May is usually very active in our area, with not only severe weather but rain in general. This May has been to exception to the rule. Severe weather has been largely absent and with the lack of those storms rain has been hard to come by in May as well.
It’s really not fair to compare the drought and dry conditions from 2011 to this year. There are different weather patterns in play and 2011 started with a drought and it took almost 12 inches of rain in May to give us temporary relief from the drought…but it came back with a vengeance in June, July and August of 2011.