Champaign, Illinois 

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Climate in Champaign, Illinois

Champaign, Illinois gets 41 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Champaign averages 20 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 194 sunny days per year in Champaign. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Champaign gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 111 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 41 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 20 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Champaign is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Illinois.

7.1 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Champaign, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Champaign, IllinoisUnited States
  40.7 in.38.1 in.
  20.3 in.27.8 in.
  111.0 days106.2 days
  194 days205 days
  84.4°85.8°
  16.6°21.7°
  7.17
  44.3
  738 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 Champaign with an average high temperature of 84.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Illinois. In Champaign, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Champaign are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Champaign with an average of 16.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


In Champaign, there are 15.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Illinois.


In Champaign, there are 124.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


In Champaign, there are 6.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


July is the wettest month in Champaign with 4.7 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 40.7 inches in Champaign means that it is wetter than most places in Illinois.


May is the rainiest month in Champaign with 11.5 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.1 rainy days. There are 111.0 rainy days annually in Champaign, which is rainier than most places in Illinois. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 20.3 inches in Champaign means that it is about average compared to other places in Illinois. January is the snowiest month in Champaign with 5.9 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Nice place to live but you wouldn't want to visit - 9/19/2017
    Actually it's barely a nice place to live. The pros: Not terribly expensive - at one point the least expensive place to live in the country among modest sized... Read More

    City is past its prime but still decent - 8/23/2011
    I grew up in C-U (Champaign-Urbana) overall it is a good place to live but there are some caveats about the place. C-U is a University town and without the Universty it... Read More


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