A wet end to the long weekend

<p> It was a wet end to the Colonel By Day long weekend.</p> <p> Ottawa received 38.4 mm of rain on Monday as a series of thunderstorms rumbled across the region.</p> <p> The 38.4 mm of rain set a record for the wettest August 6 in Ottawa history. The previous record was 29 mm set in 1984.</p> <p> Environment Canada says a thunderstorm was reported at the Ottawa Airport between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.</p> <p> According to @YOW_Weather, the three hours and 33 minutes of thunderstorms at the Ottawa airport was the longest thunderstorm in 10 years.</p> <p dir="ltr"> The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ottawa?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ottawa</a> airport has reported &quot;Thunderstorm&quot; for the past 3 hours and 33 minutes. That's the longest thunderstorm in over 10 years (since June 15th, 2008). The all time record is 6 hours on July 5th, 1963. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OttWeather?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OttWeather</a></p> — YOW Weather Records (@YOW_Weather) <a href="https://twitter.com/YOW_Weather/status/1026629652528472064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 7, 2018</a> <p> The thunderstorm forced a ground stop at the Ottawa International Airport on Monday. Several departures were cancelled because of the storm.</p> <p dir="ltr"> Weather in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YOW?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#YOW</a> is improving and operations will very slowly return to normal as ground crews try to catch up with big backlog. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OttCity?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OttCity</a> <a href="https://t.co/ed0uDvRYBB">pic.twitter.com/ed0uDvRYBB</a></p> — Ottawa Airport (@FlyYOW) <a href="https://twitter.com/FlyYOW/status/1026641923782656000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 7, 2018</a> <p> A Heat Warning was lifted for Ottawa shortly after the thunderstorm hit the region.</p> <p dir="ltr"> Barrhaven, about 7:00 pm. Short power outages but so far my dinner in the oven is still cooking. <a href="https://t.co/reyzP338C9">pic.twitter.com/reyzP338C9</a></p> — Leacy O'Brien (@Leacyo) <a href="https://twitter.com/Leacyo/status/1026613636645703682?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 6, 2018</a> <p dir="ltr"> <a href="https://t.co/N188UBWZrB">pic.twitter.com/N188UBWZrB</a></p> — Nancy Barnes (@SunSequitur) <a href="https://twitter.com/SunSequitur/status/1026619607887630336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 7, 2018</a>