Benton, Illinois 

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Climate in Benton, Illinois

Benton, Illinois gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Benton averages 6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 210 sunny days per year in Benton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Benton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 89 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.3 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Benton, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Benton, IllinoisUnited States
  44.1 in.38.1 in.
  5.8 in.27.8 in.
  88.8 days106.2 days
  210 days205 days
  88.2°85.8°
  23.8°21.7°
  7.37
  4.24.3
  472 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 Benton with an average high temperature of 88.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Illinois. In Benton, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Benton are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Benton with an average of 23.8°. This is one of the warmest places in Illinois.


In Benton, there are 35.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Illinois.


In Benton, there are 91.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Illinois.


In Benton, there are 1.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Illinois.


May is the wettest month in Benton with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.1 inches in Benton means that it is wetter than most places in Illinois.


May is the rainiest month in Benton with 10.0 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 5.7 rainy days. There are 88.8 rainy days annually in Benton, which is one of the least rainy places in Illinois. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 5.8 inches in Benton means that it is one of the least snowy places in Illinois. December is the snowiest month in Benton with 1.9 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Benton    1 Reviews
    Benton in nice for retired couples. - 7/1/2006
    Benton is a small rural town. for the most part it is friendly, morally sound and crime and housing cost are low. Alot of people who live here are retired. The... Read More

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