Monday, June 03, 2013
Weather Rewind: May 26th-June 1st, 2013
Getting our first 90 coming out of a day in the 60's is definitely a pretty rare accomplishment for Philadelphia.
Rainfall was relatively light this week -- confined to the showers that moved through the region on Tuesday ahead of the warm front, with a few isolated thunderstorms around the region on Thursday afternoon and little else in the way of precipitation through the course of the week. It was quiet and volatile as temperatures jumped from cool to hot.
Nationally, May was warm for the Great Lakes, Plains, and West...seasonal for the South, Mid Atlantic, and Ohio Valley. The big story in May was the snow in the Upper Midwest early in the month, followed by the snow in the Adirondacks over Memorial Day weekend...with some severe weather and heavy rains in Oklahoma through the latter half of the month. Oklahoma City set a record for wettest May on record with 14.52" of rain.