May 30, 2024 - News

May 2024 is one of rainiest in Twin Cities history

Bar chart showing the five rainiest Mays in the Twin Cities since 1938, with 2012 having the highest precipitation at 9.34 inches. It also shows May 2024, which has had 5.31 inches, as of May 29.
Data: Midwestern Regional Climate Center. Chart: Axios Visuals

May 2024 will go down as one of the wettest in Twin Cities history, with 5.31 inches at MSP Airport, according to data from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center dating back to 1938.

State of play: There's a chance for only a small amount of rain on Thursday night, so it likely won't quite crack the top 10.

Yes, but: The last few weeks have provided a much-needed dousing for the metro area.

Flashback: A year ago, we finished May with only 1.62 inches of rain, the start of a long drought in Minnesota. Those days are long gone.

Threat level: The National Weather Service says there's a chance of rain every day from Friday through at least Tuesday.


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