Flood of May 2010

Flood of May 2010
Bridge across Langford Cove Old Hickory, TN 5/3/2010
Photo Credit: Bobby Boyd

Flood of May 2010

New Rainfall Records Established At Nashville

 

Meteorologist Bobby Boyd
National Weather Service
Nashville, Tennessee

 

 

Rainfall records were shattered this past weekend (May 1st and May 2nd) when copious amounts of rain fell across Middle Tennessee. In Nashville, a new 24-hour rainfall record was established when 9.09 inches of rain fell on May 1st and May 2nd. The old record was 6.68 inches set previously on September 13th and 14th 1979 during the remnants of Hurricane Frederic. A new two day rainfall record was established when 13.57 inches fell on May 1st and May 2nd which shattered the previous record of 6.68 inches set on September 13th and 14th 1979. A new calendar day rainfall record was set when 7.25 inches of rain fell on May 2nd. This also established a new record for the most rainfall for any calendar day in Nashville's history. The previous record was 6.60 inches set on September 13th 1979. A new 12 hour rainfall record was also set when  7.20 inches fell on May 2nd. The previous record was 6.37 inches set on September 13th 1979. A new 6 hour rainfall record was also set when 5.57 inches fell. Previous record was 5.17 inches on September 13th 1979. May 2010 will rank as the wettest may on record. Previously, May 1983 was the wettest with 11.04 inches.

 



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