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Was May abnormal this year?

The just completed month of May was quite unusual in southern Wisconsin this year.

First, it was a bit cooler than normal, with the average temperature ending up 0.6 degrees below normal. Dryness over central and western Canada brought large wildfires to those areas much earlier than normal this year, and the smoke from those fires gave us a number of orangey sunrises and sunsets this past month, which are more normal in July and August. Continue reading

Category: Climate, Meteorology, Seasons

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