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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OREGON
411 PM PST THU MAY 5 2016

...MONTH IN REVIEW FOR NORTHEAST OREGON AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON FOR
THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

...NUMEROUS LOCATIONS RECORDED THEIR WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD...

I.  TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION OVERVIEW

APRIL TEMPERATURES WERE WELL ABOVE AVERAGE ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION FOR
THE CALENDAR MONTH, RANGING FROM APPROXIMATELY 5 TO 9 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. NUMEROUS LOCATIONS SET RECORDS FOR THE WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD.
MOST LOCATIONS SAW BOTH MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES AVERAGE ABOVE
NORMAL FOR THE MONTH, WITH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES MAINLY BETWEEN 6 AND 10
DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE. MONTHLY MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE BETWEEN 3 AND
8 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE (SEE TABLE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS).

TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS GENERALLY BELOW TO WELL BELOW AVERAGE
ACROSS THE AREA FOR THE MONTH, RANGING FROM 20 TO 70 PERCENT OF NORMAL
FOR MOST. A FEW LOCATIONS IN NORTHERN WALLOWA COUNTY, WALLA WALLA
COUNTY AND FRANKLIN COUNTY DID SEE SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION
FOR THE MONTH; RANGING FROM 100 TO 150 PERCENT OF NORMAL HERE.

SNOWFALL WAS NON-EXISTENT IN THE LOWER AND MID ELEVATIONS IN APRIL,
WITH ONLY LIGHT AND SPORADIC SNOWFALL IN THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS. OVERALL
INDICATIONS ARE THAT SNOWFALL WAS WELL BELOW AVERAGE IN THE HIGH
MOUNTAINS, WITH SIGNIFICANT MELTING OF THE EXISTING SNOWPACK OBSERVED
THROUGH THE MONTH.

TO SUMMARIZE, CONDITIONS WERE MUCH WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL ACROSS
MOST OF THE REGION FOR THE MONTH, ALTHOUGH AS NOTED ABOVE PARTS OF
WALLOWA, WALLA WALLA AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES DID HAVE SLIGHTLY ABOVE
AVERAGE PRECIPITATION TOTALS. NUMEROUS DAILY AND MONTHLY RECORDS WERE
BROKEN THROUGHOUT THE MONTH FOR THE WARMER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
AND LOW PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS REPORTED OVER THE AREA. SEE BELOW FOR
MORE DETAILS ON THESE RECORDS.

APRIL 2016 DATA AND DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL FOR SELECTED CITIES:

                MAX   DEP   MIN   DEP   AVE   DEP   PCPN   DEP
                TEMP  NORM  TEMP  NORM  TEMP  NORM  TOTL   NORM

YAKIMA          74.3  +10.5 42.5  +8.1  58.4  +9.3  0.27  -0.55
KENNEWICK       74.0  +7.7  47.5  +5.2  60.8  +6.5  0.21  -0.35
WALLA WALLA     68.6  +6.1  46.3  +4.3  57.4  +5.2  1.63  -0.29
THE DALLES      72.4  +8.0  46.4  +4.9  59.4  +6.5  0.18  -0.61
REDMOND         67.8  +8.2  32.4  +3.3  50.1  +5.7  0.29  -0.44
PENDLETON       69.4  +7.3  43.0  +3.8  56.2  +5.5  0.41  -0.79
LA GRANDE       68.2  +9.9  39.2  +4.1  53.7  +7.0  0.73  -0.85

