The month of May ended on the warm side for Northeast Ohio.
The Akron and Canton areas came in the warmest with an average May high temperature of 78.4 degrees Fahrenheit as recorded at the Akron-Canton Regional Airport. This was a little more than 9 degrees above the long runner average for May.
Mansfield came in the second warmest with an average May high temperature of 77.0 degrees Fahrenheit as recorded at the Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport. This was close to 8 degrees above the long running average. As for Cleveland, the average May high temperatures recorded at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport was 75.9 degrees Fahrenheit, close to 6 degrees above average.
Some of the warmest weather came toward the end of May around Memorial Day Weekend. Specifically, on May 28th, Cleveland reached a high temperature of 92 degrees Fahrenheit, a new record for the day. On the same day, Mansfield reached a high temperature of 91 degrees Fahrenheit which set a new record.
With a warm May, much of Northeast Ohio was below normal in terms of rainfall. Cleveland and the Akron and Canton areas finished the month more than 2 inches below normal. Mansfield was down a little more than a half inch.