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May 2014 - Report and Summary

The month of May 2014 saw near normal temperatures and near normal precipitation. May 2014 was 0.1 deg. Warmer than May 2013, and 0.34 inch drier. Year-to-date rainfall through month's end was 1.79 inches less in 2014 than in 2013. The thirty-day outlook had called for near normal temperatures and near normal precipitation. When revised on April 30, it called for above normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.

May began cool, warmed between the 3rd and 7th, and then a storm system crossed with widespread rain and a few occurrences of severe weather. Temperatures remained warm until another strong storm system crossed on the night of the 12th, with more rain and a few severe thunderstorms. Rainfall amounts ran from around one inch along Red River to more than six inches across the southern counties. Cool temperatures ran from the 13th through the morning of the 16th, when another warming trend set in. Very dry air persisted over the region through the afternoon of the 17th, when moisture values started to increase.

Dry and seasonably warm weather persisted through the 25th. A storm system, which had come ashore in the Pacific Northwest on the 19th, affected the area from the 26th through the end of the month, with scattered showers daily. Clouds and showers held highs down, but nighttime lows were warm, resulting in continued seasonable temperatures through the 31st.

The reporting period for temperatures and phenomenon on each day is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight hours GMT--6 p.m. CST and 7 p.m. CDT. The reporting period for precipitation is for the twenty-four hours ending at noon GMT--6 a.m. CST and 7 a.m. CDT. All times are given using the twenty-four hour clock, and are expressed in Greenwich Mean Time.

Observations are from NWS Station 41/9207/4 in Tyler, Texas. The term "normal" refers to averages from the standard climatic period 1971-2000.

May 2014



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