Crazy wet and stormy Spring stats!

Crazy wet and stormy Spring stats!

Crazy wet and stormy Spring stats!

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by Ben Pine

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 3, 2011 at 7:48 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 3 at 7:48 AM

If you're wondering why the First Alert StormTeam has bags under their eyes, and maybe talking and moving a little slower...it's because of this incredible and record-breaking stormy spring season!

In April we counted 37 tornadoes in the Louisville National Weather Service office's area of responsibility in southern Indiana and central Kentucky - more tornadoes ever recorded in an entire year. The old annual record was 30 in 2008.  So far this year we have hadd 44 tornadoes touch down.  The old April record was 21 in 1974. 

And of course, we've also had the continuous rain and  flooding! 

It was the wettest April on record with almost 14.00" of rain for the month, blowing past the old record of 11.10" in 1970.  April put us on track for the 1st or 2nd wettest year on record.

So far this year we've had around 30.00" of rainfall, about 15.00" above average! 

The Ohio River flooding has been the worst since 1997.  1997 is the wettest year on record, we'll have to wait and see if 2011 will end up even more saturated!

Let's all hope for a restful Summer!!!

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