PENDLETON – Temperatures at John Day averaged slightly colder than normal during the month of May, according to preliminary data from NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton.
The average temperature was 53.5 degrees, 0.8 degrees below normal.
High temperatures averaged 67.1 degrees, 1.7 degrees below normal. The highest was 83 degrees on May 30. Low temperatures averaged 39.8 degrees, 0.1 degrees above normal. The lowest was 30 degrees on May 1.
There were four days with the low temperature below 32 degrees.
Precipitation totaled 2.83 inches during May, 0.93 inches above normal. Measurable precipitation – at least .01 inch – was recorded on 14 days. The heaviest, 0.77 inches, was reported on May 13.
Precipitation this year has reached 6.04 inches, which is 0.25 inches below normal. Since October, the water-year precipitation at John Day has measured 10.78 inches, 0.91 inches above normal.
The highest wind gust was 52 mph on May 4.
The outlook for June from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for above-normal temperatures and near-normal precipitation.
Normal highs for John Day rise from 73 degrees at the start of June to 83 degrees at the end of June. Normal lows rise from 43 degrees to 48 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 1.43 inches.