After checking the maps, satellite, radar etc… this morning I decided this was an appropriate image for the day…I’ll be headed outside to load up the garden again on slug bait soon! A brief break from the showers this morning after another very wet day yesterday. I had yesterday and today off since I’m working the weekend coming up, but what a waste of a late May day! Twice I tried to get outside and do something useful and twice I was chased back in by downpours. Here’s where we are in PDX-town with our cool and wet May:
1. Temps: Average so far is 54.7 degrees, the coldest May since 1991 (twenty years!). Still not in the top five, but getting close to the 1977 & 1978 Mays which were back to back chilly (around 54.0 deg).
2. Rainfall: 4.05″, Still just the wettest since 2005…just another 1/2″ would put us in the top 3. We’ve had rain 10 out of the last 11 days here in Portland. Parts of town had measurable rain on that one day when only a trace fell at PDX.
I’ll be stopping by the store to pick up new corn and sunflower seeds…I think the ones I planted 10 days ago rotted…we’ll find out when the temperature finally breaks 65 degrees here at home and things start growing again. As for this weekend, I have doubts about Saturday…it could end up being a wet day. I’ll be back at work tomorrow afternoon.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen