Northeast Flooding

Congregation member Gayle McFarland, of Montpelier, Vt., collects sodden table cloths on July 13 in the basement of Bethany Church in downtown Montpelier. Jeb Wallace-Brodeur/The Times Argus via AP

PINKHAM NOTCH, 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 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 of rain, and the wettest July on record in Rutland, which had 7.42 inches 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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