It's been a rough start to May
It's rather eye opening to see the hard data on how chilly it has been. The seasonal average is above normal for the spring as a whole, thanks to a abnormally warm March, but that can be considered false spring the way April and the first half of May have gone.
Wind has been above average so far for all areas south and west of Houlton. Portland's average speed is near a 30 year high. Bangor's is a solid 2 mph over average. Sampling other site data, Greenville is 3 mph over average through the first 13 days of May (10.98 mph vs 7.11 mph). With the cold draining from the north, this has kept the anemometers busy.
No drought concerns here to start spring, for a change. Most areas reporting above normal rainfall so far through the month.
This month will likely be remembered for a long time for the late season snowfall, if anything else. It was 188 days since Caribou received it's first trace amount of snow until it's last. Mount Katahdin may not be done with snow yet, but the rest of the region is finished. Six months is long enough.
Friday brings rain to Maine
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