May’s cold stretch breaking records

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Our unusually cold spell is starting to tick off records across the state, including the coldest temperature ever recorded for the month of May in Indianapolis.

May is usually a month of significant warming temperatures, but it’s been anything but that so far as we enter the middle of the month. Only two days have recorded above normal temperatures this month, and of the eight days that have been below average, several have been well below average. Three days this month have failed to hit 60°. Our average high at the beginning of the month should be around 70°

Saturday morning, we broke a record for the coldest daily of temperature of 27°, but we also broke the coldest temperature even for the month of May in Indianapolis. It’s only the fifth time we’ve fell below 30° during the month.

Since April 15, this has been the eighth coldest stretch in nearly 150 years of record keeping. It’s also the 13th coldest start to the month.

If there is any good news, it does appear this chilly pattern will finally break.

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The Climate Predictions Center is calling for a high probability of above average temperatures over the next couple of weeks.