Take a look at the following maps. One shows how much rain fell during the month, while the other shows how far above or below most areas ended up. And generally speaking, most of the rainfall amounts from around Kansas were near normal for the month. The HUGE rains in April pushed us way ahead, and May just kept us safely above average.
|Observed rainfall - May|
|Difference from normal|
It still amazes me that Dodge City is about 4 inches away from reaching the typical average annual rain, and we aren't even halfway through the year yet. Here are the latest May rainfall stats from around the area.
Salina Rainfall Stats:
- May = 3.71" / -0.69"
- Year = 13.08" / +1.44"
As we approach the second half of the month, hotter weather and drier conditions should return. A large high pressure system may help to shut the faucet off. Time will tell for sure.