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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service HANFORD CA
1009 AM PDT Sat Jun 3 2017

...MAY 2017 CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY FOR BAKERSFIELD AND FRESNO...

RAINFALL DEPARTURES FOR MONTH...RAIN SEASON AND WATER YEAR

   Note...Data are provisional and subject to revision by the
   National Centers for Environmental Information.

.......................Bakersfield...........Fresno

Rainfall Month
May 2017..............0.06 Inch.............0.12 Inch
Normal May............0.18 Inch.............0.43 Inch
Departure from Nrml..-0.12 Inch............-0.31 Inch
Percent of Normal.....33.3..................27.9

Rain Season (July 1 thru June 30)
Through May 2017.......7.82 Inches..........17.20 Inches
Normal Through May.....6.39 Inches..........11.29 Inches
Departure from Nrml....1.43 Inches...........5.91 Inches
Percent of Normal.....122.4.................152.3

Water Year /October 1 TO September 30/
Through May 2017.......7.82 Inches..........17.20 Inches
Departure from Nrml....1.55 Inches...........6.10 Inches
Percent of Normal.....124.7.................155.0

TEMPERATURE
Average High
May 2017...............85.8..................84.0
Normal May.............83.5..................84.1
Departure...............2.3..................-0.1
Highest.................104...................101
Date....................4th..................23rd
Average Low
May 2017...............59.8..................57.9
Normal May.............57.5..................56.2
Departure...............2.3...................1.7
Lowest...................45....................48
Date...................14th..................14th
Average Temperature
May 2017...............72.8..................71.0
Normal May.............70.5..................70.1
Departure...............2.3...................0.9


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Number of Days with Maximum Temperature of 100 degrees or higher

             Bakersfield      Fresno

May 2017............3..............1
May Average.........1..............1


First Date of Maximum Temperature of 100 degrees or higher

Bakersfield:
May 4th, 2017. Average*...May 31st.

Fresno:
May 23rd, 2017. Average*...Jun 1st.

*Using period of record 1981-2010.

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Records Tied or Broken in May 2017

Bakersfield...

4th...Record high maximum temperature of 104 degrees reached,
which broke the old record of 100 degrees set for the date in 2004.
In addition, a record high minimum temperature was tied for the
date. The low was 70 degrees, which last occurred on this date in
1982.

Fresno...

3rd...Record high minimum temperature of 65 degrees reached,
which broke the old record of 63 degrees set for the date in 2013.

4th...Record high minimum temperature of 70 degrees reached,
which broke the old record of 64 degrees set for the date in 2013.

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Previous Months` Rainfall Departures

                                   Bakersfield       Fresno

Last Month.......Actual.............0.06 Inch.........0.12 Inch
                 Normal.............0.18 Inch.........0.43 Inch
                 Departure.........-0.12 Inch........-0.31 Inch
                 Pct of Normal......33.3..............27.9

Last 3 Months....Actual.............0.57 Inch.........4.62 Inches
                 Normal.............1.91 Inches.......3.41 Inches
                 Departure.........-1.34 Inches.......1.21 Inches
                 Pct of Normal......29.8.............135.5

Last 6 Months....Actual.............7.20 Inches......15.15 Inches
                 Normal.............5.33 Inches.......9.40 Inches
                 Departure..........1.87 Inches.......5.75 Inches
                 Pct of Normal.....135.1.............161.2

Last 12 Months...Actual.............7.81 Inches......17.26 Inches
                 Normal.............6.47 Inches......11.50 Inches
                 Departure..........1.34 Inches.......5.76 Inches
                 Pct of Normal.....120.7.............150.1

Since Jan 1st....Actual.............4.79 Inches......12.64 Inches
                 Normal.............4.31 Inches.......7.63 Inches
                 Departure..........0.48 Inch.........5.01 Inches
                 Pct of Normal.....111.1.............165.7

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