Despite hitting 90 degrees on May 12

Despite a few days of soaring temperatures, May averaged slightly cooler than normal, according to preliminary data from the National Weather Service in Pendleton.

The average temperature was 52.4 degrees, which was 0.3 degrees below normal. High temperatures averaged 69.4 degrees, which was 0.8 degrees above normal. The highest was 90 degrees on the May 12.

Low temperatures averaged 35.4 degrees, which was 1.4 degrees below normal. The lowest was 13 degrees, on May 3.

There were eight days with the low temperature below 32 degrees.

Precipitation totaled 1.26 inches during May, which was 0.25 inches above normal. Measurable precipitation — at least .01 inch — was received on seven days with the heaviest, 0.78 inches reported on the 17.

The outlook for June from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center calls for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

Normal highs for Madras rise from 73.0 degrees at the start of June to 81.0 degrees at the end of June. Normal lows rise from 40.0 degrees to 45.0 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 0.68 inches.

The National Weather Service is an office of NOAA, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.

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