Chicago, Illinois 

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Climate in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois gets 38 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 39 inches of rain per year.

Chicago averages 37 inches of snow per year. The US average is 26 inches of snow per year.

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

Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20

Sperling's Comfort Index for Chicago is a 46 out of 100
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.


YOU SHOULD KNOW

Chicago gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 124 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.

CLIMATE

  CLIMATEChicago, IllinoisUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)38.239.2
  Snowfall (in.)37.125.8
  Precipitation Days124.0102.0
  Sunny Days189205
  Avg. July High84.386.1
  Avg. Jan. Low19.522.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)4654
  UV Index3.64.3
  Elevation ft.5872443
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    Reviews for Chicago    254 Reviews
    My kind of Town - 4/13/2019
    I have lived in this city for 15 years, and I love it. However you have to be a certain type of person to love it here. To be successful here, these are some of the... Read More

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    Think twice if you didn’t grow up here - 1/26/2019
    I grew up in the near west suburbs of Chicago and moved back 5 years ago in my 50s to be near family. I have lived all over the country, including NY and CA. I now... Read More

    Chicago is a Mini NYC - 11/20/2018
    I've lived in Chicago since 1999, relocated from Pittsburgh after attending college in Virginia. Chicago has 77 neighborhoods. Very diverse population from all around... Read More


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