1880: An estimated F4 tornado hit Savoy, Texas. The storm killed 14 people, and 60 others were injured. It leveled the entire business and northeast residential sections. The tornado was described as “a funnel blazing with balls of fire.”
1973: An F3 tornado moved east and struck the northern portion of Athens, Georgia. Destruction was massive near Athens, with losses estimated at ten million dollars. Damage from the storm included 545 homes and 17 businesses. Hundreds of large trees more than 100 years old were destroyed.
U.S. record 24- and 48-hour May snow was set at Shonkin, MT, in May 1982. 48″ in 24-hrs and 66″ in 48-hrs. The 48″ is a MT rec. any month. pic.twitter.com/fi4uDlYvla
— Brian Brettschneider (@Climatologist49) April 25, 2017
— NWS Little Rock (@NWSLittleRock) May 30, 2017
2015: Some parts of Oklahoma have seen more than a foot of rain during the month of May 2015. Storms killed at least 17 people in Texas and Oklahoma, and more than a dozen are still missing. State climatologist Gary McManus from the Oklahoma Climatological Survey calculated the May rainfall total averaged over all Sooner State reporting stations through midday May 29 – 14.18 inches – was easily outpacing the previous record wet month, set in October 1941 (10.75 inches).