Rainfall adding up in Fort St. John and the North Peace

Fort St. John has seen around 10 millimetres of rain over the past day, with up to another 30 mm expected through the rest of the week, meteorologists say.

Some parts of the region have seen up to 20 mm of rain, and the steady stream should be welcome news to regional farmers, whose fields have been thirsty for much of June, usually the second wettest month on average for the city and region.

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"It's slowly starting to creep up, but even with these amounts, we're still going to be looking at a fairly dry month overall," said Bobby Sekhon, a meteorologist for Environment Canada.

June sees an average of 65 mm, with only 15 to 20 mm seen so far this year.

Meteorologists are forecasting another 10 mm from the rain this morning, and another 20 mm over Tuesday and Wednesday. The rainfall is coming thanks to a low pressure system in Alberta, where easterly flows are carrying precipitation into the region.

"Those are the best rainmakers for the Peace region this time of year," Sekhon said.

Though Thursday's forecast calls for sun, another system is expected to move in into Friday, bringing another 10 mm.

"We'll take what we can get," Sekhon said.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca

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