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Coolest Chicago "May Day" in recent history

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - May 1st in Chicago typically includes flowers pouring from the city's gardens and temperatures in the mid 60's. However, this is not a typical year and this May Day will go down as one of the coldest in memory. 

After six consecutive months of below normal temperatures we are continuing that cold streak right into May. Highs only topped out in the mid and upper 40's today with an official high of 49 at O'Hare. The coldest May 1st in recorded history was 38 degrees in 1909 and although we did not dip quite that low some communities in the Chicago area still saw the coldest reading for this date in more than 50 years. The warmest start to may came in 1951 with 90 degrees and last year we hit 84 on the date. In fact each of the past 5 Mays have started at 60 degrees or above.  If you are tired of this chilly weather not to worry because 60's and 70's will return during the first full week of May.


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