Thursday, June 2, 2016

May 2016 Weather Summary

The high temperature for the month of May was 87.0 degrees, on May 28th, which was in the middle of a stretch of 9 straight days above 80 degrees.That stretch is likely to grow longer, since we are currently still experiencing those warm temperatures. The low temperature for the month was 35.5 degrees (16th.)  The average temperature for the month was 60.0 degrees.

The month of May had 8 days of rain that totaled 2.14 inches, with the highest daily total falling on the 12th.(0.86 inches) Five days saw precipitation of over a tenth of an inch. For the year, we have gotten 10.08 inches of rain. While the monthly total was a fair amount, the last appreciable rainfall was on the 14th. By the end of the month, areas without irrigation had started to go brown and dormant.

The average windspeed for the month was 2.4 mph. The highest sustained windspeed was 28 mph, on the 4th.

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