GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — May has started out cool and dry in West Michigan, but this has not been the general theme so far this spring.
West Michigan had a soggy start to 2017 with each month recording higher than average precipitation. April was especially wet, running almost three inches above average.
This year will be the second consecutive wet spring. Precipitation was four inches higher than average at this same time last year.
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Not only has the Midwest been wet, but much of the country has been as well. Fortunately, this has alleviated drought conditions across much of the country.
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There are no drought conditions in the Midwest, which is also a first since 2000.
However, the forecast calls for drier than average weather patterns to continue through mid-May.