May breaks the all time record for rainfall in Texas
This May has been a real soaker for Texas.I just crossed the Brazos River this afternoon on highway 105 and it is within a few feet of the top of its banks. There are reports that at some points it is over its banks. El Nino has apparently shifted the jet stream and is bringing in a lot of this moisture in a relentless pattern.
And now, with four days to spare, it’s officially the wettest month in the state’s history.
According to data compiled by the state’s climatologist, John Nielsen-Gammon, the state has received an average 7.54 inches of rain this May, besting the previous record of 6.66 inches in June of 2004.