From the ABC 7 Weather team

The Month of May, and a peek back at April

May 1, 2013 - 08:40 AM
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May is here and so is the sunshine, what does the month typcially bring?

Happy May Day everyone.  The month known for blooming flowers after April showers is upon us.  When I think about the month of April, my mind was thinking "cool" just like March.  But, when I took a look at climate records, we were actually a bit on the plus side. The month ended up 2 degrees above average.  The 91 degree day on April 10th helped to skew us on the plus side.  15 days in April were above average and 14 days were below.  As we turn the calendar to the month of May, we are right on track.  



May Averages


The average high for May first is 71 degrees and we will be near that all week.  By the end of the month, we warm up with an average high of 80.  Longer days help bump up the temps this month. Here's a look at the sun on the horizon around 5:30 this morning.

WJLA Rooftop View at 5:30 a.m.

 Sunrise was officially at 6:10a.m. Today, we will get 13 hours and 51 minutes of sunshine with sunset after 8:00 P.M.  While April is known for it's showers, May actually gets more rain on average around 4" for the month.  In addition, it's time to start thinking about severe weather safety plans and rules.  May, June and July are the peak severe weather months in the Mid-Atlantic. The Stormwatch 7 team of meteorologists will always be here to help keep you safe when dangerous weather approaches.

 

 

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