2018 ends mild & wet

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TOLEDO, OH (WTVG) – 2018 has come to an end, and here is a look at the weather highlights that will go into the books. For the 11th time in 13 years, rainfall amounts were above average. More than 38" of precipitation fell for 2018. The average temperature was 51.5° which is 1.3° above average. That isn't quite warm enough to make the top 10 list for warmest years on record in the Glass City. The summer was very hot. Memorial Day hit 98° which was the hottest day officially, but the heat index in July topped 110° twice. The mercury on the thermometer pushed up to the number 90 on 31 separate days this past year. While we had extreme heat and cold at times, and lots of precipitation, we didn't have as many extreme storm systems as normal. Our biggest snowstorm of the year was just 3.8" in February. We also had a calmer than average severe weather season locally. For the first time on record, the US did not record a violent (EF 4 or EF5) tornado. Records go back to 1950.