Carol Stream, Illinois 

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Climate in Carol Stream, Illinois

Carol Stream, Illinois gets 38 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Carol Stream averages 31 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 187 sunny days per year in Carol Stream. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Carol Stream gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 119 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 31 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Carol Stream ranks 46/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Carol Stream, IllinoisUnited States
  37.9 in.38.1 in.
  30.5 in.27.8 in.
  119.0 days106.2 days
  187 days205 days
  85.3°85.8°
  13.6°21.7°
  4654
  3.44.3
  758 ft.2443 ft.

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 Carol Stream with an average high temperature of 85.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Illinois. In Carol Stream, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Carol Stream are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Carol Stream with an average of 13.6°. This is colder than most places in Illinois.


In Carol Stream, there are 16.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Illinois.


In Carol Stream, there are 144.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Illinois.


In Carol Stream, there are 8.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Illinois.


The annual rainfall of 37.9 inches in Carol Stream means that it is drier than most places in Illinois.


May is the rainiest month in Carol Stream with 12.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.9 rainy days. There are 119.0 rainy days annually in Carol Stream, which is rainier than most places in Illinois. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 30.5 inches in Carol Stream means that it is snowier than most places in Illinois.



January is the snowiest month in Carol Stream with 10.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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