This Week in Weather 5/25/19-5/31/19

Outrageously high temperatures and extreme tornadic activity are just two of the reasons this was a wild week in weather. Check out the mind-boggling stats below.

  • Augusta, GA hit 101° on Sunday, May 25 which is an all-time record for the month of May.  
  • Columbia, SC hit 100° in back-to-back days on the 25th and 26th, which has never happened before in the month of May (on record).
  • On Sunday, May 25, Charleston, SC, Wilmington, NC & Macon, GA’s all hit 100° and marked the earliest 100° day on record.
    • This was Charleston’s first ever 100° May day on record!
  • As of Monday, May 27, 7 of the past 11 days (going back to Fri May 17) had more than 25 filtered tornado reports, and all except for one day have had more than 15.
  • There were 124 tornado warnings issued Monday, May 27 into the morning of Tuesday, May 28.
  • May 2019 is just the 4th most active month on record at 477 tornadoes. All of the months where this there have been over 400 reported tornadoes have occurred after 2000.
  • NWS Norman just issued their 14th Tornado Watch this Month, which is the most for any month for that location since May 2015.
  • As of Wednesday, May 29, Oklahoma City, OK had already hit the record for 3rd wettest month on record with 12.81” of rain recorded.
  • On Wednesday, May 29, Kansas was hit by an EF4 tornado that was on the ground for 31 continuous miles.

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