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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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  8/22/2016
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...

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  2/4/2016
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...

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  1/9/2016
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...

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