Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May Forecast Prediction -- 2011 Follow Up!


The month of May did have a few flowers to see.  This year the Daylilies have rebounded due to a little care and attention!  The garden is growing despite lack of rainfall.  And our only week of hopeful rain netted us about 5 buckets of rain, and some of those were from drizzle.  Thank goodness for a large roof and drizzle!  As I noted in April's follow up post--May 1st brought chances of rain.  Unfortunately, most of that blew eastward and wound up as killer storms.  My heart goes out to the folks in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Joplin, Missouri. 

Our June 1st forecast is hot, hot, hot.  Only the Farmer's Almanac predicts any rain for our June month.  We'll see what happens next!  On to the prediction results!

Prediction for May 2011--January 5th

This is tricky. The clouds early in the morning looked like they were holding rain for a while. Then the clouds got a little heavier during the day, only to lighten up again. So, I'll say we will have some showers in May, but probably only normal precipitation for the month. We'll also have gorgeous springtime days with warm temperatures. Our high today was about 10° higher than normal. The wind will be mostly calm as wind gusts were up to 20 mph, but during the day, it wasn't windy at all. So folks, I think we're in for a pretty normal May 2011!!

May 2011 Actual:

Low: 43° to 77°
High: 56° to 100°
Winds: 0 to 46 mph with gusts up to 56 mph---yes it has been a windy month!
Precipitation: 2.14" (Waco, Texas) -- although I can't say we got that much at our place

I should have paid close attention to the 10° warmer than usual statement!  May has been a very warm month, but probably no warmer than previous years.  I remember when the boys were young, going to baseball games in 100° heat.  My prediction for May is proved only because I got it mostly right! 

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