For the Lower 48 States of the U.S., May Was the Wettest of 1,452 Months on Record

Most of us probably know that May was astonishingly wet in much of the country. But now, thanks to a report just released by the National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly the National Climatic Data Center), we know just profoundly soggy it was.

For the contiguous states, not only was it the wettest May on record, but in 121-years of record-keeping it was also the wettest month ever.

To put it another way, this past May was wetter than all 1,451 months preceding it.

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