May 2018 to finish as hottest May on record

This May was one for the weather record books.

QUAD CITIES - When all the numbers are finalized, May 2018 is expected to officially be the hottest month of May on record in the Quad Cities.

This month's average temperature at the Quad City International Airport was 69.8°. For comparison, May 1977, the previous record-holder, averaged 68.9°. May's normal average is 61.8°. Even the infamously scorching year of 1936 only recorded an average temperature of 67.7°.

Records at the site date back to 1871, when Ulysses S. Grant was president.

Of the 31 days in May, a whopping 27 were warmer than average this year. Many of those days were 15°+ above normal. Ironically, May's heat comes on the heels of a frigid April. April 2018 was the Quad Cities' 3rd coldest.

The first week of June actually looks cooler, with temperatures expected to be in the upper 70s and low 80s. 

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