Praise the Lord and pass the sunblock! The Climate Prediction Center’s May temperature and precipitation forecasts are out, and, if true, promise warm, sunny weather for we Pacific Northwesterners. I’d swear that the “A” for above normal temperatures is parked squarely over my town, Sisters, Oregon. It’s like Christmas in May!
Predicting the weather a month ahead is a risky business, but The Weather Channel and the CPC have now said that they’re expecting the same type of weather pattern so the prediction looks solid. The southern Midwest and deep South should be cooler than normal, which should be a nice cool patch before the summer heat and humidity sets in.