April, May Wettest on Record for Buffalo

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 2, 2011 at 11:39 AM EDT

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April, May Wettest on Record for Buffalo

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 2, 2011 at 11:39 AM EDT

Ithaca, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- A number of Northeast and Middle Atlantic cities, including Buffalo, received record amounts of rainfall during April and May.

According to Cornell University's Northeast Regional Climate Center, 13.78 inches of rain fell in Buffalo from April 1 through May 31. That eclipses the previous high mark of 11.3 inches during the same span in 1990.

“April and May combined have been the wettest on record for several Northeast cities, most of which have had more than a foot of rain," said Jessica Rennels, climatologist with Cornell University’s Northeast Regional Climate Center. “While areas in the Mid-Atlantic states are having abnormally dry conditions, most of the Northeast has had above normal precipitation and flooding issues.

“A repeated pattern of frontal systems bringing rain and strong thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall has contributed to these record breaking months.”

Other New York cities receiving record rainfall over the two-month period include: Binghamton (16.03 inches), Ithaca (13.58 inches) and Rochester (10.61 inches).