Boston May Weather History

   

May 1  Highest average one minute wind velocity, west 55 mph, 1935
May 3 Latest date that 32 degrees occurred (freeze) 1874 and 1882.
Coldest temperature, 31F, 1882
Coldest high temperature 40F, 1973
May 9-10 Most snow in 24 hours, 0.5 inches, 1977, heave snow over the interior
May 10-11 10 inches or more of snow fell over interior Massachusetts, 1945
May 11 Lowest pressure 29.09 inches, 1945
May 15-16 Greatest 24 hour rainfall total, 5.74 inches, 1954
May 18 Latest in the spring that 70 degrees first occurred, 1995
May 22 Highest pressure, 30.63 inches, 1936
May 25 Destructive winds, peak gust 70 mph, 1967
May 26 Hottest ever May temperature, 97F, 1880
May 27 Warmest ever low temperature, 74F, 1914
May 29 Devastating tornado strikes Great Barrington, MA, 1995
May 31 Boston suburbs experience late freeze, 1961
94 mph wind gust at Worcester from microburst ties record, 1998