Wow! What an incredibly wet May it has been for the majority of Texas! From the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley and east to the Louisiana border, waves of rain showers and thunderstorms over the course of the month have brought copious amounts of rain. Totals have ranged from 2-4 inches across the Panhandle to 8 to 12 inches across the coastal plains. The highest totals to date have occurred along the middle Texas coast near Victoria, with amounts over more than 20 inches. Another area of 20 inch plus totals has occurred across East Texas, the east of Lufkin.
National Weather Service Estimate of Rain Falling between May 1 and May 26:
Compared to normal May rain, totals are above average and in some cases, well above average.
National Weather Service Rainfall Departure from Normal between May 1 and May 26:
Far West Texas and the Trans Pecos region has been the driest part of the state. Scattered rains have totaled less than a half inch/
In Austin, rainfall at Camp Mabry through May 25th has totaled 4.67 inches. This is 0.61 inches above normal. The new 1991-2020 normal May rainfall is 5.04 inches.
Rainfall at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport through May 25th has been 4.80 inches. This is 0.70 inches above normal. The new 1991-2020 normal May rainfall is 5.00 inches.