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Active Weather for Alaska and Hawaii; Snow across the North

A strong storm approaching Alaska this weekend will bring heavy snow, blizzard conditions and bitterly cold temperatures. Meanwhile, a stalled front near Hawaii may bring flooding and even blizzard conditions for the Big Island Summits this weekend. Across the northern Plains and Great Lakes, accumulating snow some high winds are forecast. Read More >

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1145 AM CDT THU MAY 22 2003

...THE LONG STRETCH OF RAIN IS FINALLY OVER...

THREE WEEKS OF OFF AND ON RAINFALL HAVE FINALLY COME TO A CLOSE.

THE CURRENT TOTAL OF 10.37 INCHES MAKES MAY 2003 THE WETTEST MONTH IN HUNTSVILLE SINCE JUNE 1992...WHEN 10.59 INCHES FELL. THE ALL-TIME RECORD FOR MAY IS 11.88 INCHES...SET IN 1983. CURRENTLY 2003 IS THE SECOND WETTEST MAY ON RECORD.

IN MUSCLE SHOALS...THE MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL SO FAR IS 10.89 INCHES. THIS IS THE WETTEST MONTH ON RECORD SINCE JUNE 1992...WHEN 11.67 INCHES FELL. THE ALL-TIME RECORD FOR MAY IS 11.86 INCHES...SET IN 1983. CURRENTLY 2003 REMAINS THE FOURTH WETTEST MAY ON RECORD.

THE BIGGEST RAIN EVENT OF THE MONTH WAS THE MAY 4TH-8TH EVENT...WHICH CAUSED SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IN THE HUNTSVILLE AREA. FOLLOWING ARE SOME UNOFFICIAL RAINFALL TOTALS FROM MADISON COUNTY STATIONS:

STATION MAY 4 - 8 MONTH-TO-DATE
(through 7am 05/22)
Haden 10.27 16.85
Northeast Huntsville 10.09 15.34
Downtown Huntsville 8.04 13.95
Farley 8.47 13.34
South Huntsville 7.46 12.76
Fourmile Post Firehouse 8.06 12.67
Research Park / NSSTC 6.57 12.56
Northwest Huntsville 5.27 11.32
Old Hwy 20 / Madison 5.76 10.84
Ditto Landing 6.24 9.60

Additional rainfall totals will be posted on our website at the end of the month!