Happy Sunday! :)
A recap of last week (23-29 May) across the World shows the U.S. trending 3.3F cooler than last year, coolest in 4 years and 17th coolest of the past 36 years with below average national temperatures. CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW.
Rainfall was again below average nationally trending 21% drier than a year ago, driest in 5 years and 17th driest of the past 36 years. Canada, Europe, India were the coldest in 17 years. Brazil continued their dry trends with the driest conditions in 16 years having huge negative impacts on their crops.
May 2021 is almost in the history books with the epic late month cold snap making the month just +0.1F warmer than last year but still 15th coldest of the past 36 years with slightly below average national temperatures. Rainfall was 14% less than last year, driest in 9 years and 15th driest in 36 years with below average national rainfall. The wet spot was in the South Central while the North Central was the driest in over 36 years.
The daily May U.S. trends show the most favorable periods for stronger retail sales were in the beginning of the month and the 3rd week of the month with warmer and drier conditions. Memorial Day weekend was about as bad as it could get in the Eastern U.S. with near historic cold and wet conditions.
This week (31 May - 6 June) show the U.S. trending 1.7F cooler than last year but still 10th warmest of the past 36 years with above average national temperatures. A huge warm as the week progresses after the very cold holiday weekend conditions. Rainfall 4% wetter than a year ago but still 7th least in 36 years with below average national rainfall.
Next week (7-13 June) shows the Northeast with very hot conditions while the nation overall trends the 2nd hottest in over 36 years and the warmest in 6 years. This will drive very strong seasonal category sales in the Great Lake and Northeast. Rainfall a bit overdone but nationally looks to be wetter than last year and 14th wettest of the past 36 years. More rain in the South Central U.S. where they don't need it.
The 2-week World outlook (31 May - 13 June) shows dramatically improving conditions in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe with stronger seasonal category sales likely after the recent cold snap.
Near wt360 headquarters in Bethlehem PA we had an intense thunderstorm flare up instantly setting off the house alarm indicating a fire in the attic followed by pea and dime size hail. Fortunately there was no fire in the attic but a rare storm by Pennsylvania standards.
We hope the weather is improving where you are for Memorial Day. Have a great week ahead and don't forget to follow us on social media for frequent updates: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Linkedin
- Captain Kirk out.