(KGTV) - Our typical May grey is finally here, but the month was anything but normal.
Night and morning clouds were traded for long stretches of cloudy skies and multiple wintry storms.
May saw rain every weekend, with 15 days out of the month getting a trace of rain or more.
San Diego is wrapping up the month with eight-tenths of an inch, but other places like Ramona, Carlsbad and Campo picked up more than an inch of rain.
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Late season snow fell in Mount Laguna on May 23. The last years San Diego mountains saw snow in May were 2015, 1972, and 1998. The latest-ever San Diego snow was back in June 4, 1999, with half an inch of snow at Palomar Mountain.
The cold we’ve seen in May doesn’t mean the summer will be chilly too. Pn the contrary, a weak El Nino weather pattern will stay dry, and potentially above-normal temperatures.
Consider getting an early start on fire safety, our green fields could turn into fuel for fires. Thinking ahead and having a plan is the best way to stay weather ready, no matter the season.
The rest of the nation has also seen extreme patterns including severe weather and tornadoes being reported almost every single day this month. The U.S. has already seen close to the double the normal number of tornadoes for the month of May with destruction almost coast to coast.