May was the driest month on record, ever, here in Rochester New York.
Only a quarter of an inch.
The average for May is nearly three.
Lawns were looking burnt and yellow. It was like we went from April to August. And a river birch I’ve got in my yard started dropping leaves, something it’s never done in spring before. I figure it was probably stressed from being so dry.
Then finally yesterday we got a brief thunderstorm, followed by light rain on & off overnight. My guage showed 0.85 inches this morning. We could use a bit more, I’m thinking, but at least it’s something.
[tags] Rochester, New York, rainfall [/tags]