Freeport, Illinois 

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Climate in Freeport, Illinois

Freeport, Illinois gets 37 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Freeport averages 33 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 193 sunny days per year in Freeport. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Freeport gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 114 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12
Rain: averages 37 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 33 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Freeport is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Illinois.

8.9 / 4.4

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June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Freeport, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Freeport, IllinoisUnited States
  36.8 in.38.1 in.
  32.6 in.27.8 in.
  113.7 days106.2 days
  193 days205 days
  83.5°85.8°
  11.8°21.7°
  6.87
  3.74.3
  774 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 Freeport with an average high temperature of 83.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Illinois. In Freeport, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Freeport are June, September and August.


In Freeport, there are 11.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Illinois.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Freeport with an average of 11.8°. This is one of the coldest places in Illinois.


In Freeport, there are 143.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Illinois.


In Freeport, there are 14.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Illinois.


The humidity is usually comfortable in Freeport but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.


June is the wettest month in Freeport with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 36% of yearly precipitation and 13% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.8 inches in Freeport means that it is drier than most places in Illinois.


May is the rainiest month in Freeport with 12.2 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.4 rainy days. There are 113.7 rainy days annually in Freeport, which is rainier than most places in Illinois. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 32.6 inches in Freeport means that it is snowier than most places in Illinois. December is the snowiest month in Freeport with 9.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Freeport    9 Reviews
    Freeport... The Sunny Valley Town!!! - 5/1/2021
    I bought a house here in 2018. It was the best decision of my life. My life is so much better. Freeport Is a great town. The best way to sum it up is, if the town from... Read More

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    I like Freeport I just don't like what it's become - 1/9/2019
    I've lived here since the mid 1970's and only moved away for a short time before returning. We love the fact Freeport is close to many great midwest attractions.... Read More

    Love it! - 12/8/2017
    Freeport is a nice small city. Some people call it boring but I like quiet and peace. People seem to keep to themselves here in freeport and I don't mind that at all... Read More


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