May 2013 Tied for 4th Driest May on Record

By: National Weather Service Tallahassee Email
By: National Weather Service Tallahassee Email

National Weather Service Release

The average monthly temperature for May recorded at the Tallahassee Regional Airport was 72.9 degrees, or 1.4 degrees below normal. The highest temperature recorded during the month was 95 degrees on the 20th and 23rd. The lowest temperature was 44 degrees on both the 6th and 14th. The minimum temperatures of 44 degrees on the 14th and 51 degrees on the 15th broke and tied daily records respectively.

Rainfall at the Tallahassee Regional Airport for May only measured 0.43 hundredths of an inch, or 3.04 inches below normal. This ties May 2013 for the 4th driest may on record for Tallahassee. There were 8 days with measurable rainfall during the month which was normal. The greatest amount in a 24-hour period was 0.15 hundredths of an inch on the 11th through the 12th. There were 2 days with thunder at the airport which was 6 below normal. The peak wind for the month was 39 mph from the east on the 2nd.

The following are the top 10 driest Mays on record:

1) 0.00" - 1965
2) 0.16" - 2000
3) 0.20" - 2007
4) 0.43" - 2013, 1897
6) 0.54" - 1998, 1988, 1899
9) 0.59" - 2011
10) 0.70" - 1947

The outlook for June from the Climate Prediction Center calls for an equal chance of experiencing above, normal or below normal temperatures and an enhanced chance of experiencing above normal rainfall. The average monthly temperature for june is 80.2 degrees with normal monthly rainfall of 7.73 inches.

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