May 2012 is going down in the record books as one of the wettest Mays on record for some places in central and northeast Minnesota. One of the highest May 2012 monthly rainfall totals found in the state so far is 11.29 inches at Forest Lake. Chanhassen isn't too far behind at 11.19 inches. Pipestone has 10.54 inches so far for May. As of May 29, May 2012 is the second wettest May on record for both the Twin Cities and St. Cloud, and the sixth wettest in Duluth. The May records for all three cities are: 10.33 inches in May 1906 for the Twin Cities, 9.68 inches in May 1912 for St. Cloud and 7.99 in May 1879 for Duluth. The Twin Cities International Airport has 9.34 inches so far in May 2012. Not only is this the second wettest May back to 1871, it is the eighth wettest month on record for any month of the year. The record for the wettest month of the year in the Twin Cities is 17.90 inches in July 1987. Normal May precipitation for the Twin Cities is 3.36 inches. Not every site in Minnesota has seen the abundant rainfall. Precipitation totals in northwest Minnesota for May are below normal. For instance, Crookston in Northwest Minnesota has seen only 1.38 inches of rainfall for the month which is 1.29 inches below normal.