Sunday’s Rain Was Record-Setting and it Will Continue
If Sunday's storm throughout the day felt unusual, it was. We set a daily precipitation record for Boise.
I have to admit, having grown up in Seattle, one of my favorite things about calling the Treasure Valley home is that our rainstorms are somewhat infrequent, and typically, when they do happen, they seem to pass quickly.
That was not the case Sunday.
According to our news partner KTVB Newschannel 7, nearly three-quarters of an inch of rain fell in Boise on Sunday, and that was nearly double the previous record for January 26th which had stood since 1970.
For those of us who don't love a day full of rain, there can be an upside if you enjoy winter recreation. It did help the mountains adding four to six inches of new snow.
The record-setting day also helped bring Boise's precipitation totals closer to desired normal levels, though we are still behind by nearly 1.5 inches. We are expecting rain off-and-on throughout today though, which will continue to assist in catching up to where experts say we want to be.
The higher than usual temperatures are continuing as well, as meteorologists are forecasting highs in the 50s this weekend as we start February. Those temperatures would typically be more common in March.