NOAA: U.S. Had Wettest 12 Months On Record
RAIN AND PLENTY OF IT WAS THE BIG WEATHER STORY IN JUNE
(CNN) – The Gulf Coast is bracing for heavy rainfall from a potential tropical storm system as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revealed that the country has broken the record for the wettest 12-month period for the third time this year.
According to NOAA from July 2018 through June 2019 there has been an average of 37.86 inches of rain -7.90 inches above average.
The average precipitation for June was 3.3 inches placing it in the upper third in the record books.
Flooding conditions persisted along the central and lower Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers.
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service says a tropical depression is expected to form in the gulf by Thursday and will likely hit somewhere between the western Florida panhandle and the northern Texas coast.