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Spring weather recap

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The start of June brings an end to meteorological Spring. Here’s an overview of how the three month stretch went.

First lets take a look at the month of May. We had a long stretch of cool weather early in the month, but a late surge in temperatures during the back half of the month put us closer to average. The average temperature for the month was 60.7°, making it the 46th coolest May on record.

Precipitation also played out very much like temperatures. We started May off very dry. Over the last 2 weeks, we really made up for that deficit. We picked up 5.58″ since May 17th, which is slightly over the entire monthly average (5.05″). We finished with 7.13″ of rain for the month, making it the 16th wettest May on record.

For the Spring overall, we were slightly cooler and slightly wetter than normal. The average temperature was 52.6° (average is 53.2°), and precipitation was at 13.53″, and the average is at 12.42″.

A look ahead to June. Average highs start off in the upper 70s, and lows in the upper 50s. By the end of the month, our average highs are in the middle 80s with lows in the mid 60s.

The Climate Prediction Center outlook calls for a higher chance of above average temperatures, and equal chances for below and above average precipitation.