Looking Back at May 2013

June 3, 2013 0 Comments

So far June has been a little kinder to us than May as each day has featured at least a decent window of sunshine and even the rain we’ve seen has been fairly light.  May, on the other hand, certainly did feature a ridiculous amount of rainfall and even quite a dumping of snow!  Looking back at some of the specific statistics from the month, we can see that a record 12.26″ of rainfall was measured in the month, shattering the previous record of 8.41″ in 1899.  Another rainfall record that was obliterated was the spring rainfall total as 21.90″ of rain was registered between March 1 and May 31st, surpassing the previous record of 15.99 set in 1888. 

Temps were slightly below normal while precipitation was far above normal.  Rochester registered records for both rainfall and snowfall in May of 2013.

Temps were slightly below normal while precipitation was far above normal. Rochester registered records for both rainfall and snowfall in May of 2013.

Looking ahead at our upcoming days and weeks, there are going to be several chances for rain, but right now severe weather isn’t in the near term forecast and rainfall amounts look to be relatively light, so there is still an improvement in our weather from May even though we can’t seem to find a much needed stretch of sunshine in the forecast.

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