Yesterday was the 3rd wettest 24 hrs on record in Des Moines. 4.53 inches added with the day before , 7.3 inches fell in the last two days.
Corn hit $7.85 yesterday This 12 inch rain landed directly on the buckle of the corn belt. But this isn't a single event.
8.85 inches at Clay Co. Kansas
Late May 10 inches in Northeast Oklahoma.
Montana got a years worth rain in two weeks in May, it just rained another 5 inches at Round-Up , Montana.
It rained 4.8 inches in an hour in China this week.
It rained 300MM (1 foot) there yesterday in 4 hours.
La Nina was nowhere to be seen.
Up date 6-14-2011 -
Image on the top is the 8-10 inch event at Quincy, Ill. 5 inches forecast to fall tonight near Dabuque Iowa.
Up date 6-17/18-2011 -
10 more inches south and east of Quincy.