The first two weeks of May 2017 will be one not to remember, as it is the second coldest on record thus far! The average temperature for May through the first half of the month is 49.0° which is 6° below average!
May of 1917 was the coldest May on record in Syracuse when the average temperature for the entire month was 48.1°!
Note: Sunday May 7th and Monday May 8th both had highs not get any higher than the mid-40s. The last time Syracuse had two days in a row of 40 something degree highs was May 7th & May 8th of 1989! Yes, it’s been awhile since we’ve had this kind of chill two days in a row in Syracuse in the month of May. The last time there were three days in a row of highs below 50 in May was back in 1967!
The cold start to this May is following the 7th warmest April on record which followed a much colder than average March.
We will warm well above average for Wednesday and Thursday before turning seasonably cool, or even cooler than average once again Friday and into at least the start of the weekend. The big question is what will the rest of May have in store for us, including Memorial Day weekend?