Chicago breaks May rainfall record for third year in a row

With nearly two weeks remaining in the month, Chicago is poised to smash the record for wettest May of all-time.

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has already reported 8.19 inches of rain this month, making this the third-wettest May since record keeping began in the 1950s.

According to NBC 5 Storm Team Meteorologist Paul Deanno, the record was set in 2019, with 8.25 inches of rain during the month.

May 2018 was another record-setting month, with 8.21 inches of rain, meaning that if Chicago gets 0.07 more inches of rain this month, it will mark the third consecutive year that the monthly rain record has been broken.

Chicago has received 7.88 inches of rain over the last four days alone.

Thanks to Bill Sellers for this link

5 thoughts on “Chicago breaks May rainfall record for third year in a row”

  1. Two dams breached in Edenville Mi. 9 ft of water, dam failed certification in 2018, is up for sale!!?? So rather than maintaining it they just sell it ? To who? The Chicoms???

  2. National Weather Service (NWS) said Chicago has recorded 8.30 inches / 210.82mm of rain so far this month, breaking previous records for the month of May of 8.25″ set just last year. NWS Chicago said, “this also marks three straight years of setting new May precipitation records.”

  3. Yeah, this whole Grand Solar Minimum event will become more and more difficult to ignore as the observable effects increase … dramatically, perhaps.
    As the sun’s magnetic rays diminish, the ever-present cosmic rays manifest more prominently with increased radiation levels measured at higher altitudes (already happening).

    Increased cosmic rays prompt the formation of clouds with 2 immediate consequences…
    One being decrease in temperature.
    Second being big increase in precipitation.

    Again, these effects are already taking place and will remain for the next 25 years or so.

  4. Record keeping began in the 1950s? Does this date back to the building of the airport or did somebody just decide to start keeping a record? So if there is a climate variation cycle longer than 70 years this record is of no help. And that is true of a lot of records it appears.

  5. Aren’t rains and flooding part of the ice age cycle too? They certainly are!
    Remember that precipitation extremes increase when you enter an ice age.
    More precip = ice age. And that means more snow in winter.

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