2nd Wettest May on Record for Oklahoma City, OK
It’s been a very wet over the past 19 days in Oklahoma City. In fact, they are currently sitting at their 2nd wettest May on record with 13.88″ and only 0.64″ behind the wettest May on record of 14.52″ set only 2 years ago!
Rain Past 14 Days
Based on radar estimates, nearly 10″ to 15″ of rain has fallen across parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas over the past 14 days. Flooding has been a big issue for many locations and unfortunately, more rain is on the way for the rest of the week.
U.S. Drought Monitor
Several spots across central and western Texas and Oklahoma are currently dealing with drought, but note that there has been continued improvements over the last 3 months. With all the heavy rainfall we’ve seen since last week, I expected to see additional improvement when the latest U.S. Drought Monitor get released tomorrow (Thursday, May 21st).
National Weather Outlook
When it rains, it pours! Showers and thunderstorms continue across the Central and Southern Plains through the rest of the week. The weather loop below shows that some of the heaviest rainfall (dark green) is expected to fall across parts of Texas and Oklahoma.
5 Day Rainfall Forecast
Additional rainfall through AM Monday could approach 4″ to nearly 6″ in some of the same areas that have been inundated with the heaviest rainfall over the past couple of weeks.
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