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 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.

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  CLIMATEChicago, IllinoisUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)38.039.2
  Snowfall (in.)35.225.8
  Precipitation Days73.1102.0
  Sunny Days189205
  Avg. July High82.486.1
  Avg. Jan. Low18.822.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)4654
  UV Index3.64.3
  Elevation ft.5931443
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    Reviews for Chicago    252 Reviews
    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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    Low quality of life. City & state broken. - 10/10/2018
    I was unfortunate enough to live in Chicago for several years. First of all the weather is horrible. People know the winter is bad but the summer is the worst season,... Read More

    Sweet home Chicago. - 8/11/2018
    I’ve lived in several major cities and although Chicago is far from perfect, I will always love it there. I highly recommend living here/visiting here. Culture, history,... Read More


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