Monday, May 27, 2013

Dry May, but Dry Spring??

May, should be the month where those April flowers should be in full bloom and the yards should be a nice dark green color.

Currently, Toledo is sitting at 0.63" inches of precipitaion for the month of May.  This stat has been lining up to be one of the driest month of May on record.

5 Driest Mays' since 1871

If it didn't rain anymore for the rest of the month, 2013 would be the second driest May!!  As you can see this is a statistic that doesn't happen very often.  This hasn't happened in almost 80 years!

Precipitation this Spring

Don't be alarmed, just because there has been a lack of rain this month, doesn't mean we are in a drought.  April was a pretty wet month, so that has kept us out of drought territory and near climatological normal for this time of year.  The wet weather for your Memorial Day and Tuesday will bring those rain measurements up a little bit.  However, the warm-up during the week may quickly dry things out again.  Fortunately, rain will be back in the forecast for later in the week!!

-- Alex Vorst  WTOL Weather Intern