May of 2009 featured above average monthly temperatures at Grand Island and Hastings, and below normal precpitation. The average monthly high temperature at Grand Island was 62.4 degrees, which was 1.8 degrees above normal. Hastings had an average montly temperature of 62.2 degrees, which was 0.7 degree above normal. Precipitation at Grand Island totaled 2.05 inches, which was 2.02 inches below normal. Hastings tallied 1.87 inches of rainfall, which was 2.72 inches below normal.
The following is a summary of noteworthy weather events across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas during May: