What happened this week in weather? Take a look at the stats below to find out!
- On Sunday, June 16, many rainfall records were broken:
- Evansville, IN: 8th wettest June day on record.
- Cincinnati, OH: 2.38” fell on Sunday alone, making it the 11th rainiest June day on record.
- Waco, TX: 3.10” fell on Sunday, which was the city’s wettest day since June 24, 2017.
- Joplin, MO: A daily record rainfall of 1.57” was set on Sunday, breaking the old record of 1.53” set in 1988.
- Three tornadoes, two EF0’s and one EF1, were confirmed in Dallas, TX on Sunday, June 16.
- 45 million people were under flash flood warnings on the morning of Monday, June 17.
- On Monday, June 17, Arizona finally broke free of 512 weeks of drought. That’s the longest drought in Arizona in the history of the U.S. Drought Monitor.
- Oklahoma received strong winds on the morning of Wednesday, June 19, with some reports of 80+ mph winds.
- Over the course of the week, a percentage of the southeast drought was alleviated, going from 21% to 12% in the moderate drought category.
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