Our wettest month May be ahead?April 29th, 2012 at 8:44 pm by David Mazza under Weather
As we close the books out on April tomorrow, it appears it will end as one of the driest months since September of 2011 when we received only 0.18″ of rainfall. This month isn’t much better either, so far we have seen 0.22″ at Mabry and 0.09″ at ABIA. The good news however, is with some rainfall we can begin to erase some of the effects of a dry April. In fact, typically April is one of the driest months here in Austin, one in which on average we see about 2.09″ of rainfall. The better news is that we are heading into May, which historically speaking is our wettest month on average followed very closely by June. Both months average at least 4.33″ of rainfall. It should be noted that both May and June have passed before with nothing more than a trace of rain, and have also seen more than 14″ of rain as well. It appears right now that our numbers for May, might come in between that record low “trace” amount and the normal of 4.36″. Given that the forecast for the next week looks to be very dry, and the 2nd week of May doesn’t show a lot more promise, we may have a lot of ground to make up the 2nd half of the month in the rainfall department. Keepin our fingers crossed for the rain though! Still about 4.44″ above normal for the year, but that number is falling fast. Another bone dry month could put us back in the red for rainfall in the first week of June.
Below is a chart showing our average rainfall by month. April is the 10th wettest, May the 1st, June the 2nd.