May 29, 2014 - May is winding down and rainfall has been the least in New Jersey where amounts have been near to 1 1/2 inches below normal. Eastern Pennsylvania has had near average rainfall while southern New York and central Pennsylvania have benefited the most with normal to 2 inches above normal amounts. Temperatures have been 1 1/2 to 3 degrees above normal. Over the past 90 days, most of the northern portion of the MARFC area has had about average precipitation plus or minus an inch or two. Southeast Pennsylvania has been the wettest region running 2 to 4 1/2 inches above average for precipitation.

Current (May 29) streamflow data from the U.S. Geological Survey shows that streamflows are running near or above normal. Groundwater levels are, on average, above or much above normal.

The weather outlook for the next couple of weeks calls for near or above average rainfall. Temperatures are expected to be above normal. The NWS Climate Prediction Center's 30-day outlook for June calls for near average rainfall along with near or below normal temperatures. The 90 day outlook for June through August calls for near average rainfall and near or above average temperatures.

The outlook for water resources and water supplies is good or very good across southern New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Recent above normal rainfall in what had been the drier areas has largely eliminated any long term dryness. Additional rainfall (likely to be above normal), suggests that a continuation of good or very good conditions will continue for the next several weeks.

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