Minnesota records its 6th warmest spring

- The state has yet another warm set of months with the March, April, & May months (known as meteorological spring) coming in as the 6th warmest on record, dating back to 1895.  The findings are a little surprising considering our cool streaks in the middle of April and May, but just shows how warm the rest of the time really was.  The Minnesota numbers also match up with much of the rest of the country as every single state records an above average spring.  Temperatures around here managed to top 80° a couple of times and even rolled out a 92° day in the month of May which was about a month ahead of schedule.

The good news is that the warm weather didn’t come with dry weather as it so often can.  While overall precipitation was slightly below average statewide, over the course of the last 125 years, it was fairly normal.  Areas to our south and west had a VERY wet spring with the western and southern Plains having one of their wettest ever.  In fact, the LONG drought plaguing parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas was eradicated over the 3 month period for the first time in over 5 years.  Here are some of the rankings nationwide…

 

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