Cool May Weather

May 19, 2015: Conditions today felt more like March than May after a round of unseasonably cold weather slipped in behind a cold front on Sunday. The weather each day has been much cooler than the day before, dropping from the 80’s on Sunday to the 50’s today.

jet stream

The northern portion of the jet stream has dipped well southward, providing a quick spring chill to most of the upper Midwest and Great Plains states.


Overall, we were 15 degrees below average today, and getting to be near record territory.  Today’s coldest high temperature was in the 40’s, so we were still 10 degrees off, but close enough to take a peek at the record books.


Wednesday will not be much better.  The upper 50’s stick around because of the extensive cloud cover and the cold air not moving out yet.  We should have much more summer-like conditions by the holiday weekend.




Posted under cold blast, science, weather

This post was written by Alex Kirchner on May 19, 2015

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