May 2015 Becomes Wettest Month In Oklahoma History


Sunday, May 24th 2015, 12:55 pm
By: News On 6


With a week still to go, the Oklahoma MESONET reports May 2015 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. 

Highest All-Time monthly statewide rainfall averages:

  • May 2015: 12.29"
  • October 1941: 10.75"
  • May 1957: 10.54"
  • May 1982: 10.38"
  • May 1943: 9.66"
  • June 2007: 9.51"
  • May 1902: 9.14"
  • July 1950: 9.07"

The MESONET says its records go back to 1895. With more rain forecast in the coming week, the record set by May 2015 will go much higher.

Flash flood warnings remain in effect in nine eastern Oklahoma counties as rain continues to fall.

Weather Alerts

The National Weather Service says that between one and three inches of rain fell over the region Sunday morning. Forecasters say as much as three more inches are possible by Monday morning.

WARN Interactive Radar

With the ground already saturated, flash flooding is likely.