CLEVELAND - The weather in northeast Ohio during the month of May was slightly warmer than normal this year.
The National Weather Service at Cleveland Hopkins Airport said the daily mean temperature for May (the average of the daily high and low temperature) was 60.9 degrees, or 1.1 degrees warmer than normal.
This is the second month in a row that the Cleveland area has felt warmer than normal temperatures. April ended about one degree above normal; while January, February and March were all colder than normal.
May temperatures ranged from 88 degrees on May 13th to a chilly low of 38 degrees on both May 6th and May 18th. So far, Cleveland has yet to reach 90 degrees. The last time that occurred was September 11, 2013, when the thermometer reached 95 degrees at Hopkins Airport.
On the precipitation side, the heavy rains of May 12th were the heaviest ever recorded for that date in Cleveland as 2.64 inches of rain deluged the area with widespread flooding reported. Several areas are still dealing with the damage of flooded basements and erosion.
Total rainfall for May was 4.21 inches or, .55 inches more rain than usual. So far for 2014, Cleveland has measured 16.40 inches of rain and melted snow, or 1.26 inches more than normal.
No snow was reported in Cleveland during May this year, although a trace of snow was reported at the Akron/Canton and Youngstown Regional Airports very early in the month.
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