More Failed Predictions: May Was The Second Wettest Month In US History

Posted: June 30, 2019 by oldbrew in climate, Natural Variation, predictions, weather


H/T Climate Change Dispatch

An obvious clue in this report is the mention of the jetstream, which is not known to be related to minor trace gases in the atmosphere, despite wishful thinking in some quarters. Why do leaders ignore these failures of climate science, yet listen avidly to misguided doomsayers demanding vast spending and taxes?
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported the month of May was the second wettest and temperatures were in the bottom-third for its 125-year US history, reports American Thinker.

The 2010 publication titled, ‘A Global Overview Of Drought and Heat-Induced Tree Mortality Reveals Emerging Climate Change Risks for Forests’, was accepted by the Obama administration as scientific evidence that climate change had made the Earth:

“…increasingly vulnerable to higher background tree mortality rates and die-off in response to future warming and drought, even in environments that are not normally considered water-limited.”

But NOAA just reported that May US precipitation totaled an average of 4.41 inches, 1.50 inches above average, and ranked second wettest in the 125-year period of record for May as well as second wettest for all months since January 1895.

The only wetter month in US history was May 2015 with 4.44 inches of precipitation.

The 37.68 inches of precipitation across the contiguous U.S. from June 2018 to May 2019 shattered the previous 1982-83 12-month period by 1.48 inches.

Near-record to record precipitation was observed from the West Coast through the central Plains and into the Great Lakes and parts of the Northeast.

As a result, severe May flooding was observed along the Arkansas, Missouri, and Mississippi rivers. Vicksburg, MS, reported ongoing flooding since mid-February.

A southward dip in the jet stream over the western contiguous U.S. during May contributed to above-average late-season snowfall, with Denver reporting its snowiest May in 44 years with 3.9 inches total for the month.

Duluth, MN, reported 10.6 inches of snow on the May 9 for the snowiest day since records were first kept in 1884.

May’s average contiguous U.S. temperature was 59.5°F, 0.7°F below the 20th-century average and ranking in the bottom third of the 125-year record.

Read more here.

  1. JB says:

    Well its the squeaky wheel syndrome, and all politicians can do to fix problems (that aren’t theirs to fix anyway) is throw money at it.I’ve never found a politician yet who was better at writing statutes than the average programmer writes code. People astute enough to do so abhor those professions.

    I remember the flooding of April-May 2015. It was only a couple of inches from coming across our driveway and inundating the basement. Now I keep a set of sandbags ready at the curb, and they do get used a few times every year. Just a natural part of living in the Midwest.

  2. stpaulchuck says:

    “Why do leaders ignore these failures of climate science, yet listen avidly to misguided doomsayers demanding vast spending and taxes?”

    Seriously? They actually asked that question with a straight face??

    [reply] no, we asked it 😉

  3. gds44 says:

    Reblogged this on Gds44's Blog.

  4. JCscuba says:

    Because they are socialist morons and have no conception about the scientific method!

  5. Not sure how one can average rain across a country as it varies so much in different regions. In our region of south east Queensland during the last month of June there was considerable rain in a short strip close to the coast but no drought breaking rain 50 or 100 km inland from the coast. At our place we had for the month 212mm (8.3 ins) which is about double the 125 year average for the month but some places nearby had that in two days with local flooding. For interest at our place we had a dry summer with 330mm or 49% of the 125 year average, for autumn we had 620mm which is 105% of average and it is very likely that we will exceed average for winter (which is the dry time with 125 yr average of 228mm) The grandkids went surfing yesterday with the sea temperature being 21C (ie winter temperatures) with a nice swell of 1.5m waves. We are glad we live in the best climate of the world- plenty of rain particularly in summer which cools the atompheric temperature and warm (compared to Europe & USA) in the winter. By the way the last bad cyclone in our part of the world occurred in 1893. There has been low depression rainstorms such as in 2011 when people died in floods in the surrounds of Brisbane but no high wind cyclones. The supposed increase in CO2 has had no noticeable effect on climate here. (note there were three independent measurements of CO2 in the 1940s which recorded around 400ppm but the climate alarmists will not accept the accurate measurements as it does not fit with there propaganda)

  6. oldbrew says:

    Clueless warmists…

    Date: 28/06/19 Roy Spencer

    When the Great Lakes water levels were unusually low from approximately 2000 through 2012 or so, this was pointed to as evidence that global warming was causing the Great Lakes to dry up.
    . . .
    Then in a matter of two years, low lake levels were replaced with high lake levels. The cause (analysis here) was a combination of unusually high precipitation (contrary to global warming theory) and an unusually cold winter that caused the lakes to mostly freeze over, reducing evaporation.

    Now, as of this month (June, 2019), ALL of the Great Lakes have reached record high levels.
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    Now they say the weather/climate has gone ‘weird’. Or was that themselves they were referring to?

  7. oldbrew says:

    Mexico hail: Ice 1.5m thick carpets Mexico’s Guadalajara

  8. ren says:

    July will also be wet in the US.

  9. Ve2 says:

    Strange isn’t it that 30 years ago they were telling us that they knew all about climate change and every time they fouled up they discovered a new factor that explained the discrepancy but still confirmed the original outcome.