Arcola, Illinois 

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Climate in Arcola, Illinois

Arcola, Illinois gets 40 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Arcola averages 13 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 195 sunny days per year in Arcola. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Arcola gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 106 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 40 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 13 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Arcola is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Illinois.

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

Climate Averages
  Arcola, IllinoisUnited States
  39.8 in.38.1 in.
  13.3 in.27.8 in.
  106.2 days106.2 days
  195 days205 days
  85.8°85.8°
  19.0°21.7°
  7.27
  3.94.3
  676 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Arcola with an average high temperature of 85.8°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Illinois. In Arcola, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Arcola are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Arcola with an average of 19.0°. This is warmer than most places in Illinois.


In Arcola, there are 19.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


In Arcola, there are 109.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Illinois.


In Arcola, there are 4.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Illinois.


July is the wettest month in Arcola with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 39.8 inches in Arcola means that it is wetter than most places in Illinois.


May is the rainiest month in Arcola with 11.3 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 6.8 rainy days. There are 106.2 rainy days annually in Arcola, which is about average compared to other places in Illinois. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 13.3 inches in Arcola means that it is less snowy than most places in Illinois. January is the snowiest month in Arcola with 5.3 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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