For the first time since November we’ve seen a warmer AND drier than average month. The temperature anomaly across the USA through the 29th:
I think many of us were thinking this spring was going to end up like 2010 or 2011. Those were especially cool and wet springs. This May has been VERY different. Check out the extremely cold anomalies across the entire Western USA those years and compare that to this month.
Now today was especially gloomy/drizzly/showery, although the rain wasn’t measurable at several locations
So our May dry spell has technically continued for 13 days here in Portland
The pattern ahead looks like pretty typical late May and early June weather. A slight chance for a shower tomorrow afternoon, better chance tomorrow night and Thursday, then showers mainly disappear Friday midday through the middle of next week as temperatures warm to above normal once again.
So we’ve broken out of the cool/wet pattern that much of Spring 2017 was. Now early summer 2017 (early June) looks pretty normal…at least the first week of it. Enjoy!
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen