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Old 05-28-2015, 09:28 AM
 
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Northeast Tennessee. Started off very average, now May is headed to be the driest on record. Trees are still fine, but lawns are turning to toast pretty quickly. Watering flowers and vegetables every evening.....just barely keeping up.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Northeast Tennessee. Started off very average, now May is headed to be the driest on record. Trees are still fine, but lawns are turning to toast pretty quickly. Watering flowers and vegetables every evening.....just barely keeping up.
Yup... Will have to add this onto my graphic when May is done.

Tri-City, Tennessee 0.69" is the driest May on record. Records since 1937.

2007 was 2nd driest with 0.76.

So if they don't get 0.13" today through Sunday 2015 will stand as driest on record.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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We could use some rain as well, I thought April was dry, but May has been three times drier so far. Less than half an inch of rain this month.
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:45 AM
 
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Near Concord NH here. VERY dry and I am NOT complaining. it is very wet and swampy near my house, which typically means tons of mosquitoes. I'm hoping this dry dry spring will keep the mosquito levels down. I have had to water the lawn/gardens more then usual but I am OK with that.

edit we had about 110" of snow this winter, so I am sure the water table is fine. furthermore this is New England so we all know the rain will come and once it comes it wont stop. Once we start to look like California ill start worrying!
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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OP I'm worried too. Still mostly just sprinkles here. Hope to get some real rain soon.
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:08 PM
 
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Here in Western PA it's been hot and dry as a bone, except for a pretty good downpour the other night. We had 80 degrees for days, then dropped to upper 50's, and we had frost last week. I covered all my plants and luckily didn't lose any. Then it zoomed back up into the upper 80's. I have to water every morning and/or evening.

I thought we'd have a reprieve this afternoon...it started to thunder and a few drops fell. That was it, it passed us by.
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Old 05-31-2015, 02:38 AM
 
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Finally we're getting a steady rain...
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Old 05-31-2015, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Slow moving front giving a lot of folks who need rain, rain.


Funny how it works out... We know May was VERY dry yet on paper when looking back at the monthly total it wont show it. All because of 1-2 days which ruined the stats. Last 2 days of the month

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Old 05-31-2015, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I think it's been about two weeks now aside from one night during which it "rained" to give the pavement a mottled (?) appearance. It's been forecast several times incl. chance of t-storms but nothing materialized. Yet other parts of North America are being inundated. Added to this we had frost warnings twice in the last 10-or-so days. After such a brutal winter it seemed as though we were going to have a pretty "normal" spring. Guess not. Summer is supposed to be hotter than usual.
I guess we are never satisfied. We have had too much rain and I am nervous about all our container produce. You want more. I think our forecast indicates we will be pretty dry for, at least the next week. After that, I will, along with others around here be crying for some moisture. I just wish God would turn the heaven's water on for about 30 minutes to an hour once a week or so, but he just doesn't seem to hear my request. Or maybe he is hearing me, but wants me to get my act together and do my own watering.
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Scott County, Tennessee/by way of Detroit
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Northeast Tennessee. Started off very average, now May is headed to be the driest on record. Trees are still fine, but lawns are turning to toast pretty quickly. Watering flowers and vegetables every evening.....just barely keeping up.
I am in Scott County...it is horrible....rain is forecast everyday and ...nothing....we don't have a lawn to speak of just weird grass but it is SO dry...and just dead....again..rain is forecast today...maybe
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