Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Finally Drying Out!

After a water-logged month of May, temperatures are set to head into familiar territory for June in Houston. The above shows the temperature trend for the rest of this week. Highs in the low 90s should be common; its only happened twice so far this year.

May rainfall tallied 14.17" inches in the gauge at Houston's official reporting location, making it the fifth highest ever. In all, there were only ten days when it didn't rain last month. A series of upper-level disturbances paraded through the Lone Star State spawning tornadoes and turning streets into rivers, but now the pattern is changing.

A high pressure ridge will settle in over at least the next ten days. That will help the mercury climb over 90 degrees and keep the rainfall threat very low. At best, a few isolated showers developing along the sea breeze may form, but these should be short-lived.

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