High Temperature: 67F Low Temperature: 62F Sunrise: 6:20 am Sunset: 8:23 am Humidity: 96% Wind: e 13 mph Chance of Rain: 50%
During the eleven other months of the year, I think of May as being the most pleasant one. Until its temperamental return, I forget about the hail, the thunder, and the threat and reality of tornadoes. According to the National Weather Service, Oklahoma has averaged 24 tornadoes each May from 1950-2019. The next closest month, April, averages just under half that number.
As I write, a powerful storm is passing through, with very heavy rain and blustering fireworks, but thankfully no tornado warnings for our area. We are getting more rain than we want and much more than our pastures need, but we can't turn on and turn off the waterworks as we do our faucets. So we watch the deluge from the snug safety of the house (it's a perfect day for a Grizzly Bear Hot Chocolate) and when it is over we will pull on our tall rubber boots and inspect the property.
A critter note: yesterday I noticed that the small blue plastic pool we have for bathing the dogs is now host to a large deposit of frog eggs. They were just tiny dots yesterday afternoon, floating in their primordial ooze, but by this morning, they'd formed into teeny-tiny tadpoles. The large amount of rain we are getting will no doubt either batter them senseless or wash them out of the pool.