Chicago - Recent March Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the March weather in Chicago, Illinois was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives March data by year for temperature, precipitation and snowfall.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many hot or cold days occurred each March. Then there's information on how much rain and snow actually landed this month during recent years, as well as how often Chicago had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Chicago's Midway Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

March temperature averages by year in Chicago
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
45 31 2018 7 -1
47 33 2017 8 0
53 38 2016 12 3
46 30 2015 8 -1
41 24 2014 5 -5
41 26 2013 5 -3
63 45 2012 17 7
45 31 2011 7 -1
51 35 2010 10 2
Number of days in March when the temperature in Chicago dropped to 32 or below, or rose to at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit
32 °F
0 °C
Year 70 °F
21 °C
20 2018 0
14 2017 1
8 2016 2
17 2015 1
23 2014 0
29 2013 0
6 2012 11
21 2011 0
13 2010 1

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Chicago during March in each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall or snowfall (when melted) amounted to 0.01 inches (0.3 millimeters) or more.

Total precipitation for March in Chicago
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
11 2018 2.0 50
13 2017 5.1 131
13 2016 3.3 85
7 2015 0.8 21
13 2014 2.3 57
10 2013 2.2 57
7 2012 2.2 55
10 2011 2.3 59
10 2010 1.8 44

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Chicago for March and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
1 2018 2.7 7
2 2017 9.5 24
1 2016 2.4 6
1 2015 6.5 17
5 2014 14.2 36
1 2013 10.9 28
0 2012 0.2 1
0 2011 1.3 3
1 2010 2.2 6
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Month, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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