Las Vegas has surpassed its yearly average rainfall on May 9 with 114.5 mm (4.51 inches) recorded since January 1. The annual average for the city is 106.4 mm (4.19 inches). May average is 3 mm (0.12 inches).
The city has already experienced its wettest May 9 and 10 and is now in its 5th wettest May ever recorded.
Almost the entire state received some amount of rain on May 10 but heaviest rain (up to around 19 mm / 0.75 inches) was measured in the southern half of the valley, NWS Las Vegas said.
In 24 hours to 13:00 LT, 34.5 mm (1.36 inches) of rain was recorded in Kyle Canyon, 30.2 mm (1.19 inches) in Desert Rock, 19.3 mm (0.76 inches) in Henderson, 19 mm (0.75 inches) in Red Rock Canyon and 18 mm (0.71 inches) in Las Vegas.
Image credit: NASA Terra/MODIS. Acquired May 9, 2019
Featured image credit: NASA Terra/MODIS. Acquired May 10, 2019
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