How is May 2017 doing when it comes to rainfall?
Out of the first 17 days, only four have brought measurable rainfall (officially) to Bryan / College Station.
Easterwood Airport has collected 1.22" of rainfall for the month, as of the evening of the 17th. Here's how that breaks down:
• May 3rd: 0.10"
• May 11th: 0.86"
• May 12th: 0.20"
• May 17th: 0.06"
An average May from start to finish brings 4.33" of rain for Bryan / College Station. As of the 17th, we are just over a quarter of a way to that goal.
With a somewhat active weather pattern underway, more rain and thunderstorms will be possible for the Brazos Valley through the 2nd to last weekend of this month.
Worried about that lack of rain? Not to say this is the case for the last days of the month -- last year at this time, the rain gauge was only filled to 0.61". In the coming days, the rain started and essentially did not stop, leading to 2016 going down in the books for the 2nd WETTEST May ever on record -- checking in at 12.93".
According to the Drought Monitor, only a small part of the Brazos Valley is under an "Abnormally Dry" category. As warmer days arrive, and if this lack of rain continues, that will likely change for the worst (and quickly).