May was a month with record-setting heat and less than average rainfall totals.

According to the National Weather Service reporting station at the Hannibal Filter Plant, new record high temperatures were set on both the 28th and 29th. The high reached 95 both days, each time breaking the old record high of 92, set in 2012.

May as a whole was a warm month. There were only six days in May when the high temperature didn’t get to at least 80 degrees.

The total rainfall recorded at the Filter Plant in May came in at 3.2 inches, about an inch-and-a-half less than average.

The wettest day in May was the 14th, when 1.2 inches of rain fell in Hannibal.

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