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John Wheeler, WDAY, Published May 15 2014

Weather Talk: First half of May was cold, but no records were set

The first half of May was, as you might have guessed, colder than average. About 6 degrees below average, actually. There have been two days in the 40s, five in the 50s, and seven in the 60s. But no records have been set for cold so far in May.

And although it has rained almost every day at least a sprinkle, the total rainfall in May has not been that heavy. The outlook for the second half of May is for the weather to be a little less cool than the first half. And at least a few truly warm days (in the 70s) seem likely.

Rainfall will likely feature an increase in amounts coming on fewer rain days. Of course, day-by-day forecasting at this range is almost impossible.

This forecast is meant to be a general one. It is based in part on large-scale weather patterns across the Pacific Ocean and on medium-range weather models at their more distant reaches.

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