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No, it wasn’t just you. Tuesday was the rainiest October day in 18 years.

Tuesday was the rainiest October day in Boise in 18 years, according to the National Weather Service.
Tuesday was the rainiest October day in Boise in 18 years, according to the National Weather Service.

Boise has received 0.93 inches of rain on Tuesday as of 7 p.m., marking the most rainfall for a day in 2018 and the most since June 12, 2017, according to the National Weather Service in Boise. The previous record for Oct. 9 was 0.61 inches in 1911.

It is the most precipitation for an October day since Oct. 12, 2000. Boise generally receives 0.75 inches of precipitation on a given day just once a year, the NWS said.

The high rainfall is due to a low-pressure system, according to NWS meteorologist Katy Branham.

Branham said she expects the heaviest rains to be finished later this evening.

“The heaviest activity should be gone by about 9 p.m.,” Branham said.

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