Spring Contrasts

Yesterday in this space I wrote about how wet May was, not only locally, but throughout the northern part of the United States from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean.  When you add March and April, the other two spring months into the equation, the precipitation amounts become record breaking for many locations.

A total of nine states had their wettest spring since 1893.  These states include; Washington, Wyoming, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont. Plus, the states of Oregon, Montana and Michigan recorded their 2nd wettest spring.  I think you would have to go back to the summer of 1993 to find so many states being near or breaking records for precipitation.

The spring of 2011 was the 13th wettest on record for North Dakota and Minnesota had their 27th wettest spring.  The southern tier of the United States on the other hand recorded a very dry spring, with Texas having their driest spring on record.