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Chicago, IL vs New York, NY

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Highlights

On average, there are 224 sunny days per year in New York. Chicago averages 189 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

New York, New York gets 46.6 inches of rain, on average, per year. Chicago, Illinois gets 38.2 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

New York averages 25.3 inches of snow per year. Chicago averages 35.1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

New York, New York
Summer High:
the July high is around 84.2 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26.1
Rain: averages 46.6 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 25.3 inches of snow a year

Chicago, Illinois
Summer High:
the July high is around 83.9 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19.2
Rain: averages 38.2 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 35.1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
New York

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for New York is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in New York.

7.3 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in New York, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Chicago

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Chicago is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Illinois.

7 / 10
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Chicago, while January and December are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Chicago, IL

12 AM PST

Clear

65°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightClear63° / 79°WSW 0 to 5 mph
Saturday NightPartly Cloudy68° / 84°S 5 to 10 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms70° / 87°SE 5 to 10 mph
Monday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms72° / 84°SW 5 to 10 mph
Tuesday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms69° / 83°NNE 0 to 10 mph
Wednesday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms69° / 82°ENE 5 to 10 mph
Thursday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms69° / 83°N 5 to 10 mph

Today's Weather - New York, NY

12 AM PST

Chance Showers And Thunderstorms

77°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightChance Showers And Thunderstorms73° / 86°SW 9 mph
Saturday NightShowers And Thunderstorms71° / 86°W 5 to 9 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear68° / 84°NW 8 mph
Monday NightMostly Cloudy71° / 84°S 9 mph
Tuesday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms70° / 81°W 7 to 12 mph
Wednesday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers68° / 80°SE 5 to 8 mph
Thursday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms68° / 81°SE 6 to 10 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthChicago, ILNew York, NY
January32° / 19°39° / 26°
February37° / 23°42° / 28°
March47° / 31°50° / 34°
April58° / 41°61° / 44°
May69° / 51°71° / 53°
June79° / 61°80° / 63°
July84° / 68°84° / 69°
August82° / 67°83° / 68°
September75° / 59°76° / 61°
October63° / 47°64° / 50°
November49° / 36°54° / 41°
December36° / 24°44° / 31°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Chicago / New York
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 027 / 2110 / 107 / 4
February0 / 023 / 198 / 95 / 3
March0 / 017 / 1111 / 114 / 2
April0 / 03 / 111 / 111 / 0
May1 / 10 / 012 / 110 / 0
June3 / 30 / 010 / 110 / 0
July6 / 60 / 010 / 100 / 0
August4 / 40 / 010 / 90 / 0
September1 / 10 / 09 / 80 / 0
October0 / 01 / 010 / 90 / 0
November0 / 010 / 311 / 92 / 0
December0 / 024 / 1511 / 106 / 3
July is the hottest month for Chicago with an average high temperature of 83.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Illinois. In Chicago, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Chicago are June, September and August.

July is the hottest month for New York with an average high temperature of 84.2°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in New York. In New York, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for New York are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Chicago with an average of 19.2°. This is warmer than most places in Illinois.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for New York with an average of 26.1°. This is one of the warmest places in New York.



In Chicago, there are 13.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Illinois.

In New York, there are 14.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in New York.



In Chicago, there are 103.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Illinois.

In New York, there are 70.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in New York.



In Chicago, there are 4.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Illinois.

In New York, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in New York.



August is the wettest month in Chicago with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 38.2 inches in Chicago means that it is drier than most places in Illinois.


July is the wettest month in New York with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.6 inches in New York means that it is wetter than most places in New York.


May is the rainiest month in Chicago with 11.5 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.4 rainy days. There are 124.8 rainy days annually in Chicago, which is one of the rainiest places in Illinois. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.

April is the rainiest month in New York with 11.2 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 118.8 rainy days annually in New York, which is less rainy than most places in New York. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 35.1 inches in Chicago means that it is one of the snowiest places in Illinois.

An annual snowfall of 25.3 inches in New York means that it is less snowy than most places in New York.



January is the snowiest month in Chicago with 11.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

February is the snowiest month in New York with 8.4 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


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