Cooling trend to continue in June

The month of May was nearly a record setter in the Sunnyside area, with some of the coldest and wettest weather ever seen here for that month.

That's according to preliminary information received from the National Weather Service.

The agency notes the month of June will likely continue the weather trend with above normal precipitation and below normal temperatures.

Normal highs for Sunnyside rise from 80.3 degrees at the start of June to 83.9 degrees at the end of June. Normal lows rise from 50.8 degrees, to 53.5 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 0.42 inches.

As for May, the National Weather Service says it was the second coldest May ever in Sunnyside, as the average temperature was 53.4 degrees which was 7.3 degrees below normal.

High temperatures averaged 67.3 degrees, which was 7.8 degrees below normal. The highest was 78 degrees on May 21. Low temperatures averaged 39.5 degrees, which was 6.7 degrees below normal. The lowest was 30 degrees, on May 1.

There were two days with the low temperature below 32 degrees.

Last month was also the fourth wettest May on record in Sunnyside, as precipitation totaled 1.76 inches, which was 1.20 inches above normal. Measurable precipitation - at least .01 inch - was received on 12 days with the heaviest, 1.40 inches, reported on May 15.

Precipitation this year has reached 3.79 inches, which is 0.90 inches above normal.


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