Here we are right in the middle of the month of May and Mother Nature hasn't treated us too bad!
Temperatures are up and in the top ten warmest on record (so far). Lake Erie's water temperature is right on average, we're about a half inch below average for precipitation and no snow! Did you know on average we get .2" of snow through the first half of May! Over the past 10 years 4 years had a trace of snow and the latest was on May 15th, 2016.
We're currently experiencing temperatures about 10 degrees above average because of a stationary front to our south and high pressure on either side of us which is allowing any precipitation to stay to our north and south.
You can see in the Calendar only two days so far have been below average and over the next week we do get close to the average high (doesn't hit 70 degrees until May 26th) but don't really ever drop below it.
Now, we still have the second half of the month to go but as of May 15th we are in the top 10 for warmest May's on record at 7.1 degrees above average at 61.4F.
What's happening is a little bit of a balance between a High-pressure system over the Atlantic and a Low-pressure system over eastern Canada and a jet stream sitting to our north. Late in the month all this breaks down and we'll end up a little cooler than we have been into the end of the Memorial Day weekend and for the last week of May. Some long range models do show temperatures once again going above average for the last two days of the month.
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