Climate Summaries for May 2013

May was a wet, snowy, and cool month across the region.  Temperatures were generally 1 to 3 degrees below normal across southern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin.  Precipitation amounts were 1 to 6 inches above normal, with the highest totals recorded across southeast and south central Minnesota into west central Wisconsin.

It was the snowiest and 2nd wettest May on record for Eau Claire.  A rare early May snowstorm dropped a record 9.3" of snow.  

For St. Cloud, even though no snow was recorded in May, it was the 2nd snowiest spring (41.0" of snow from March through May), and the 4th snowiest winter season (78.5" of snow from Fall 2012 through Spring 2013).   

In the Twin Cities, it was the 4th wettest spring (13.50" of precipitation from March through May) and the 3rd wettest January through May (15.69").   

The Minnesota State Climate Office reported that May 2013 was the third "gloomiest" May in the Twin Cities since 1963.  For more info:  http://climate.umn.edu/doc/journal/gloomy_may2013.htm

Below you'll find climate summaries for the Twin Cities, Chanhassen, St. Cloud, and Eau Claire.

Monthly Climate Summaries:   Minneapolis   St. Cloud   Eau Claire   Chanhassen

 

May
2013

Average Temperature

Departure From Normal

Precipitation

Departure From Normal

Snowfall

Departure From Normal

Eau Claire, WI

55.8°

-1.8°

9.28 in.

+5.82 in.

9.3 in.

+9.1 in.

Twin Cities

58.3°

-0.8°

6.24 in.

+2.88 in.

0.5 in.

+0.5 in.

St. Cloud, MN

54.4°

-2.1°

4.98 in.

+2.03 in.

0.0 in.

-Trace

 

 

  MSP STC EAU

Temperature

May 2013

Minneapolis
St. Cloud
Eau Claire

  

May 2013

Temperature Departure from Normal

Precipitation

 

 



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