Chicago, Illinois gets 38 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 39 inches of rain per year.
Chicago averages 35 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
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, 73 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.