The new average rainfall in Arab jumped almost a half an inch thanks to a wet 2020.

The new average rainfall over the past 32 years, according to records kept by Tribune publisher Ed Reed, is 65.65.

That’s an increase of 0.49 inches from the previous average of 65.16 inches.

From Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020, Reed measure 80.97 inches of rainfall – the second most since 1989.

The wettest year in that time span was 1997 when he measured 82.05 inches of rain.

Last year’s weather included tornadoes, heavy rainfalls, flooding, dry moths and an early season snow in November.

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