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Another rainfall record set in Grande Prairie

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A rainfall record in Grande Prairie has unofficially been broken for the second day in a row. 26.6 millimetres fell in the city on Tuesday, breaking the previous September 19 record of 20.3 millimetres set in 1971.

September 18th was also a record breaking rainfall, although with a much less amount. 13.8 millimetres of rain fell Monday, beating the previous record of 8.0 millimetres from 2004.

A rainfall warning remains in effect for the Grande Prairie – Beaverlodge – Valleyview region. The rain expected to taper off Wednesday afternoon, but could be mixed with snow in areas of higher elevation.

In Grande Prairie, Environment Canada is forecasting another 10 to 20 millimetres Wednesday, then five to 10 more overnight. That makes it possible the city will break the record for a third day in a row, as the previous record set in 1941 is 8.1 millimetres.

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All grass fields in the city remain off limits to the public.

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