Ithaca Climate Summary for May 2004
- With an average temperature of 60.8 degrees, the month averaged 5.4 degrees warmer than normal.
- This was the 5th warmest May in 132 years of record and the warmest since May 1998.
- This was the third consecutive warmer-than-normal month.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 85 degrees on the 13th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 33 degrees on the 6th.
- The May precipitation total was 6.09 inches, which was 189% of normal.
- This was the wettest May since 1989 and the 8th wettest since 1879.
- This was the second consecutive month this year that was wetter than normal.
- Between May 3 and May 28, there was only one day without at least a trace of precipitation.
- There were 20 days during the month with measurable precipitation (at least 0.01 inch). This was just one less than the May record of 21 days, last recorded in 1973.
- There was no snowfall this month.
Keith L. Eggleston (KLE1@cornell.edu)
Northeast Regional Climate Center