In May the overall temperature was above normal while the precipitation was below normal


After six straight months of below normal temperatures, Clinton area weather observer Jim Blaess says May ended up warmer than normal.  He says the overall temperature for the month was just over 63 degrees which was about one degree above normal.

The highest reading during the month was 87 on the 21st and the lowest was 37 on the 16th and 17th.

Precipitation for May was about 3-point-7 inches which Blaess says was a quarter of an inch below normal.

Through the first five months of the year there has been about 10-point-6 inches of precipitation which is about one and a quarter inches below normal.

For June, Blaess says you can expect about 4-point-4 inches of precipitation and an average of 4 days with tempeatures of 90 or above.

The weather observer says the average high on June 1st is 78 and the low is 56 and those rise to 85 and 64 by the end of the month.