Just a tenth of an inch of precipitation fell this past week. Things do not seem dry currently, but if we fail to reach our average monthly precipitation mark with the remaining days I am sure the lack of precipitation will start to show. If that scenario transpires it will be the third straight May that has failed. Click here for the State Drought Monitor. Temperatures soared this past week as well. We recorded three consecutive days of 75° or above with one of those days breaking 80° here at OSNW3. (OSNW3 May Observations)
(Temp Comparison 2008 / 2009 | May 1 - 24)
Max Avg: 63.9 / 67.4 / +3.5
Min Avg: 44.3 / 48.9 / +4.6
(May 2009 Precipitation | May 1 - 24)
2009 Monthly Total
Past Memorial Day Climate
As a child I can remember plenty of Memorial Day weekends being cold and rainy. I recall jet skiing in 50° temperatures with a moderate rain. Wet suits were worn, no doubt. However, as I peek back to 2000 until now, it seems many of them have been quite warm and pleasant. Listed below are temperatures and precipitation amounts for each Memorial Day since 2000.
(Memorial Day Climate, 2000-2008)
Front Of House
The grass has been cut twice this growing season. Same as WX Ranger NW, which is kinda neat to think about as we live in completely different climates.
(FOH - May 24, 2009)
(Lilacs - May 24, 2009)