May 2012 — Warmest May On Record?

May's average temperature has a chance to set an all-time record in Indiana.

Sunset

Photo: Sunset

The sun isn't burning any hotter, but summer temperatures may be up this year.

The National Weather Service says May in Indiana is shaping up to be one of the warmest on record. This follows March, which at 57 degrees, was the warmest ever in Indiana – 14 degrees above normal.

Meteorologist Mark Dahmer says temperatures are currently running higher than the  76-degree norm for this time of year.

Even though this past winter was the third warmest on record with an average temperature of 36 degrees, Dahmer says the warming trend isn‘t necessarily indicative of a hotter-than-normal summer. Dahmer says the NWS’s Climate Prediction Center forecasts about a 50 percent chance of summer temperatures exceeding past averages.

Network Indiana

Network Indiana Indiana's Only Audio News Network. Network Indiana is dedicated to providing the state of Indiana important and useful information.

View all posts by this author »

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

Search News

Stay Connected

RSS e-mail itunes Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube

Follow us on Twitter

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Recent Environment Stories

Recent Videos

Find Us on Facebook