May 2022

May finished very close to average for temperatures.  That may surprise you, but I often remind people that we live in a cold climate and it takes some serious cold to get too far below the normal.  Plus, of course, the new 30-year averages that came out last year include quite a few cold springs which would include some cold Mays as well.  What all that means is although last month felt cold, and I would agree with that, statistically it finished right near the average for much of the region.  My strong suspicion is that the month of June will also finish pretty close to average with July and August being that months with above average temps.  

Daryl Ritchison

Departure from Average Temperature, May 2022