This Week in Weather 5/19/18-5/25/18

This week in weather: Rain, storminess, and a the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season! Take a look at the weather stats below.

  • Just south of Scottsbluff, NE received 9.3 inches of rain on Sunday, May 20! Nearby Scottsbluff averages 15.77″ of rain per year. That’s about 60% of the average yearly rainfall for the area.  
  • Broward County, FL received almost a FOOT of rain in 24 hours on Sunday, May 20.
  • Between May 1 and May 20, Fort Lauderdale, FL has seen 11.43″. Their wettest May on record is 17.84″ set in 2003, so we’ll see how close they come to tying or breaking that record by the end of the month!  
  • The tropical Atlantic has continued to anomalously cool – now the sixth coldest tropical Atlantic (10-20°N, 60-20°W) on record (since 1982) for late May.
  • As of May 24th, here are the 3 states with the most reported tornadoes:
    • Texas: 584
    • Kansas: 336
    • Mississippi: 293
  • On Friday, May 25, Subtropical Storm #Alberto developed and became the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season.

Let us know what sort of weather you experienced this week in the comments below!