Rain, Rain, Go Away…

While its nice to see that the Northeast, and in particular Central Jersey is getting its fair share of rain, it’s getting to the point where it is becoming a depressing sight. On Wednesday afternoon and evening, another round of showers and even thunderstorms moved through portions of Middlesex County including the South Plainfield area, the home of Greg’s Weather Center. As of Sunday, there was almost as much rainfall during the month of May as there had been all April, which is usually one of the rainiest months of the year in this part of the world.

Looking at the current weather data for the year in the GWC WX Station, there has been approximately 3.59 inches of rain here in the Northwestern portion of Middlesex County, which not only surpasses the amount for April (2.93 inches), but also eclipses the tally for the month of March (3.14 inches), and is catching up to the total for the month of February (4.61 inches). Since Sunday, there has been measurable rain each day this week, and that makes it six straight days with at least 0.01 inches of rainfall. So far this May, there have been measurable rain on 11 of the 21 days. Add to that the fact that there has been some sort of rainfall on at least part of the last four weekends, it has become quite a dreary spring.

Alas, the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend is upon us, and forecasters indicate that there is a chance of fine weather. I sure hope so! On a positive note, the weather did turn for the better during the day today with the temperature rising to 69 degrees before the clouds came in to ruin the party. It was a nice afternoon to go out for lunch like I did. Drove the car with the windows rolled down to get the natural air conditioning. Coming out of work at the end of the day, it was interesting to note how ominous the clouds appeared. Looked like we were in for some severe weather, but despite a downpour, Central Jersey was spared of any afternoon spring storm outbreak. Today’s rainfall was measured to be just 0.08 inches, which was paltry compared to Tuesday’s 0.55 inches.