Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A run of warm and wet weather!

This graph of our highs and lows in 2014 as compared to last year tell a most interesting story. Contrary to climate change extremists or CCE's, we're pretty much normal for the month of May and now, even the drought we have been experiencing is moderating somewhat. Rainfall as of the 27th was at 5.24 inches versus an average of 4.84 (West Plains data), and we still have four days to go with rain chances looking pretty good each day! Currently, the Forsyth Missouri area stands about seven inches behind for the year, but if present patterns persist into June, that deficit could be erased rather quickly!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

May has been pretty much a real far!

After hearing so many stories from the Liberals among us about how the climate is going berserk, it has been interesting to witness a relatively calm weather month, at least so far! Other than the tornadic outbreak that devastated parts of the South on the 8th, it's been rather quiet. Temperatures (as of the 20th) are running right at normal for my area with rainfall at about 2.96 inches or 61%.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rain is really a good thing Calvin!

As a very young child, I wore a yellow slicker similar to Calvin's and can remember vividly standing in the rain waiting for a bus that always seemed to be late. Back then, I had to exit a warm bed on more occassions than I'd like to remember. Today, that isn't the case and on a rainy, overcast and cool day like today, it's a pleasure to stay under the covers!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

First week in May very dry! But, then....

Temps for Forsyth Missouri
It's not unusual for the month of May to be a little crazy weather-wise! The temperatures were colder than normal the first three days of the month before warming to higher than normal. They should moderate, however, as unsettled weather will be the norm over the next few days...
While no rain has fallen in the first seven days, that should come to an end by the 8th. Everyone is looking for a copious or torrential event if things pan out the way the weather service thinks they might!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Looks like the cold of this past winter is over!

As May begins to settle in in earnest, the terrible cold of this last winter will begin to fade from memory. If memory serves me correctly, this was the 13th coldest winter in the last 60 years for my home area down in southwest Missouri! That's a stat I'm in no hurry to repeat, either!

Now, we face a summer, fall where everyone may be curious as to what they will be like. Colder than normal, wet, a scorcher? Who knows, but it will be interesting for any weather watchers out there to see how the backside of a bad winter plays out. Then, at some point, we will all be face with the winter season of 2014-15. I'm guessing it will be one of three deals; warmish, average or cold as hell! Personally, I'm pushing for the warmish scenario. I will have no trouble, at all, with a 70 degree day or two in January!