CHARLESTON, W.Va. — All six climate sites observed by the National Weather Service in Charleston broke record average high temperatures for May, the weather service reported Friday.

It was an average of 72 degrees in Charleston last month, which broke the previous record of 71.7 set in 1991. Meteorologists said Parkersburg, Clarksburg, Beckley, Elkins and Huntington also exceeded previous records for average highs. Huntington was the warm spot for the month at 72.7 degrees.

Of the six areas, Elkins had the biggest gap between the old record and new record high. The previous average high temperature for May in Elkins was 65.2 degrees set back in 1944 and 1991. The average high for this May was 67.1 degrees.


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