Record-breaking cold for Mother’s Day 2021

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Temperature records at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport go back to 1931

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(WKBN) – Sunday’s weather for Mother’s Day was anything but ideal. Looking back at history in the Youngstown area, the day did come with some record-shattering statistics.

The official high Sunday reached only 43°F, beating the old record for coldest Mother’s Day of 46°F, set on May 12, 1996. There were only six times before today since 1931 when temperature records at the airport began that highs were below 50°F on Mother’s Day. They include:

  • 49°F on May 9, 2010
  • 46°F on May 12, 1996
  • 49°F on May 13, 1973
  • 48°F on May 11, 1969
  • 49°F on May 8, 1966
  • 47°F on May 8, 1960

As for precipitation, Sunday marks only the third time a Mother’s Day saw precipitation totals over one inch. Those dates are:

  • 1.71″ on May 12, 2002
  • 1.47″ on May 12, 1974
  • 1.46″ on May 9, 2021

So now updated with this year, the total precipitation recorded at the YNG Airport was 1.46″ Sunday puts Mother’s Day 2021 as the third wettest, 0.01″ shy of May 12, 1974.

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