II.  SELECTED RECORDS

THE FIRST SEVERAL DAYS OF APRIL STARTED OFF DRY AND MILD ACROSS THE
REGION, WITH A QUICK MOVING STORM SYSTEM AFFECTING THE AREA BY THE 4TH.
AFTER THIS STORM SYSTEM MOVED THROUGH THE WEATHER CONDITIONS AGAIN
TURNED DRY AND VERY WARM FOR EARLY SPRING, WITH DAILY TEMPERATURES
DEPARTURES TOPPING 10 TO 15 DEGREES ON THE 8TH AND 9TH. CONDITIONS THEN
TURNED COOLER, BUT ONLY BACK TO NEAR AVERAGE LEVELS FROM THE 12TH
THROUGH ABOUT THE 17TH. THIS PERIOD ALSO FEATURED SEVERAL ROUNDS OF
SHOWERS, BREEZY CONDITIONS AND EVEN SOME HIGHER MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS.
THE HOT WEATHER AND MAINLY DRY WEATHER RETURNED FROM THE 18TH THROUGH
THE 22ND WITH TEMPERATURE PEAKING AGAIN NEAR 15 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE ON
THE 19TH AND 20TH. AS THE EARLY HEAT SUBSIDED A STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO PARTS OF THE REGION ON THE 21ST AND 22ND OF
THE MONTH. THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH FEATURED NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WITH ONLY A FEW ROUNDS OF LIGHT SHOWERS FROM TIME
TO TIME.

MORE DETAILS ON THESE EVENTS, INCLUDING SAMPLE RAIN AMOUNTS AND PEAK
WIND GUSTS CAN BE FOUND IN THE SIGNIFICANT WEATHER SECTION BELOW.

NUMEROUS TOP 10 MONTHLY RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE RECORDED AROUND
THE REGION IN APRIL. LISTED BELOW ARE THE LOCATION, RANK AND DAILY
RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES SET IN APRIL 2016:

CITY             RANK      APR 2016 MAX T        APR MAX T RECORD

MEACHAM, OR      #1        80 ON 4/08            78 ON 4/22/2012
ELLENSBURG, WA   #2        85 ON 4/20            89 ON 4/23/2012
HERMISTON, OR    #3(T)     86 ON 4/20            90 ON 4/30/1998
EASTON, WA       #3(T)     75 ON 4/19            79 ON 4/27/2004
PASCO, WA        #4        89 ON 4/20            94 ON 4/30/1998
YAKIMA, WA       #4        88 ON 4/20            92 ON 4/24/1977
ANTELOPE, OR     #4(T)     85 ON 4/21            90 ON 4/28/1926
LA GRANDE, OR    #7        83 ON 4/11            88 ON 4/25/1977
SATUS PASS, WA   #9(T)     80 ON 4/10            87 ON 4/24/1977
THE DALLES, OR   #10       89 ON 4/20            95 ON 4/30/1998

THE MEAN SYNOPTIC PATTERN FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016 WAS CHARACTERIZED
BY A LARGE, ANOMALOUS TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE SOUTHWEST OF ALASKA.
THERE WAS AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE LOCATED ACROSS MAINLAND
ALASKA AND NORTH ACROSS THE ARCTIC OCEAN. THERE WAS ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL
RIDGE CENTERED OVER WASHINGTON STATE AND BRITISH COLUMBIA WHICH EXTEND
SOUTHWARD ACROSS MUCH OF THE WESTERN US. WITH THIS UPPER LEVEL RIDGE
FIRMLY IN PLACE OVER OUR AREA MUCH OF APRIL FEATURED WELL ABOVE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES AND DRIER THAN AVERAGE CONDITIONS. MANY REPORTING STATIONS
IN OUR AREA HAD ONE OF THE WARMEST APRILS ON RECORD.

LISTED BELOW ARE THE LOCATION, RANK, APRIL 2016 RECORD WARMEST MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE AND THE CURRENT OR PREVIOUS RECORD WARMEST MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE IN APRIL.

