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Mount Washington saw record rain in July

Vermont, which dealt with serious flooding across the state, also saw several records broken.
Credit: AP Photo/Jim Cole, File
FILE - In this July 27, 2016 file photo, a pair of hikers traverse a trail on Mount Washington, N.H.

GORHAM, N.H. — The tallest mountain in New England is known for its snow-capped peak, but it was heavy rainfall that had hikers talking in July.

New Hampshire's Mount Washington set a new record for rainfall in July with 17.08 inches (43.38 centimeters) of precipitation for the month, the Mount Washington Observatory reported.

Heavy rainfall was recorded across the region.

Vermont, which dealt with serious flooding across the state, saw several records broken.

It was the wettest month on record in Montpelier, which recorded 12.06 inches (30.63 centimeters) of rain, and the wettest July on record in Rutland, which had 7.42 inches (18.84 centimeters) of rain, said Adriana Kremer, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Burlington.

In Massachusetts, it was the second-wettest July on record in Boston and Worcester, officials said. There was heavier-than-normal rainfall in Maine and New Hampshire but no top 10 rain totals, officials said.

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