Soggy May and meteorological spring come to an end

NOW: Soggy May and meteorological spring come to an end

It was a pleasant, dry weekend and a great way to end both the month of May and meteorological spring. High temps were below normal all weekend, which was a common theme throughout May.

Despite all of the below normal days, Milwaukee only ended up 0.7 degrees below normal for May. Milwaukee had a surplus of rain this month, with May's rainfall total coming in 1.77" above normal. 


Looking back on meteorological spring as a whole (March through May), temperatures ended up slightly above normal despite both April and May being below normal. Our mild March did the trick!

It was yet another soggy spring with Milwaukee picking up nearly 13 inches of precipitation (rainfall plus melted snow). This was 3.49" above normal, making this spring the 13th wettest on record. On the contrary, Milwaukee was well below normal for spring snowfall (no complaints here). This was our 5th least snowy spring. 

Not only does May mark the end of meteorological spring, it also marks the end of our snow season (October - May). Milwaukee was 9.1" below normal in the snowfall department for the 2019-2020 season.

Looking ahead of June, average highs climb start the month in the low 70s and end the month in the upper 70s. It's our 2nd wettest month of the year, and it's the month of the year Wisconsin see the most tornadoes.

The Climate Prediction Center's temperature outlook for June favors above normal temps for all of the Upper Midwest, so if you love warm weather you may be in luck!

Warm weather will return to start the month of June, with temps making a run at 90 degrees on Tuesday!

The heat and humidity could fuel strong to severe storms late Tuesday night, with damaging winds and hail as the main threats. 

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