CITY              RANK     APR 2016 MIN T     WARMEST APR MIN T

ELLENSBURG, WA     #1      53 ON 4/09          51 ON 4/24/2007
PASCO, WA          #2(T)   54 ON 4/23          58 ON 4/24/2012
HERMISTON, OR      #3      53 ON 4/23          55 ON 4/24/2012
LA GRANDE, OR      #3(T)   52 ON 4/22          53 ON 4/21/1994
EASTON, WA         #4(T)   45 ON 4/23          48 ON 4/26/2005
SATUS PASS, WA     #8(T)   47 ON 4/08          53 ON 4/21/1994
THE DALLES, OR     #9(T)   56 ON 4/09          62 ON 4/28/1977

WITH THE OVERALL ABUNDANCE OF WARM WEATHER THROUGHOUT MOST OF THE MONTH
SEVERAL LOCATIONS RECORDED TOP 5 WARMEST AVERAGE MINIMUM, MAXIMUM AND
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL. SEVERAL LOCATIONS EVEN
RECORDED THEIR WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD. LISTED BELOW ARE THE LOCATION,
RANK, APRIL 2016 AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES AND EITHER THE CURRENT OR
PREVIOUS WARMEST APRIL TEMPERATURE RECORD:

CITY             RANK    APRIL 2016     WARMEST APR AVG
                         AVG MIN T      MIN T RECORD

WALLA WALLA, WA  #1      46.3           46.2 IN 1994
THE DALLES, OR   #1      46.4           45.0 IN 1994
ELLENSBURG, WA   #1      42.3           37.5 IN 2013
HERMISTON, OR    #1      42.5           39.0 IN 2005
YAKIMA, WA       #1      42.5           40.0 IN 1980
CLE ELUM, WA     #1      38.5           38.0 IN 1994
KENNEWICK, WA    #1      47.5           45.5 IN 1994
LA GRANDE, OR    #1      39.2           39.0 IN 1994
MOXEE CITY, WA   #1      39.5           39.4 IN 1987
PROSSER, WA      #1      45.4           43.9 IN 1934
RICHLAND, WA     #1      45.3           44.8 IN 1994
PELTON DAM, OR   #1      39.6           38.6 IN 2005
MOUNT ADAMS RS.  #2      36.4           38.1 IN 1934
ARLINGTON, OR    #3      46.0           46.2 IN 1900
MORO, OR         #3      40.4           41.4 IN 1934
LONG CREEK, OR   #4      34.9           35.8 IN 1992
WHITMAN MISSION  #4      39.9           41.6 IN 1994
PENDLETON(CITY)  #4      41.9           42.9 IN 1934
HEPPNER, OR      #4      41.2           41.6 IN 1930
GOLDENDALE, WA   #4      37.5           41.4 IN 1934
PENDLETON(ARPT)  #5      43.0           44.0 IN 1936
SISTERS, OR      #5      31.7           33.4 IN 1992

CITY              RANK     APR 2016     WARMEST APR AVG
                           AVG MAX T    MAX T RECORD

MEACHAM, OR      #1        61.6         57.5 IN 2000
ELLENSBURG, WA   #1        70.4         68.6 IN 2004
HERMISTON, OR    #1        72.6         69.8 IN 2000
PASCO, WA        #1        74.5         70.6 IN 2004
YAKIMA, WA       #1        74.3         70.4 IN 1977
ANTELOPE, OR     #1(T)     67.6         67.6 IN 1949
LA GRANDE, OR    #1        68.7         68.4 IN 1977
MOXEE CITY, WA   #1        69.7         67.4 IN 1990
WHITMAN MISSION  #1        70.7         70.2 IN 1977
LONG CREEK, OR   #2        65.0         65.1 IN 1987
THE DALLES, OR   #2        72.4         72.5 IN 1977
PROSSER, WA      #2        72.5         74.3 IN 1926
SISTERS, OR      #2        65.7         66.0 IN 1990
PENDLETON(CITY)  #3        73.4         76.3 IN 1934
MT ADAMS R.S.    #3        65.5         71.5 IN 1934
MORO, OR         #3        66.7         70.0 IN 1934
REDMOND, OR      #3        67.8         69.6 IN 2000
WALLA WALLA, WA  #3        68.6         71.1 IN 1977
HEPPNER, OR      #4        67.7         69.9 IN 1934
CLE ELUM, WA     #5        66.0         69.4 IN 1931
DAYTON, WA       #5        68.1         70.1 IN 1934
GOLDENDALE, WA   #5        67.0         69.2 IN 1926

