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Chicago, IL vs Syracuse, NY

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Highlights

On average, there are 163 sunny days per year in Syracuse. Chicago averages 189 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Syracuse, New York gets 40.9 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.

Syracuse averages 103.6 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

Syracuse, New York
Summer High:
the July high is around 81.2 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15
Rain: averages 40.9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 103.6 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
Syracuse

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Syracuse is 6.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in New York.

6.3 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Syracuse, 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

11 PM PST

Clear

19°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightClear14° / 38°WNW 10 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear32° / 55°SSW 10 mph
Sunday NightChance Light Rain36° / 44°W 0 to 10 mph
Monday NightSlight Chance Rain And Snow32° / 47°NNE 0 mph
Tuesday NightSlight Chance Light Rain then Slight Chance Rain And Snow34° / 48°W 5 mph
Wednesday NightSlight Chance Light Rain then Slight Chance Rain And Snow35° / 47°W 0 to 5 mph
Thursday NightPartly Cloudy32° / 44°NW 10 mph

Today's Weather - Syracuse, NY

11 PM PST

Snow Showers

21°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightSnow Showers18° / 23°W 10 mph
Saturday NightSnow Showers16° / 35°W 5 to 10 mph
Sunday NightSlight Chance Snow Showers27° / 50°S 3 to 7 mph
Monday NightRain Showers Likely36° / 47°SW 1 to 6 mph
Tuesday NightRain Showers Likely37° / 48°S 2 mph
Wednesday NightRain Showers Likely38° / 43°W 6 mph
Thursday NightChance Rain And Snow Showers30° / 35°W 9 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthChicago, ILSyracuse, NY
January32° / 19°31° / 15°
February37° / 23°34° / 16°
March47° / 31°43° / 24°
April58° / 41°56° / 36°
May69° / 51°68° / 46°
June79° / 61°77° / 56°
July84° / 68°81° / 61°
August82° / 67°80° / 59°
September75° / 59°72° / 52°
October63° / 47°60° / 41°
November49° / 36°48° / 33°
December36° / 24°37° / 22°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Chicago / Syracuse
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 027 / 2910 / 177 / 13
February0 / 023 / 268 / 145 / 11
March0 / 017 / 2411 / 144 / 7
April0 / 03 / 1011 / 121 / 2
May1 / 00 / 012 / 130 / 0
June3 / 10 / 010 / 120 / 0
July6 / 30 / 010 / 120 / 0
August4 / 20 / 010 / 110 / 0
September1 / 00 / 09 / 130 / 0
October0 / 01 / 310 / 150 / 0
November0 / 010 / 1511 / 162 / 4
December0 / 024 / 2611 / 176 / 10
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 Syracuse with an average high temperature of 81.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New York. In Syracuse, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Syracuse are June, August and July.


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 Syracuse with an average of 15.0°. This is colder than most 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 Syracuse, there are 5.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other 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 Syracuse, there are 133.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other 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 Syracuse, there are 4.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other 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.


September is the wettest month in Syracuse with 3.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 40.9 inches in Syracuse means that it is drier 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.

January is the rainiest month in Syracuse with 17.4 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 11.0 rainy days. There are 165.4 rainy days annually in Syracuse, which is one of the rainiest places in New York. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 21% 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 103.6 inches in Syracuse means that it is one of the snowiest 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.

January is the snowiest month in Syracuse with 28.9 inches of snow, and 6 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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ZIPS IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60625, 60608, 60634, 56 total
ZIPS IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK
13210, 13208, 13204, 13205, 13203, 13206, 13207, 13224, 13202, 13290, 10 total

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