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A look back to the month of May – Stormtrack Insider Blog

May was a fairly tame month of weather across mid-Missouri. Temperatures were about a degree below normal (that came at the cost of the polar vortex which brought cold air the first week of the month). Precipitation was about as close to average as you can get. May is typically our wettest month.

Several days of cloud cover were also observed. Several cut-off low pressure systems led to a cloudier than sunnier May once the month is said and done.

We also managed to stay fairly quiet in the severe weather department-- this goes without saying, especially compared to what we went through in May of last year.

⬇️Severe weather was quiet across much of the United States this month⬇️

The aforementioned polar vortex intrusion gets the pick for unique weather event. This polar low pressure brought us December-like temperatures on May 4th when highs only reached 42º and lows dropped near freezing.

What's going on with June?

We've been pushing this point home pretty much all week long. Next week, we're expecting June to kick off with pure summer like weather. Temperatures will likely boast daily values near 90 degrees with dew points in the low to mid 70s.

That's a perfect recipe for feels like temperatures between 94-98º.

The latest from the Climate Prediction Center indicates that the ridge of high pressure set to bring the heat next week, will likely have legs through the second week of June too.

And in terms of precipitation, June typically features two types of heavier precipitation for mid-Missouri. Elevated convection associated with nocturnal mesoscale convective systems and remnant tropical systems.

Long-range weather data have been hinting at possible development of a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico around June 9th/10th... We're still way too far out to have an accurate pick on where that storm will end up going.

The Climate Prediction Center is calling for near-to-below normal precip for June 2020 in mid-Missouri.


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