Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:
Prepared by Peter Jeranyama
May weather was above average in temperature and with more sunshine than normal. Rainfall was below the 30-year average. The temperatures for May averaged 58.5 degrees, 2.67 degrees above the 30-year average. The maximum temperature was 84 degrees on the 22nd and a minimum temperature of 33 degrees was recorded on the 1st. Daytime high temperatures averaged 66.6 degrees; 2 degrees above the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 50.4 degrees, 3.3 degrees above the norm.
Based on data from the Blue Hills Observatory, sunshine averaged 57% of the possible sunshine hours, 5 percentage point above the norm. There were 5 days with 90% or better sunshine and 2 days with no sunshine at all. There were 14 days that were clear without any cloud cover in East Wareham.
Precipitation totaled 2.72 inch (this is 3.55 inches less precipitation than received in May 2021), 1 inch below the average rainfall for May in East Wareham. There were 8 days with measurable precipitation, and each day had more than 0.1 inch. The largest 24-hour rainfall event was 0.69 inches on the 30th. Our total year-to-date rainfall is 20.35 inches, 1 inch below the average in East Wareham.
Official Spring Season
The official spring (March-May) had average temperatures of 48.3 degrees; 2 degrees above the long-term average. Total snowfall recorded for the period (March-May) was 2 inches. The average total snow is 6.16. Precipitation was 3.64 inches below normal at 10.07 inches and this is 2.76 inches less rainfall than the same period last year (2021). All months had below average precipitation. Sunshine for the spring was 678.8 hours, 12 % more than the normal average number of sunshine hours for the three-month period. All three months had above average sunshine hours.