CITY              RANK      APR 2016     WARMEST APR
                            AVG T        AVG T RECORD

WALLA WALLA, WA   #1        57.4         57.2 IN 1977
MEACHAM, OR       #1        47.1         44.6 IN 1949
THE DALLES, OR    #1        59.4         57.4 IN 1977
ELLENSBURG, WA    #1        56.7         52.6 IN 2004
HERMISTON, OR     #1        57.6         54.0 IN 2000
PASCO, WA         #1        58.5         55.2 IN 1946
YAKIMA, WA        #1        58.4         54.1 IN 1977
CLE ELUM, WA      #1        52.1         51.8 IN 1934
KENNEWICK, WA     #1        60.8         60.7 IN 1934
LA GRANDE, OR     #1        53.9         52.1 IN 1987
MOXEE CITY, WA    #1        54.6         53.1 IN 1990
PROSSER, WA       #1        59.0         56.5 IN 1926
RICHLAND, WA      #1        58.9         57.8 IN 1947
SISTERS, OR       #1(T)     48.7         48.7 IN 1990
WHITMAN MISSION   #1        55.3         54.7 IN 1985
LONG CREEK, OR    #1        50.0         49.5 IN 1987
PENDLETON(ARPT)   #2        56.2         59.6 IN 1934
HEPPNER, OR       #2        54.4         55.6 IN 1934
PRINEVILLE, OR    #2        52.7         52.9 IN 1910
MORO, OR          #3        53.6         55.7 IN 1934
MT ADAMS RS.      #3        51.0         54.8 IN 1934
PELTON DAM, OR    #3        56.1         57.5 IN 1990

WITH A LARGE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE SITUATED OVER THE AREA FOR MUCH OF THE
MONTH SEVERAL STATIONS ALSO SAW THEIR TOP 10 DRIEST APRILS ON RECORD.
LISTED BELOW ARE THE CITIES, RANKS, APRIL 2016 MONTHLY PRECIPITATION
TOTALS, AND THE RECORD LOWEST APRIL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTAL:

CITY              RANK     APR 2016        RECORD APR MIN
                         MONTHLY PRECIP    MONTHLY PRECIP

MEACHAM, OR        #5     1.30 INCHES      0.40 INCHES IN 1956
HERMISTON, OR      #5(T)  0.28 INCHES      TRACE IN 1999
LONG CREEK, OR     #7(T)  0.53 INCHES      0.10 INCHES IN 1911
MORO, OR           #9(T)  0.12 INCHES      0.01 INCHES IN 1956
PASCO, WA          #10    0.28 INCHES      0.15 INCHES IN 1946
PELTON DAM, OR     #10    0.13 INCHES      TRACE IN 1966

III. SIGNIFICANT WEATHER

THERE WERE A FEW SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENTS ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE
MONTH OF APRIL INCLUDING SOME COOLER PERIODS WITH SHOWERS, AND ALSO A
PERIOD OF HOTTER WEATHER WITH THUNDERSTORMS. MOST OF THE ACTIVE WEATHER
OCCURRED DURING THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF THE MONTH, WITH THE FINAL WEEK
OF THE MONTH BEING RELATIVELY QUIET. SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS ON
THESE EVENTS:

A STORM SYSTEM MOVED THROUGH THE AREA ON THE 4TH OF APRIL. THIS WEATHER
SYSTEM BROUGHT PERIODS OF RAIN AND WIND TO MUCH OF THE REGION. RAINFALL
TOTALS GENERALLY RANGED FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO A QUARTER
INCH IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS WITH UP TO A HALF INCH IN THE NORTHERN
BLUE MOUNTAIN FOOTHILLS. GUSTY WINDS PEAKED BETWEEN 40 TO 50 MPH OVER
THE COLUMBIA BASIN AND SURROUNDING VALLEYS.


