Star Date 15 May 2017 Monday

Captain's Log
Happy Monday! :)

We hope all the Mom's out there had a great special weekend. Sorry the weather didn't cooperate in the Northwest or Northeast with the cold and gloomy weather. The Northwest was the coldest Mother's Day weekend in 18 years, wettest in 6 years while the Northeast was a close second with the coldest conditions in 4 years and wettest in 11 years. There was even heavy snow in the higher terrain of New England and Mount Washington had over 14" of SNOW!!!! The North Central U.S. was a bright spot with the warmest/driest conditions in 4 years so a lot of happy Mom's out there.

This week (15-21 May) we FINALLY get some warm/dry/sunny weather in the Northeast after 14 straight days of well below average temperatures. It won't classify as a heat-wave but many areas will get into the upper 80s even hit 90F later in the week. After the big rain storm this week expect all the trees and grass to explode with growth as soil temperatures go from the 40s back into the 60s. Vegetation starts to grow quicker once soil temps are above 50F. The western half of the U.S. will be the cold spot this week. For the U.S. overall the week trends #1 wettest and 8th warmest of the past 26 years and warmest in 4 years.

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But, all good things eventually come to an end next week (22-28 May) so more cooler temps moving in the East for the week prior to the Memorial Day weekend. Last year was a record hot Memorial Day holiday in the Northeast, this year not looking as favorable. This last week of May looks to again trend the #1 wettest of the past 26 years and coolest in 4 years for the U.S. overall. The early Memorial Day weekend outlook looks to trend the coolest in 9 years but driest in 7 years for the U.S. overall.

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Captain Kirk out.