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Mountain Home Idaho News and Adventures

Mountain Home August 2008 Sunrise

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Picture of the Week - 4th Week of August 2008

I took this picture near the Mountain Home Air Force Base “Grand View Gate” on August 22nd, 2008 at 6:45AM.

Sunrise near Mountain home AFB Idaho - August 2008
Click on the image to see a bigger photo of this sunrise.

What Inspired Me?
On Monday August 2008 I saw the “6:45AM sunrise” and it was quite a sight. I told myself I was going to get a picture of this type of sunrise on Tuesday. On Tuesday, I forgot my camera. I also forgot the camera on Wednesday. Thursday brought a semi-nice sunrise but there were just too many clouds to get the type of color I wanted.

On Friday morning however, the conditions were almost perfect. A few clouds underlit by the rising sun gave me the picture I wanted. The only problem is the thick layer of smoke hanging just around mountain top level.

Mapping the Photo
Map the sunrise picture in Mountain Home
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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 August 2008 22:27

Mtn Home School Stats – Students by Grade

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Ever wonder how many students are in each grade for your Mountain Home, Idaho schools? I found some statistics for the 2007 school year. I found it interesting there were more students in 9th and 10th grade than all the others.

Mountain Home Idaho Student Numbers by Grade

With 8 different schools in Mountain Home, there were 524 student attending class but this does not include pre-schools nor kindergarten.

 

Mountain Home Idaho Students by Grade Number of students
1st Grade 231
2nd Grade 250
3rd Grade 241
4th Grade 218
5th Grade 230
6th Grade 277
7th Grade 332
8th Grade 305
9th Grade 421
10th Grade 404
11th Grade 284
12th Grade 293
Total 524

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2008 22:43

Boise Climate Summary - July 2008

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What was the weather like in Boise during the Month of July as compared to historical weather data? I wish we had this data for Mountain Home but I think the Boise weather is close enough.

July 2008 weather was nice

No long periods of excessive heat this July...

A remarkable turn around in July 2008 with only one day of 100
degrees or more. This was in sharp contrast to July 2007 which had
14 days of 100 plus readings and July 2006 which had 13 of these
days. Even though July 2008 was a bit warmer than normal average
wise, it was a pleasant summer month overall with cool mornings
almost every day and highs in the 90's. A few days had daytime high
temperatures only in the 80's.

Rainbow over Legacy Park - Mountain Home, Idaho

July also had some rain with a quarter of an inch recorded at the
Boise airport. This was very close to normal. On the 22nd, strong
thunderstorms erupted across the area producing hail, gusty winds
and heavy rain on the west side of Boise. There were several reports
of rainfall amounts up to a half inch falling in 15 to 30 minutes
time. These storms appeared to stay just below severe levels but
later that day the Twin Falls area was hit by several severe
thunderstorms causing considerable damage in some
locations.

Although July was comfortable temperature wise, there were several
days with poor air quality issues due to a persistent southwest flow
transporting smoke and haze from the extensive wild fires burning
over Northern and Central California.

The Data from the National Weather Service in Boise, Idaho

 

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST           102   07/03
LOWEST             52   07/12
AVG. MAXIMUM     93.1              89.2     3.9
AVG. MINIMUM     62.2              60.3     1.9
MEAN             77.6              74.7     2.9
DAYS MAX >= 90     26
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM         2.01   1913
TOTALS           0.28              0.39   -0.11
DAYS >= .01         2
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL    0.22   07/22 TO 07/22
DEGREE_DAYS
COOLING TOTAL     401               297     104
SINCE 1/1        614               453     161
.................................................
WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.9
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/308
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/290    DATE  07/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/310    DATE  07/18
SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   89
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     32
-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2009 11:46

Rumble and Road Car Show

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August 3rd 2008 brought the Lions Club Rumble and Road Classic Car Show to Mountain Home, Idaho. This Car Show was held at Carl Miller Park on a beautiful day with light winds and warm temperatures. There were probably 50 plus cars on display and a few local businesses also had their car related products on display.

Carl Miller Park Car Show in Mountain Home

I was surprised to see a rock climbing wall set up at the back of the park. The kids seemed to really enjoy this feature.

Rock climbing wall at car show

Here are just a few of the cars on display during the Loins Club Rumble and Roar Car Show in Mountain Home. Want to see more pictures???? Click here for a slide show of 17 different cars taken at the car show.

Dale Dixon Award Winning MGB
Dale Dixon's MGB at Rumble and Roar Car Show

1960 Ford F100 Truck at Mountain Home Idaho Car Show
1960 Ford F100 Truck

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2009 12:09

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