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  CLIMATE OVERVIEW
  

Chicago, Illinois, gets 38 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 37 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 124.

On average, there are 189 sunny days per year in Chicago, Illinois. The July high is around 84 degrees. The January low is 20. Sperling's comfort index for Chicago is a 46 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

  CLIMATEChicago, IllinoisUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)  38.239.2
  Snowfall (in.)  37.125.8
  Precipitation Days  124102
  Sunny Days  189205
  Avg. July High  84.386.1
  Avg. Jan. Low  19.522.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)  4654
  UV Index  3.64.3
  Elevation ft.  5931,443

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  CLIMATE COMMENTS
  
Chicago - Don't Move Here if You Like Nature and A
After living in Chicago for 11 years, in a variety of neighborhoods—Gold Coast, Roscoe Village, Lincoln Park, South Loop, and the Loop—I can definitely say I have a... (read more)
Why I am ready to relocate from Chicago...
Chicago is a great place to live if you meet or exceed the cost of living standard. I do not meet that standard therefore, I live in an economically depressed area,... (read more)
Is Chicago really a global city?
I know most people who are from Chicago, transplants and natives both, will probably call me a traitor for what I'm about to say about this "global/world renowned" city.... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
A city bent on destroying itself
I am a 52-year-old professional. I was born and raised in Chicago, have lived and worked here my entire life, opened a business here 30 years ago, and have operated... (read more)
Lakeshore East - A Gem to Consider
There's a lot to say about the general quality of life in Chicago, but after living here 11+ years, I think the secret to the best possible quality of life is to live... (read more)
My Experience
I have lived in Chicago for 14 years and Chicago has been good to me, but I am now looking to move. It is a big city so my experience is all I can offer. I am a 34... (read more)
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