May 2015 finished Sunday evening, capping off a month that was over 5° above normal. About three-quarters of the days had highs and lows above normal, and was the sixth warmest on record (since 1880). Four days produced highs of 90° or higher.
May was also a dry month for the Richmond metro area, with only six days in the month receiving rainfall higher than a trace. The heaviest rainfall was 0.97″ on May 21. The monthly total fell over two inches below normal.
The outlook for June continues the warmer-than-normal trend, but shows the potential for above-normal rainfall.