Tulsa's Rainfall So Far This Month Close To Record

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 2:55 pm
By: News On 6

So far this month, Tulsa has officially received 12.09" of rainfall. 

News On 6 meteorologist Mike Grogan says that total puts Tulsa at the third wettest month of May overall. May of 1892 was .01" more than our current total at 12.10" and May 1943 recorded a stunning 18" of rainfall.

Grogan says Tulsa won't likely reach the wettest May ever status, but with more rain in the forecast, Tulsa could easily see the second wettest May on record.

List of record rainfall totals for any month for Tulsa...

  • September 1971    18.81
  • May 1943              18.00
  • October 1941       16.51
  • June 1904              14.87
  • June 1921              13.57
  • May 1892              12.10
  • May 2015              12.09 [as of 5/27/2015]

Meanwhile, the Oklahoma MESONET reported on Sunday this May is already the wettest month in Oklahoma history.  The MESONET says as of Sunday afternoon the statewide average for May stood at 12.29" of rainfall, which is 8.61" above normal.

5/24/2015 Related Story: May 2015 Becomes Wettest Month In Oklahoma History