May 25, 2022
The average rainfall for Ipswich for the month of May is now 2.61.
Out of 47 years, there were 21 years that exceeded this average and 26 years that were less.
Ten of the years that were less than average were under an inch of rain which isn’t much for the start of a growing season. The least for these 10 years was .52 during May, 2009.
Now we come to the 21 Mays in which rainfall was more than average. We’ll deal with some of the most extreme May rain events.
All of these had an affect on farmer’s planting schedule.
1991: Extreme high rainfall throughout May that totaled...