Shift to more normal weather for a while 

Posted: 9:10 am Thursday, May 31st, 2018

By Kirk Mellish

The MJO (Madden Julian Oscillation) forecast movement is into drier phases the next couple weeks, but temperature and humidity will swing from above-normal to below normal and back again.

We move from the wet 1 and 2 to the drier 5-7 phases.


(WxBell graphics above)

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Lakes and rivers are full to overflowing thanks to the tropical downpours of the past couple weeks:

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Much of Georgia had twice as much rain as normal for May:


30-day rainfall 75-200% plus above normal for the Month of May:


Bye-Bye drought in Georgia:

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Temperatures for May on a national basis have been record warm, beating even the Dust Bowl May of 1934. But since 2000 the top warmest Mays have not been followed by brutally hot summers in Georgia.

Models and other indicators are quite split on June and the Summer as a whole being either a little warmer than normal or a little cooler than normal, but most show rainfall above-average.

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