Highs of 70 or Better for 1st 5 Days of May
High temperatures for the first 5 days of May in Milwaukee reached 70F or better for only the second time since weather records have been kept. The only other year that this has occurred was in 1934.
Other years had highs on 3 or 4 out of the first 5 days that were 70F or better, and some were overall warmer on average for the first 5 days of May than this year, but none had highs for all 5 days that reached or exceeded 70F.
It is interesting to note how similar the high temperatures are for the two years shown in the table below.
Milwaukee High Temperatures (Degrees F)
May 1st 72 76
May 2nd 75 72
May 3rd 74 74
May 4th 83 82
May 5th 72 71
The streak will come to an end today, as the high temperature in Milwaukee will only reach the lower to middle 50s as winds turn north, then northeast off Lake Michigan.