April rainfall above normal, area way ahead for year to date

The month of April continued the trend of being above normal for rainfall, and the area is nearly 9 inches ahead for the year to date in precipitation. At KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot, the official reporting station in Mountain Home for the National Weather Service, 5.39 inches of rain fell in April. The average April rainfall is 4.13, meaning we finished the month with a surplus of 1.26 inches.

April made it three out of four months in 2019 we have been above normal in rainfall. February was the second wettest on record in Mountain Home when 8.8 inches of rain was recorded. For the year-to-date, 23.24 inches of rain has fallen, the average through the first four months of the year is 14.35, meaning we are 8.89 inches ahead of normal.

No records were set in April. The warmest temperature was recorded the 11th when the mercury got to 85 degrees. The coldest temperature was the first when the low dipped to 31 degrees. Rainfall was recorded 10 days with 1.58 inches on the 14th the heaviest amount.

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