DENVER (CBS4) – May 2019 will be remembered by millions in the United States as a month that produced extreme weather. From tornado outbreaks to flooding, snow, heat and cold, we even had a tropical system that made headlines.Colorado Gets First Excessive Heat Warning On Record With Highs Set To Near 110 Degrees
Several states recorded below normal temperatures during May but five states, including Colorado, ended the month in the top 10 coldest on record. The others were Arizona, Utah, Nebraska and South Dakota. By contrast Alaska recorded their sixth warmest May.READ MORE: Speed Flier Rescued From Summit County Mountain As Rescue Calls Continue To Climb
May 2019 ended up being the second wettest on record for the lower 48 United States as a persistent jet stream kept a series of storms moving across the continent. More than 500 tornadoes were reported during May which is more than double the 3-year average. May produced the most active 30-day tornado period since 2011.MORE NEWS: 2 Year Old In Denver Amber Alert Found Safely
Click here to read the full May 2019 climate assessment for the United States.