More than half of May's precipitation fell on this first day of the month, as 2.48" of rain poured down between 3-8PM. This was a record amount for the date.
This morning's low of 38°, eleven degrees below average, was the last time the temperature dipped into the 30s in the month of May.
The rainstorm that moved in this evening was the first of five to produce an inch or more of rain between now and May 24. Today's rain, which continued through 9AM tomorrow, amounted to 1.58".
With a high of 83°, this turned out to be the warmest temperature of the entire month. And the chilliest day would fall near the end of the month, on May 22, when the morning low fell to 44° (a record for the date).
Today's high of 87° was a record for the date, and the first of four consecutive record highs. The next three days would have highs of 90°, 90° and 92°.
A few hours of hard rain fell around daybreak, with 0.58" measured between 4:30-7AM.
What a difference a day makes! Following one of the rainiest days on record (4.97" fell), skies cleared this morning and afternoon temperatures soared into the upper 70s, more than thirty degrees warmer than yesterday.