Ithaca Climate Summary for May 2003
- With an average temperature of 54.4 degrees, the month averaged 1.0 degrees cooler than normal.
- Seven of the last eight months have been cooler than normal.
- This May was 2.7 degrees warmer than May 2002.
- Maximum temperatures averaged 2.6 degrees below normal.
- There were only 4 days with temperatures of 75 degrees or higher. This was half of normal and the least since just 1 such day in May 1997.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 80 degrees on the 1st.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 29 degrees, recorded on the 4th.
- The May precipitation total was 2.98 inches, which represented 93% of normal.
- This total was 2.03 inches less than May 2002.
- The year-to-date precipitation accumulation of 12.76 inches is 0.49 inches less than normal.
- There was no snowfall during May.
- Snowfall for the season totaled 100.1 inches, 31.9 inches more than normal.
Keith L. Eggleston (KLE1@cornell.edu)
Northeast Regional Climate Center