May and June Chicago Weather by:Storm Daly
May and June Chicago Weather is actually quite nice most of the time. Chicago isn't usually the first place people think of when they think of great weather, but it is moderately warm and usually not overly wet in Chicago in late spring and early summer. Now great weather is not a certainty, either, this is Chicago, not Honolulu. It can be cold, or by the end of June it can be hotter than most people would like. Rain is always possible, and it can be excessive at times. But overall you have a good chance of enjoying the weather in Chicago in May and June.
May Chicago Weather
The record high temperature in Chicago for the last 52 years in May was 93 degrees Fahrenheit, most recently measured on May 28, 1977, while the mean high temperature is 70. The coldest May day in Chicago for the past 52 years was 24 registered on May 10, 1966, and the standard low recorded daily temperature is 48.
United States NWS historical weather data records that on May 10, 1981, the high temperature did not exceed 39 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest high measured in Chicago in the past 52 years. The Weather Service additionally shows that on May 28, 2006, the low for the day did not drop below 74 degrees, the highest low temperature in Chicago in the last 52 years.
Historical weather data accumulated by the National Weather Service shows that the average daily high temperature in Chicago on May First is 64 degrees Fahrenheit and the average high on the last day of May is 77 degrees. The daily low temperature in Chicago on May First averages 42 degrees Fahrenheit and the high on the last day of May averages 53 degrees.
Chicago usually receives an average of 3.38 inches of precipitation during May. On May 29, 1981 Chicago received 3.45 inches of precipitation, the highest amount of rain recorded in a single day in May. Chicago averages 0.1 inches of snow in May. The most snow recorded in a single day in May was 1.6 inches on May 11, 1966.
June Chicago Weather
In the last 52 years the highest measured temperature in Chicago Illinois for June was 104 degrees Fahrenheit, most recently measured on June 20, 1988, while the normal high temperature is 79. The lowest documented temperature for Chicago for the past 52 years in June was 36 most recently encountered on June 22, 1972, while the mean low daily temperature during the month is 57.
United States NWS historical weather data records that on June 4, 1993, the high temperature did not exceed 53 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest high measured in Chicago in the past 52 years. Weather Service records additionally indicate that on June 30, 1994, the low for the day was not measured below 78 degrees, the highest low temperature recorded in Chicago in the last 52 years.
According to the National Weather Service, the high temperature in Chicago in June on the first day of the month averages 76 degrees and the high on the last day of the month averages 82 degrees. The average recorded low temperature in Chicago on June First is 54 degrees Fahrenheit and the average high on the last day of June is 61 degrees.
Chicago usually receives an average of 3.63 inches of rain during the month. The most precipitation measured in a single day in June was 3.09 inches on June 10, 1967.
About the author
Storm Daly writes about weather for Weather By Day .com at http://www.weatherbyday.com - a site that anticipates the weather that you may encounter while on vacation in Chicago or in hundreds of other US cities.