Warm Weather Continues...High Rainfall Variability


Above normal temperatures will continue for the rest of May. Unlike temperatures, rainfall will be very inconsistent with a tendency to be wetter than normal. Some areas of Ohio will receive flooding rain while other areas will struggle to receive an inch or perhaps less than a half inch of rain for the rest of the month. Uncertainty is high for where the flooding rains will occur and where the driest areas are. Runoff will also be highly uncertain the rest of May.

The outlook for June remains the same with warmer than normal temperatures and a high degree of variability in rainfall distribution with the preference near normal (meaning half above and half below normal). July and August still look warmer and somewhat drier than normal.

The rainfall forecast by the NAEFS for the rest of May shows normal rainfall in the Northwest third to above normal in Southeast Ohio. Again, however, you will likely get too much or too little for the rest of May.

Crop Observation and Recommendation Network

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