With more than three inches of fresh rainfall Friday Key West, Florida has now seen the most amount of rainfall in any given May on record.
13.08 inches of rain have fallen at #KeyWest so far in May, already surpassing the monthly record of 13.01 inches, set in May 1904. Therefore, May 2018 is now the wettest May *ON RECORD* at #KeyWest, with 6 days left in the month. Rainfall records for #KeyWest date back to 1871.
— NWS Key West (@NWSKeyWest) May 26, 2018
Friday’s extra boost of rainfall was a record in itself. It was a daily rainfall record for the 25th of May specifically.
Rainfall records are kept on a daily basis, as well as monthly, seasonally, and annually.
The record Friday comes with several days left in the month of May to add even more liquid. Then there was Alberto lurking nearby…
With Alberto nearby, there’s a potential of 3-5 more inches of rain to fall across Key West!
The record-setting May 2018 has been due to a steady stream of tropical moisture from the Caribbean. It has lasted for about two weeks and contributed to Florida removing its lack of rain and drought in an incredibly short amount of time.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier