Thanks to Doug and Trish Weekes, who recorded the rainfall amount, the July 11 rains constitute a thousand-year event. Vanessa Urango of the NH Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management sent the Weekes’ data to the National Weather Service for validation.
The feds quickly validated the data. “It is now the highest rainfall total reported!” Vanessa wrote. “And for reference, we looked at NWS recurrence intervals for rainfall events, and it appears that the rainfall that fell at that location in Orange (where approximately 5.58 inches of the 6.83 total fell in a span of 2 hours) is a 1,000+ year event!”
Five and a half inches in two hours. One officially for the record books.