As of Wednesday afternoon, the rainfall warning has been lifted for Airdrie. A total of 60.4 mm of rain has fallen since Monday, though the forecast is predicting a smattering of rain showers for the next several days as well as chances of thunderstorms. Northwesterly winds continue to gust from 43 to 62 km/h, however, the wind should die down slightly in the evening hours.
The City of Calgary has also issued an update on the response to the heavy rainfall. According to a press release, "Over the last 48 hours, Calgary has received 70-80mm of precipitation with up to 100mm in localized areas. Wind gusts are expected to reach 70 mph today. The system has begun to move east resulting in conditions tapering off. Environment Canada has ended the wind and rainfall warnings but a State of Local Emergency remains in effect."
The boating advisory remains in effect on both the Bow and Elbow rivers and will be in place until water levels taper off to a safe level. Everyone is advised against boating and all other watercraft activities on the Bow and Elbow River during this time.
The Elbow River has reached peak flow and isn’t anticipated to rise any higher than the Bow River but the water level will continue to remain high for the coming days and can continue to change with additional weather systems. Members of the Calgary Fire Department Aquatics Team will be monitoring the rivers while the boating advisory is in place.
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