The South Asian Monsoon is turning out to be quite exceptional.
I think there should be a global index of how anomalous the global weather is at any given moment. It's not obvious what the right metric would be. Because everything is more or less coupled to everything else, anomalous weather in one place should be accompanied by anomalous weather elsewhere.
It certainly is hard to avoid an intuitive sense that flooding is rampant this (northern hemisphere) summer.
update: An F2 tornado hit Brooklyn NY on the day I wrote the article. Urban tornados are rare and this one caused quite a lot of disruption.
update: A blogger at Wired chimes in.
Texas, however, has at last settled down into the wretchedly and uneventfully hot, humid and sunny pattern I had been warned about...