LISTED BELOW ARE SOME SAMPLE RAIN AMOUNTS AND PEAK WIND GUSTS FROM
AROUND THE REGION DURING THIS EVENT:

LOCATION            RAINFALL TOTAL     PEAK WIND GUST

PENDLETON, OR       0.08 INCHES        48 MPH
MEACHAM, OR         0.28 INCHES        22 MPH
REDMOND, OR         TRACE              35 MPH
PASCO, WA           0.02 INCHES        40 MPH
WALLA WALLA, WA     0.45 INCHES        37 MPH
YAKIMA, WA          TRACE              40 MPH
HERMISTON, OR       0.10 INCHES        45 MPH
ELLENSBURG, WA      0.09 INCHES        45 MPH
THE DALLES, OR      0.03 INCHES        35 MPH
EASTON, WA          0.39 INCHES        NA MPH

AFTER A BREAK IN THE WEATHER AND A WARMING PERIOD A SERIES OF STORM
SYSTEMS MOVED THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST BEGINNING ON APRIL 11TH AND
CONTINUING THROUGH ABOUT THE 15TH. THESE WEATHER SYSTEMS BROUGHT RAIN
SHOWERS, GUSTY WINDS AND MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES. SOME SNOW ALSO FELL
IN THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE ABOUT 4000 FEET. PRECIPITATION TOTALS GENERALLY
RANGED FROM A TENTH TO A THIRD OF AN INCH ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS,
WITH A HALF INCH OR MORE IN THE MOUNTAINS. PEAK WIND GUSTS WERE MAINLY
BETWEEN 30 TO 40 MPH. TEMPERATURES COOLED TO INTO THE MID-20S TO MID-
30S DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON THE 15TH AND 16TH AS THE SYSTEM
DEPARTED THE REGION.

LISTED BELOW ARE THE 5 DAY RAINFALL TOTALS, PEAK WIND GUSTS, AND
COOLEST TEMPERATURES DURING THIS PERIOD AT SELECT LOCATIONS AROUND THE
REGION:

LOCATION           5 DAY RAIN TOTAL   PEAK WIND GUST   COOLEST TEMP

PENDLETON, OR       0.13 INCHES        39 MPH          34 DEGREES
MEACHAM, OR         0.57 INCHES        21 MPH          25 DEGREES
REDMOND, OR         0.19 INCHES        35 MPH          26 DEGREES
PASCO, WA           0.26 INCHES        37 MPH          35 DEGREES
WALLA WALLA, WA     0.43 INCHES        30 MPH          39 DEGREES
YAKIMA, WA          0.26 INCHES        28 MPH          34 DEGREES
HERMISTON, OR       0.18 INCHES        30 MPH          34 DEGREES
ELLENSBURG, WA      0.23 INCHES        39 MPH          34 DEGREES
THE DALLES, OR      0.15 INCHES        33 MPH          35 DEGREES
JOHN DAY, OR        0.28 INCHES        32 MPH          32 DEGREES

AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE DEVELOPED OVER THE REGION BETWEEN THE 18TH AND 20TH
ALLOWING TEMPERATURES TO SURGE WELL ABOVE AVERAGE. MANY LOWER ELEVATION
LOCATIONS REACH THE MID TO UPPER 80S. A WEATHER SYSTEM MOVED INTO THE
AREA ON THE 20ST THROUGH THE 22ND BRINGING SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

LISTED BELOW ARE SOME SAMPLE 5 DAY PRECIPITATION TOTALS, WHETHER
THUNDER WAS OBSERVED AND THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE DURING THIS EVENT:

