This Week in Weather 5/26/18-6/1/18

This week has been nothing short of record-breaking. The biggest story across the country was intense rainfall amounts from tropical and subtropical systems, like Alberto. Check out the stats below!

  • Sanford, FL: This city received 1.17″ of rain by 8a on Sunday, May 27. This breaks the daily rainfall record for this date, which was 1.10″ set in 1963.
  • Chicago, IL: The 97 degree high on Sunday, May 27 makes today hotter than any day during the past 5 summers! The last time Chicago officially reached 97 degrees was back on July 25, 2012 when it was 99!
  • Patapsco River (Elkridge) Rose Almost 18′ In About 2 Hours. It rose 13.26′ in one hour. (7.63′ to 20.89′ 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM)
  • 2016 PERSPECTIVE: At Ellicott City, the Patapsco rose just over 13 feet in 100 minutes (7:20pm – 9:00pm) in 2016.
  • Today’s record crest:  24.36′
    • Previous record was 23.58′ set 2 years ago.  ***period of record 2010-2018***
  • Wilmington, NC: This is the wettest May on record for ILM at 13.19” for the month (and still raining).  The old record was 9.12” set in 1956. (Records date back to 1871)
  • It officially reached 100° in the Twin Cities, MN on Monday, May 28! This is only the second date in the month of May the Twin Cities have reached 100°.
  • New Records set:
    • Earliest date to hit 100° (106° – May 31, 1934)
    • Record high on May 28 (98° – 1934)
    • Warmest Memorial Day (98° – 1934)
  • Thanks in part to Tropical Depression Alberto, May 2018 will go down as Chicago’s wettest May on record! 8.21″ breaks the previous record of 7.59″ set in May 1945.

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