May 2014 rainfall moves up the charts
Thu, 29 May 2014 01:04:35 GMT —
Today's rainfall hung around longer than I anticipated in the Flint area, and we're now experiencing one of our wettest Mays since records began in Flint.
At Flint's Bishop Airport, 0.28" of rain fell today, pushing our total for the month up to 7.25".
That is 4.47" over our long-term average through the first 28 days of the month.
We're also in 4th place amongst the wettest Mays since records began in Flint in 1921.
The 3rd wettest May on record occurred in 1945 when 7.59" of rain fell.
The wettest May on record was in 2004 when 8.19" fell.
May 2014 also is in 15th place amongst the wettest months of all time in Flint.
In Saginaw, no rain was recorded at the Tri-Cities airport today and the monthly total still sits at 3.23".
This is just 0.26" above average through the first 28 days of the month.
We're expecting a dry stretch of weather through the weekend before rain moves back into the forecast next week.
For extended forecast details, click on the video!