079  
NOUS41 KRLX 011501  
PNSRLX  
KYZ101>103-105-OHZ066-067-075-076-083>087-VAZ003-004-WVZ005>011-  
013>020-024>034-039-040-515>526-031515-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV  
1101 AM EDT FRI JUN 1 2018  
   
..RECORD-BREAKING, WARM AND MUGGY MAY
 
 
AFTER QUALITY CONTROL OF THE MONTH'S CLIMATE DATA, MAY 2018 HAS  
BEEN NAMED THE HOTTEST MAY ON RECORD ACROSS ALL SIX CLIMATE SITES  
IN CENTRAL APPALACHIA AND THE MIDDLE OHIO VALLEY. MAY 2018 WAS  
GENERALLY HUMID WITH A SUMMER-LIKE PATTERN OF DIURNALLY DRIVEN  
SHOWERS AND STORMS THROUGH THE MONTH. THE CITY OF CHARLESTON, WEST  
VIRGINIA WAS ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR EVERY DAY DURING THE  
MONTH AS WELL.  
 
FOR BECKLEY: A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 67.7 DEGREES, WHICH  
IS 7.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL, BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 66.6  
DEGREES SET IN 1991.  
 
FOR CHARLESTON: A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 72.0 DEGREES,  
WHICH IS 8.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL, BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 71.7  
DEGREES SET IN 1991.  
 
FOR CLARKSBURG: A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 70.2 DEGREES,  
WHICH IS 8.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL, BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 68.6  
DEGREES SET IN 1991.  
 
FOR ELKINS: A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 67.1 DEGREES, WHICH  
IS 9.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL, BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 65.2  
DEGREES SET IN BOTH 1991 AND 1944. ELKINS ALSO RECORDED 8.08  
INCHES OF TOTAL PRECIPITATION, MAKING MAY 2018 THE 6TH WETTEST ON  
RECORD.  
 
FOR HUNTINGTON: A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 72.7 DEGREES,  
WHICH IS 8.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL, BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 71.8  
DEGREES SET IN 1991.  
 
FOR PARKERSBURG: A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 71.2 DEGREES,  
WHICH IS 8.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL, BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 71.0  
DEGREES SET IN 1944.  
 

 
 
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