May precipitation substantially above longtime average

RBC — Precipitation at the plant center in May measured 2.13 inches and no snow was recorded for the month. The longtime average for May is 1.45 inches. For the year to the end of May we are 8.4 percent above the longtime average. May is the first month since January that we have exceeded the longtime average and an improvement from April, when we were 2.3 percent below average. The longtime average for June is only 1.06 inches.
Month 2009 In. Snow In. Avg. In.
Jan. 1.45 14.5 1.15
Feb. 0.30 3.5 1.00
March 1.68 24.0 1.55
April 1.66 9.0 1.56
May 2.13 — 1.45
Total 7.22 51.0 6.66

By GARY NOLLER