Edwardsville, Illinois 

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Climate in Edwardsville, Illinois

Edwardsville, Illinois gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Edwardsville averages 12 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Edwardsville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Edwardsville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 99 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 12 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Edwardsville is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Illinois.

7.2 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Edwardsville, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Edwardsville, IllinoisUnited States
  42.7 in.38.1 in.
  11.6 in.27.8 in.
  98.7 days106.2 days
  204 days205 days
  88.8°85.8°
  22.4°21.7°
  7.27
  4.14.3
  541 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 Edwardsville with an average high temperature of 88.8°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Illinois. In Edwardsville, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Edwardsville are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Edwardsville with an average of 22.4°. This is one of the warmest places in Illinois.


In Edwardsville, there are 36.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Illinois.


In Edwardsville, there are 91.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Illinois.


In Edwardsville, there are 1.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Illinois.


May is the wettest month in Edwardsville with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.5 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 29% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.7 inches in Edwardsville means that it is wetter than most places in Illinois.


May is the rainiest month in Edwardsville with 11.0 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 6.7 rainy days. There are 98.7 rainy days annually in Edwardsville, which is less rainy than most places in Illinois. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 11.6 inches in Edwardsville means that it is less snowy than most places in Illinois. January is the snowiest month in Edwardsville with 3.9 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Edwardsville    2 Reviews
    Great Education - 10/24/2010
    Edwardsville is a great town that is growing rapidly. The school district is one of the best in the area, it is the home of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville,... Read More

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