May had a cool start but a warm ending, according to Bill Gregway, local observer for the National Weather Service. The average temperature for May was 0.7-degree warmer than average. Total precipitation for May was 1.77 inches. That is 1.53 inches below where it should be.
The weather service issued a heat advisory for the area, meaning that heat-related illnesses are possible.
Inside: Advice for coping with the weather and links to resources on heat exhaustion and heat stroke.