by Betsy Jibben 03:11PM Jan 10, 2020 ( ) It is official: 2019 will go on record as one of the wettest and costliest years because of the weather. NOAA says there are 14 major weather disasters with losses that exceed more than $1 billion. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said losses from the 2019 Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi River floods alone are totaling $20 billion. The losses from the Missouri, Arkansas and Mississippi rivers are totaling $20 billion, nearly half of the $45 billion dollar total. NOAA also said 2019 is considered the second wettest year on record behind 1973. NOAA reported there’s less than an inch of a difference from the record. Weather 2019 Cost 011020 View the discussion thread.