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Topeka, KS vs Chicago, IL

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Highlights

On average, there are 189 sunny days per year in Chicago. Topeka averages 215 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Chicago, Illinois gets 38.2 inches of rain, on average, per year. Topeka, Kansas gets 37.7 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Chicago averages 35.1 inches of snow per year. Topeka averages 15.6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

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

Topeka, Kansas
Summer High:
the July high is around 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18.6
Rain: averages 37.7 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 15.6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
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.

Topeka

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Topeka is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Kansas.

7.2 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Topeka, while January and December are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Topeka, KS

12 AM PST

Mostly Cloudy

21°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonMostly Cloudy26° / 5°N 15 to 20 mph
ThursdaySunny20° / 6°N 5 mph
FridaySunny31° / 22°SE 5 to 10 mph
SaturdayPartly Sunny41° / 22°W 5 to 10 mph
SundayMostly Sunny48° / 28°W 10 to 15 mph
MondayMostly Sunny53° / 15°W 5 to 10 mph
TuesdayMostly Sunny30° / 11°N 10 to 15 mph

Today's Weather - Chicago, IL

12 AM PST

Partly Sunny

24°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonPartly Sunny28° / 9°NW 15 mph
ThursdaySunny17° / 9°NNW 10 to 15 mph
FridayChance Snow Showers then Sunny25° / 18°SW 5 to 10 mph
SaturdayChance Light Snow31° / 13°SW 15 mph
SundayChance Snow23° / 14°WNW 10 mph
MondayChance Snow29° / 18°SW 5 to 10 mph
TuesdaySlight Chance Snow Showers25° / 9°NNW 15 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthTopeka, KSChicago, IL
January39° / 19°32° / 19°
February44° / 23°37° / 23°
March56° / 32°47° / 31°
April66° / 43°58° / 41°
May75° / 53°69° / 51°
June84° / 63°79° / 61°
July89° / 68°84° / 68°
August88° / 66°82° / 67°
September80° / 56°75° / 59°
October68° / 44°63° / 47°
November54° / 33°49° / 36°
December41° / 21°36° / 24°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Topeka / Chicago
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 029 / 275 / 103 / 7
February0 / 023 / 235 / 82 / 5
March0 / 016 / 178 / 111 / 4
April0 / 04 / 39 / 110 / 1
May1 / 10 / 011 / 120 / 0
June5 / 30 / 011 / 100 / 0
July14 / 60 / 08 / 100 / 0
August13 / 40 / 08 / 100 / 0
September4 / 10 / 07 / 90 / 0
October0 / 03 / 18 / 100 / 0
November0 / 015 / 106 / 111 / 2
December0 / 027 / 245 / 113 / 6
July is the hottest month for Topeka with an average high temperature of 89.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Kansas. In Topeka, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Topeka are September, May and June.

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.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Topeka with an average of 18.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Kansas.

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



In Topeka, there are 37.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Kansas.

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



In Topeka, there are 116.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Kansas.

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 Topeka, there are 4.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas.

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



June is the wettest month in Topeka with 5.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 37.7 inches in Topeka means that it is wetter than most places in Kansas.


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.


May is the rainiest month in Topeka with 10.8 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.7 rainy days. There are 90.0 rainy days annually in Topeka, which is rainier than most places in Kansas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.

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.



An annual snowfall of 15.6 inches in Topeka means that it is about average compared to other places in Kansas.

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



December is the snowiest month in Topeka with 4.5 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.

January is the snowiest month in Chicago with 11.0 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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re: - 11/28/2009
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re: - 4/2/2009
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66614, 66604, 66605, 66606, 66607, 66610, 66611, 66609, 66616, 66608, 14 total
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60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60625, 60608, 60634, 56 total

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