Highlights: Compared to other months, May's weather is relatively tranquil. It hasn't had a lot of noteworthy weather events, such as tropical storms, cold waves, blizzards or extended heat waves. Brief hot spells, like those in early May 2000 and 2001 and in late May 1986 and 1987, have been the most notable weather highlights. May 2015, the second warmest on record, set a record for having 18 days with highs of 80° or warmer. Finally, ten of the eleven Memorial Days thru 2016 had highs in the 80s.