NOAA: May Was 2nd Wettest Month On Record
THE U.S JUST WRAPPED UP THE WETTEST 12-MONTH PERIOD IN RECORDED HISTORY WITH THE SECOND WETTEST MONTH ITS EVER SEEN
(CNN) – If it seems like there have been more floods and tornados than normal lately; there’s a good reason for that.
There have been, by a lot.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, may was the second wettest month in the U.S. since record keeping began.
That’s 125 years!
Taking a longer view, the past 12 month period has been the wettest ever recorded.
Part of that is due to massive thunderstorms that also produced a huge number of tornadoes, more than 500 of them.
The three-year average is less than half that.
The wettest month on record is also a May, set just four years ago in 2015.
So much for April showers bringing May flowers.
And that wasn’t even all for wacky weather in May.
Duluth, Minnesota got more snow than any other may in history while Denver saw its snowiest may in 44 years.