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May 2012 — Warmest May On Record?

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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.

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