May 2014 was fairly warm in New York City. High readings in the 80s on six separate days helped push the city’s average temperature for the month up to 64°F, which is 2°F above normal. Following what felt like an endless winter, May was the first time all year that NYC had an above average monthly temperature.
In terms of precipitation, the city received 4.37 inches of rain. Most of this fell during two significant rain events, 1.54 inches on May 16th and 0.91 inches on May 23rd. On average, the Big Apple normally gets 4.19 inches for the entire month.