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NOUS46 KMFR 011057  
PNSMFR  
ORZ026-012300-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR  
357 AM PDT SAT JUN 1 2024  
   
..MEDFORD OREGON WEATHER REVIEW: MAY 2024
 
 
THE MONTH OF MAY STARTED OUT COOL AND WET. A STRONG FRONT BROUGHT  
SIGNIFICANT RAIN TO THE AREA BETWEEN MAY 3RD AND 4TH, WITH OVER  
ONE INCH OF RAIN. TOWARDS THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK, THE PATTERN  
TRANSITIONED FROM COOL AND WET TO WARM AND DRY AS AN UPPER LEVEL  
RIDGE BEGAN TO SET UP OVER THE AREA. THIS UPPER RIDGE RESULTED IN  
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WITH HIGHS GREATER THAN 80 DEGREES FROM  
MAY 9TH UNTIL THE 16TH WITH A HIGH OF 90 DEGREES ON THE 11TH.  
 
THERE WAS A COOLDOWN AS AN UPPER TROUGH BEGAN TO SETTLE IN OVER  
THE AREA ON THE 17TH AND THIS UPPER TROUGH REMAINED A FIXTURE  
THROUGH THE 26TH. A FEW DRY COLD FRONTS MOVED INTO THE AREA WHICH  
ALSO HELPED TO KEEP HIGH TEMPERATURES NEAR OR SLIGHTLY BELOW  
NORMAL.  
 
WEAK RIDGING FOLLOWED THE REST OF THE MONTH, LEADING TO WARMER  
AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES AND MILDER OVERNIGHT LOWS. IT'S ALSO WORTH  
NOTING THAT NO PRECIPITATION FELL IN MEDFORD, OREGON AFTER MAY 6TH.  
 
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 61 DEGREES, WHICH IS  
0.06 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS  
75.9 DEGREES, WHICH IS 2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE  
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 46 DEGREES, WHICH IS -0.9 DEGREES BELOW  
NORMAL. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 90 DEGREES  
WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 11TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH  
WAS 33 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 1ST.  
 
THERE WERE 21 CLEAR DAYS, 8 PARTLY CLOUDY DAYS, AND 1 CLOUDY  
DAY.  
 
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 1.14 INCHES WHICH IS -0.20  
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE WATER YEAR  
(BEGINNING OCTOBER 1ST) IS 16.14 INCHES WHICH IS 0.56 BELOW  
NORMAL. CALENDAR YEAR PRECIPITATION IS 10.99 INCHES WHICH IS 1.65  
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.  
 
THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 4.9 MPH. THE FASTEST  
RECORDED TWO-MINUTE WIND SPEED WAS 25 MPH FROM THE SOUTHWEST  
WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 6TH. THE PEAK WIND WAS 33 MPH FROM THE  
SOUTHWEST WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 6TH.  
 
THE HIGHEST PRESSURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.36 INCHES ON THE 29TH.  
THE LOWEST PRESSURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 29.52 INCHES ON THE 4TH.  
 

 
 
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