May Climate Information

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
1228 PM CDT FRI JUN 1 2012

...SIXTH WARMEST MAY ON RECORD IN NASHVILLE AND THE WARMEST SINCE
1991...

MAY 2012 CONTINUED THE TREND OF THE ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN
NASHVILLE FOR THE 7TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH.

RECORD BREAKING HEAT OCCURRED ON MAY 26TH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE
CLIMBED TO 95 DEGREES BREAKING THE OLD RECORD FOR THE DATE OF 94
SET BACK OVER A HUNDRED YEARS AGO IN 1911. THE VERY NEXT DAY...MAY
27TH THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED AGAIN TO 95 DEGREES...TYING THE
RECORD FOR THE DATE ALSO SET BACK IN 1911. THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE
EVER RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF MAY AT NASHVILLE IS 96 DEGREES SET
BACK IN 1937 ON MAY 31ST.

WARMEST MAY`S ON RECORD IN NASHVILLE...

1. 1962 WARMEST EVER
2. 1896
3. 1896
4. 1987
5. 1874
6. 2012

THE TEMPERATURE FOR MAY IN NASHVILLE AVERAGED 72.8 DEGREES WHICH
IS 5.3 DEGREES ABOVE THE 30-YEAR NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS 84.7
DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 60.9 DEGREES. HOTTEST TEMPERATURE
DURING THE MONTH WAS 95 DEGREES ON THE 26TH AND 27TH AND THE COOLEST
WAS 47 DEGREES ON THE 11TH. THERE WERE 9 DAYS WITH THE TEMPERATURE
AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES.

MAY...NORMALLY OUR WETTEST MONTH WAS ON THE DRY SIDE WITH A TOTAL
OF 4.01 INCHES OF RAIN IN NASHVILLE...WHICH IS 1.49 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THE GREATEST AMOUNT TO FALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 2.31
INCHES ON THE 12TH AND 13TH.

THERE WERE 6 DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS IN MAY 2012. ON AVERAGE
NASHVILLE HAS 7 DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS IN MAY.

HAIL OCCURRED ON MAY 29TH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED WAS 5.1 MILES AN HOUR. THE FASTEST GUST WAS
43 MILES AN HOUR ON THE 29TH.

FOG OCCURRED ON 13 DAYS WITH DENSE FOG ON 1 DAY.

NO TORNADOES OCCURRED IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE DURING THE MONTH OF MAY.

...

CLARKSVILLE WAS ABOVE NORMAL IN TEMPERATURE FOR MAY 2012. THE
TEMPERATURE AVERAGED 71.2 DEGREES WHICH IS 4.8 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS 83.3 DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE LOW WAS
59.2 DEGREES.

THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH OF MAY WAS 93 DEGREES ON
THE 27TH AND 28TH. THE COOLEST TEMPERATURE WAS 44 DEGREES ON THE
11TH. THERE WERE 6 DAYS WITH THE TEMPERATURE AT OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES.

MAY 2012 WAS A DRY MONTH IN CLARKSVILLE WITH ONLY 2.74 INCHES OF
RAINFALL...WHICH IS 2.86 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE GREATEST RAINFALL
IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 1.21 INCHES ON THE 29TH AND 30TH.

THERE WERE 9 DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED WAS 4.8 MILES AN HOUR. THE FASTEST GUST WAS
40 MILES AN HOUR ON THE 29TH.

FOG OCCURRED ON 24 DAYS WITH 4 DAYS OF DENSE FOG.

...

CROSSVILLE WAS ABOVE NORMAL IN TEMPERATURE FOR MAY 2012. THE TEMPERATURE
AVERAGED 67.6 DEGREES WHICH IS 4.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE
HIGH WAS 77.8 DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 57.5 DEGREES.

THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH OF MAY WAS 87 DEGREES ON THE
27TH AND 28TH. THE COOLEST TEMPERATURE WAS 41 DEGREES ON THE 11TH.
SEVERAL HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE EITHER BROKEN OR TIED DURING
THE MONTH.

MAY 2012 WAS SOMEWHAT DRY IN CROSSVILLE WITH 4.19 INCHES OF RAINFALL...WHICH
IS 1.17 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE GREATEST RAINFALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
WAS 1.85 INCHES ON THE 21ST AND 22ND.

THERE WERE 8 DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED WAS 3.0 MILES AN HOUR. THE FASTEST GUST WAS
24 MILES AN HOUR ON THE 7TH.

FOG OCCURRED ON 27 DAYS WITH 4 DAYS OF DENSE FOG.


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BOYD



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