Last year was only behind 2005 (Katrina will be hard to beat) in the total damage amount since 1980, and behind only 2011 in number of disasters (2011 had 14). Oklahoma experienced about five of those 11 disasters last year
Many areas of south-central Oklahoma received more than 2.5 inches during the past 10 days, including 4.42 recorded at Ketchum Ranch, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet.
I would like to point out right now, as I wipe the sweat from my brow hide from the harsh heat of the sun, that it snowed 40 days ago.
June is typically (at least at the beginning) one of Tulsa's more rainy months, so there's reason to be optimistic on the drought front.
The National Weather Service determined it was an EF5, the strongest classification for a tornado, and told The Oklahoman that it was 2.6 miles wide at its widest point and tracked across 16.2 miles.
I feel like I am speaking for most of us when I tell the month of May that its intense weather will not be missed.
The last week the U.S. Drought Monitor showed any changes for Tulsa County was from April 16 to April 23.
The setup this week is similar to the setup ahead of the Moore tornado last week, but forecasters aren't as surefire as they were last week that tornadoes would be long-track and dangerous if they formed.
Also, more information on the May 19-20 storms from the National Weather Service.
Tulsa itself (not the county, but the city) is now more than an inch behind its normal rainfall for the month according to the National Weather Service.