Regina and Swift Current could see their driest July on record

Farmer Kelly Garchinski said he’s never had cracks like this on his land. He said they’ve seldom had to cut the grass this year, but when they do it looks like a dust storm because the top soil is so thin. (Kendall Latimer/CBC)

By Christy Climenhaga, CBC News, July 27, 2017 

Southern Saskatchewan still waiting for rain after bone-dry July

No matter how many spiders you kill, it is going to be difficult to turn around this month’s rainfall numbers in southern Saskatchewan.

The south has seen an almost total lack of rain for the month of July. Regina has seen a grand total of 0.2 millimetres of precipitation this month, with the last rainfall in the city over five millimetres taking place on June 17.

Swift Current is not far behind with 0.8 millimetres reported so far in July. Regina and Swift Current are both on their way to having their driest July on record, if numbers hold until the end of the month.

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