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Record Rainfall Recorded at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, PR

 

A record 2.92 inches of rain fell at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San Juan on May 17th, 2010. This surpassed the previous record rainfall for the date of 2.11 inches recorded in 1965. In addition, a record 1.32 inches of rainfall fell at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San Juan on May 18th, 2010. This tied the previous record of 1.32 inches that was recorded in San Juan on May 18th, 1965. Through May 18th, 2010, a total of 9.21 inches of rainfall has accumulated at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, which is 3.92 inches more than the normal monthly total.

May is the third wettest month of the year across the San Juan Metro area. In fact, with the 9.21 inches of rainfall recorded so far this May, May 2010 still does not rank among the top wettest May's on record (see table below). However the 27.90 inches of rainfall that has been recorded at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San Juan since January 1st, 2010, represents the wettest start to a year on record. This total is 0.63 inches ahead of 2005 on this date, which ended as the wettest year on record in San Juan (see below).

 

 

Top 10 Wettest May's and Year's on record in San Juan, PR

 

Wettest May's

Year

Wettest Year's

Year

14.99"

1965

77.28"

2005

13.59"

1958

74.55"

1979

12.80"

1986

74.04"

1958

12.17"

1987

73.46"

1981

12.13"

1979

72.55"

1998

11.02"

1981

69.61"

1956

10.26"

1982

67.24"

1996

9.66"

1956

66.32"

1970

9.47"

1995

65.88"

2006

9.38"

2004

65.81"

1965

 

*Records from the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport date back to January 1st, 1956

 


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