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May was wettest month in U.S. historyPublished: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Last month was the wettest month on record in the contiguous United States,
according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration meteorologists.

Nearly 200 trillion gallons of rain and snow fell over the Lower 48 states
in May, according to climate scientist Jake Crouch, with an average of 4.36
inches of total precipitation falling on the Lower 48.

A stalled pattern of storms dumped water on the central United States,
especially Texas and Oklahoma, to drive up the numbers. Those states had
been in five-year droughts that ended in just a month.

"It's like one disaster ending a catastrophe," Crouch said.

Fourteen states had one of their 10 wettest Mays ever; all of them were
located west of the Mississippi River and east of California.

This May was one of only seven Mays on record in the United States to
average more than 4 inches of total precipitation. But it's hard to make
any connections from a single month to climate change, Crouch said (AP/*New
York Times*
June 8). *-- BTP*

On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 2:53 PM, Andrew Strasfogel <>

> This Congress???  You must be joking.
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 2:44 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes <
>> wrote:
>> Andrew, oh my, you must help them, HELP THEM!!!  Quick, get a bill in
>> front
>> of Congress to start a new program to HELP THEM!!!
>> Wait, they are humans, very adaptable and hard working humans at that, and
>> they've already solved the issue at their level...  All they needed was to
>> be left alone and allowed to use their minds and their resources.  Imagine
>> that!
>> Move along folks, nothing to see here, move along...
>> -------------
>> Max
>> Charleston SC
>> On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 1:49 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
>>> wrote:
>> > Which was clearly off point.
>> >
>> > The point is that farmers whose LIVELIHOOD depends on climate norms have
>> > had to adjust their planting schedules due to a major shift in climate
>> > trends - a large increase in temperatures.  These aren't liberals or
>> tree
>> > huggers, nor do most of them vote Democratic I would surmise.  They have
>> > credibility in reporting on what is happening to the climate because it
>> > affects their income.  If you fail to see this then you are like the
>> > figurative man pretending to be asleep.
>> >
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