May was hot and dry. So June starts cold and wet. Because of course it does.

nrcc May 2015 rainfall difference

May was unusual in Albany.

The map above is from the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell -- it depicts how much parts of the Northeast deviated from their typical May rainfall totals. The Albany area recorded just 29 percent of its typical rain fall amount, the sixth driest May on record.

It was also the second warmest May on record in Albany, according to NRCC, at 7.3 degrees warmer than the normal.

Of course, then June started with a 50something degree day (20 degrees lower than normal) and a half inch of rain.

So, well played, Weather, we have no idea what comes next.

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