Ithaca Climate Summary for May 2005
- With an average temperature of 50.7 degrees, the month averaged 4.7 degrees cooler than normal.
- This month tied with 1997 as the coldest May since 1968.
- Temperature departures have see-sawed back and forth during 2005, with January, March and May cooler than normal, and February and April warmer than normal.
- The temperature reached 80 degrees on two days this month. The normal for May is four days.
- The last spring freeze occurred on May 19th (4 days later than normal).
- The warmest temperature of the month was 82 degrees on the 10th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 27 degrees on the 13th.
- The May precipitation total was 1.36 inches, which was only 42% of normal.
- This was the 7th driest May in 127 years of record.
- Only two days had more than two-tenths of an inch of precipitation - the 28th and 29th.
- There were 16 days with measurable precipitation, which is 3 more than normal.
- Year-to-date precipitation was 14.87 inches, which was 1.62 inches more than normal.
Keith L. Eggleston (KLE1@cornell.edu)
Northeast Regional Climate Center