Mother Nature Forcing Ohioans To Chill Out

CLEVELAND - A springtime chill is in the air across northeast Ohio, and it's unlike any ever felt before this late in the spring, Action News reported.

Record low temperatures were set across Ohio on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, including some that broke previous records that had stood for more than 100 years.

Action News Chief Meteorologist Bruce Kalinowski predicted that inland locations could see more record lows on Tuesday, and indeed they did. Temperatures dipped down to the upper-20s.

It was so cold on Monday that a trace of snow was even recorded at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, making it the latest-ever day of official northeast Ohio snowfall accumulation. No more snow is expected to fall, according to Kalinowski.

The snowfall on Monday surprised residents from Avon to Ashtabula and as far south as Chardon. There was no measurable amount of snow.

A high-pressure system from Canada is to blame for the low temperatures this month, said National Weather Service meteorologist Kirk Lombardy.

In Cleveland, the average daily temperature has ranked this month as the seventh coldest May on record. Lows temperatures in May have been below normal 16 of 20 days, according to the National Weather Service.

This May, also could be one of the wettest. Northeast Ohio has had 3.7 inches of rain -- 1.6 inches above normal. Although more rain is forecast for later this week, temperatures should reach the 60s and 70s beginning Wednesday.

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