LOCATION          5 DAY PRECIP TOTAL    THUNDER?    HIGHEST TEMP

PENDLETON, OR      0.15 INCHES          YES         83 DEGREES
MEACHAM, OR        0.32 INCHES          NO          79 DEGREES
REDMOND, OR        0.07 INCHES          YES         83 DEGREES
PASCO, WA             T INCHES          NO          89 DEGREES
WALLA WALLA, WA    0.16 INCHES          YES         82 DEGREES
YAKIMA, WA         0.00 INCHES          NO          88 DEGREES
HERMISTON, OR         T INCHES          NO          86 DEGREES
ELLENSBURG, WA     0.00 INCHES          NO          85 DEGREES
THE DALLES, OR        T INCHES          NO          89 DEGREES

THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWS IMPROVEMENT ACROSS THE PACIFIC
NORTHWEST, WITH ONLY A SMALL AREA OF D1, OR MODERATE DROUGHT LINGERING
IN SOUTHEASTERN OREGON. SOME PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST OREGON REMAIN IN THE
D0 OR ABNORMALLY DRY CATEGORY. MUCH OF WASHINGTON, NORTH-CENTRAL OREGON
AND WESTERN OREGON ARE NO LONGER BEING AFFECTED BY DROUGHT CONDITIONS.
THE MONTHLY DROUGHT OUTLOOK FROM CPC INDICATES DROUGHT REMOVAL LIKELY
OVER MUCH OF SOUTHEASTERN OREGON, WITH DROUGHT PERSISTING FOR SOUTH
CENTRAL OREGON, SOUTH INTO MUCH OF CALIFORNIA. THIS OUTLOOK IS FOR THE
MONTH OF MAY.

AN EL NINO ADVISORY CONTINUES FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER.
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE (SST) ANOMALIES ARE DECREASING IN THE
TROPICAL PACIFIC. HOWEVER, AN AREA OF +1 TO +1.5C ANOMALIES ARE
STILL PRESENT.
THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER HAS STATED THAT A TRANSITION TO ENSO
NEUTRAL IS LIKELY DURING LATE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SPRING OR EARLY
SUMMER, WITH ABOUT 70% CHANCE FOR LA NINA CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP BY THIS
COMING FALL/WINTER. ACCORDINGLY A LA NINA WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED BY CPC.

CURRENT SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT (SWE) IS NOW RUNNING BELOW AVERAGE ACROSS
THE ENTIRE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, DUE TO THE WARMER AND DRIER THAN AVERAGE
CONDITIONS IN APRIL. THE BASINS RUNNING CLOSEST TO AVERAGE TO DATE ARE
THE OLYMPICS AND YAKIMA IN WASHINGTON, AT 96 AND 91 PERCENT,
RESPECTIVELY.

LOOKING AHEAD TO THE REST OF MAY THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS
CALLING FOR MOST OF THE INLAND PACIFIC NORTHWEST TO HAVE A 40-50 +
PERCENT CHANCE FOR ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN THE MONTH OF MAY. THIS
HIGHER PROBABILITY FOR WARMTH EXTENDS DOWN THE ENTIRE WEST COAST INTO
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, NORTH TO MOST OF ALASKA, AND ACROSS THE ENTIRE
NORTHERN TIER OF THE US. THERE ARE HIGHER PROBABILITIES FOR BELOW
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN THE SOUTHWEST, SOUTHERN ROCKIES AND PARTS OF
TEXAS. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FROM THE CPC IS CALLING FOR ALL OF
WASHINGTON HAS EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE, BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION IN THE MONTH OF MAY. SOUTHERN AND ESPECIALLY SOUTHEASTERN
OREGON HAS HIGHER PROBABILITIES FOR ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS
IN MAY. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THESE ARE PROBABILITIES OF AVERAGES, AND
THAT THE DAY-TO-DAY WEATHER WILL STILL VARY FOR THE MONTH.

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