Staggering rainfall totals continue in 2020

Despite the fact rain was only recorded five days in Mountain Home in the month of June, the month still finished exactly 1.5 inches above normal, meaning the year-to-date rainfall is almost double what it should be at this point in the year. The first six months of the year also rank as the second wettest in Mountain Home history for that period.

June’s rain total at KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot, the official reporting station in Mountain Home for the National Weather Service, was 5.49 inches, while the normal rainfall for the month is 3.49 inches. The total was helped out when 3.83 inches of rain were recorded June 9, thanks to the remnants of Tropical Storm Christobal.

Year-to-date, Mountain Home has received 45.47 inches of rain. The average rainfall through the first six months is 23.19 inches, meaning we are 22.28 inches above normal. Another amazing fact is halfway through the year, Mountain Home has already surpassed its normal annual rainfall. The normal rainfall in one year is 45.23 inches. The current total of 45.47 inches in six months means we are .24 of an inch past what is normal for 12 months.

The first six months of 2020 ranks number two in Mountain Home history when the rainfall totals from Jan. 1 through June 30 are compared. The wettest first six months occurred in 1945 when 47.47 inches of rain fell.

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