It was the 4th wettest May on record

Ames, Iowa – May rainfall ended up just a little short of being double the normal average.

State Climatologist Justin Glissen says we got trapped in a pattern that wouldn’t go away.


He says average rainfall for May is 4.5 inches.   The month ended up just a little cooler on average.


He says with all the cloudy days, the three-degree difference from the average was a little surprising.


Glisan says the climatological outlook early on for  June showed an equal chance for both higher or lower than normal rainfall and temperatures. He says the mid-May outlook showed a little warmer and less rainfall in the outlook.


The wetter than average June comes after March and April were both slightly below average in precipitation.



Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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