Chicago, Illinois gets 38 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Chicago averages 35 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 189 sunny days per year in Chicago. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Chicago gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 125 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 35 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Chicago is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Illinois.
7 / 10
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Chicago, while January and December are the least comfortable months.