May Weather

May Weather

April 25, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

True spring weather can be found in the merry month of May, though it can frequently be wedged between a frosty, or even snowy reminder of the winter past, and a generously warm preview of summer.  As the storm track retreats north into Canada, our weather is punctuated by weather fronts that bring shorter but heavier episodes of rain, thus May is both wetter and sunnier than April.  Following a cold front, air chilled by the lingering patches of ice and snow in Canada could bring frost to many locations through the third week of the month.  By Memorial Day the threat of frost has passed for most places, making it a good time to get the garden going.

Check out today’s forecast with the Eye on the Sky!


May Records and Averages

Warmest:  61.6°F/1911       Coldest:     47.0°F/1917

Wettest:    11.12”/2011       Driest:        0.04”/1903


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