Chicago - Recent April Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the April weather in Chicago, Illinois was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives April 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 April. 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

April temperature averages by year in Chicago
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
50 34 2018 10 1
64 45 2017 18 7
59 41 2016 15 5
62 43 2015 17 6
60 40 2014 15 5
57 38 2013 14 4
59 42 2012 15 6
57 41 2011 14 5
66 46 2010 19 8
Number of days in April 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
13 2018 2
0 2017 10
6 2016 9
1 2015 4
3 2014 6
6 2013 4
1 2012 3
1 2011 4
1 2010 12

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Chicago during April 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 April in Chicago
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
12 2018 1.9 49
12 2017 7.5 190
15 2016 3.3 83
11 2015 3.4 87
14 2014 3.5 89
16 2013 8.0 202
9 2012 2.6 67
17 2011 5.7 146
11 2010 3.9 98

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Chicago for April and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
1 2018 3.7 9
0 2017 0.0 0
0 2016 1.2 3
0 2015 0.0 0
1 2014 1.4 4
0 2013 0.2 1
0 2012 0.0 0
0 2011 0.0 0
0 2010 0.0 0
Reference

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

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