“May 2014 had a difficult time establishing an identity. What began with a storm that carried over from April 30th and resulted in the 7th largest flood of the past century in the Raritan basin on the 1st, later included some warm days, late freezes in a few locations, severe thunderstorms with hail in others, and a spectacular Memorial Day. Overall, May averaged 62.1°, which is 1.3° above average (compared to the 1981-2010 average). This ranks as the 35th warmest (tied with 1962) in the 120 years back to 1895. Precipitation averaged 5.18", which is 1.18" above average and ranks as 19th wettest. “
Spring 2014 was a little cool and a little wet:
“Spring (March-May) temperatures were on the cool side, averaging 49.3°. Spring precipitation across the state average 13.38". This is 0.88" above average and ranks as the 28th wettest.
On the global climate scene, some forecasters are now saying there is a 90% chance of El Nino conditions forming this year. That often means more rain for parts of California (now suffering extreme drought) and warmer winters in the Northeast: