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Chicken-Fried News: Wet Wellies



If you don’t think you need rain boots in Oklahoma, this spring might change your mind.

KOCO meteorologist Jonathan Conder and the folks at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported that between 18 and 20 inches of rain fell around the state May 1-22.

On May 13, reported that this spring is the seventh wettest on record, with 18.13 inches of rain in the last two months. reported that Norman alone received over 16 inches of rain in just two weeks.

Oklahoma City clocked 11.16 inches from May 1-22.

Adding in the additional rainfall from last weekend, Conder predicted this would be the wettest May ever recorded in the city.

State climatologist Gary McManus was a bit more reserved when he told, “I can’t promise we’ll break the record, but we’ll for sure move up that leaderboard.” On May 20, USGS reported that some records have already been surpassed in other parts of the state.

Maybe we should have held off on those rain dances for a little while longer.

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