Heavy rain from Beryl breaks two rain records


The remnants of Hurricane Beryl brought enough heavy rain to the Twin Lakes area early this week to break two previous rain records.

Starting with rain totals on Tuesday reaching 1.37 inches at KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot- the official weather reporting station for the National Weather Service in Mountain Home. The previous record for July 9 stood at 1.03 inches set in 2015. Wednesday’s morning’s rain total was recorded at 2.25 inches which broke a nearly 100 year old record for July 10 set in 1929 of 2.15 inches.

The two day rain total for Mountain Home was 3.62 inches which exceeds the average rainfall usually expected for the month in the region. The monthly rain total for July is now at 5.12 inches which is nearly double June’s total rain of 2.67 inches.

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