May and Meteorological Spring are Lexington’s wettest month and season, respectively. How did things stack this year?
Springtime can get rather wet across central and eastern Kentucky. Late-season snowfalls can bring heavy wet snow with high liquid ratios. Later in the season severe weather can bring heavy rainfall. It’s no surprise that this is normally our wettest part of the year.
The past 12 weeks have brought drier than normal conditions to the Bluegrass. Since March 1st, Lexington has received 11.63″ of rain. That’s 1.30″ below-normal for Meteorological Spring (March, April, and May.)
Rain has come it bursts this month. May got off to a soggy start. It rained the first five days of the month. We caught a break. Then it rained some more.
Despite the drier conditions lately we still have a surplus on the year. Is this a sign of a pattern change? Are we getting away from the persist wetness from last year?