Ithaca Climate Summary for May 2000
- With a monthly average temperature of 58 degrees, May 2000 averaged 3 degrees warmer than normal.
- The month's average temperature was skewed by the week of May 5-11, which averaged 17 degrees warmer than normal. The other 24 days of the month averaged 1.2 cooler than normal.
- This May was 0.1 degree warmer than May 1999, but 3.1 degrees cooler than May 1998.
- If no freeze occurs in June, May 3rd will be the last 32 degree temperature of the spring, which is two weeks earlier than normal.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 85 degrees on the 7th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 30 degrees on the 3rd.
- May precipitation totalled 5.63 inches, which represented 170% of normal.
- This was the 11th wettest May since records began in 1879 and the most since 1996.
- There were 16 days this month with measurable precipitation and another 4 days with a trace.
- A trace or more of precipitation was recorded on 17 of 18 consecutive days between the 9th and 26th.
- The April-May precipitation total of 10.22 inches was the 7th wettest April-May total on record.
- Every month in the year 2000, so far, has been wetter than normal.
- The accumulated precipitation excess for the last five months was 6.17 inches.
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center