Sunday, May 12, 2013

Weather Rewind -- May 5-11, 2013

Temperatures last week averaged 2.9 degrees above average, thanks in large part to Friday's 83 and Saturday's 79 degree highs and relatively mild starts in the 58-63 range.  Temperatures were a bit more June-like at the end of the week thanks to the warm push out in front of a cold front that will give us a frosty start the next couple of mornings in parts of the region.

The region started cool on Sunday and Monday mornings -- 30's in the burbs, 40's in the city -- with Sunday the cooler afternoon of the two days as temperatures topped out at 65 for the coolest high last week.

We picked up a fair bit of rainfall last week -- the city picked up 1.52" of rain over the past five days, which definitely knocks a big dent into the rainfall deficits that was creeping up over the past few weeks. Most of the region picked up an inch or more of rain between a couple of storm systems that impacted our region -- the upper level low on Wednesday into Thursday, followed by the approaching cold front late Friday into Saturday.  We are just above average (albeit barely) for the month of May now.  Areas towards New York City picked up over three inches just on Wednesday from the upper low and are nearly caught up on rainfall for the year, sporting deficits of around an inch as opposed to the near three inch deficit we have year-to-date.