BUFFALO, N.Y. — Many consider Memorial Day weekend to be the unofficial start of summer. And with temperatures expected to be in the 80s Monday, it'll definitely feel like it.
Temperatures rose into the low-mid 80s Monday afternoon all across Western New York thanks to the bright and sunny day. It reached 82 degrees at the National Weather Service Office at the Buffalo Airport, which is the official high temperature for the day.
The record high temperature in Buffalo on Memorial Day is 87 degrees, set back on the holiday on May 30, 1944. And on the flip side, the record low for Memorial Day is 34 degrees, which occurred on May 30, 1961.
So this time around, it wasn't a record warm holiday. But within the past 20 years, seven Memorial Days have had highs in the 80s. This includes a close call for record-tying warmth on Memorial Day in 2012, when it reached 86 degrees in the city.
Weather records for the city of Buffalo are recorded and observed at the National Weather Service Office in Buffalo at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.