Highland Park, Illinois 

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Climate in Highland Park, Illinois

Highland Park, Illinois gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Highland Park averages 36 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 190 sunny days per year in Highland Park. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Highland Park 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.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 36 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Highland Park is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Illinois.

6.9 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Highland Park, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Highland Park, IllinoisUnited States
  36.3 in.38.1 in.
  35.9 in.27.8 in.
  125.3 days106.2 days
  190 days205 days
  83.1°85.8°
  16.7°21.7°
  6.97
  3.74.3
  699 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 Highland Park with an average high temperature of 83.1°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Illinois. In Highland Park, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Highland Park are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Highland Park with an average of 16.7°. This is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


In Highland Park, there are 13.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Illinois.


In Highland Park, there are 122.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


In Highland Park, there are 6.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


August is the wettest month in Highland Park with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 32% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.3 inches in Highland Park means that it is one of the driest places in Illinois.


April is the rainiest month in Highland Park with 12.2 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 125.3 rainy days annually in Highland Park, which is one of the rainiest places in Illinois. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 35.9 inches in Highland Park means that it is one of the snowiest places in Illinois. January is the snowiest month in Highland Park with 11.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Liberal Niche on Chicago's North Shore - 11/19/2007
    You can sail on Lake Michigan, and your culture differences are welcomed. look up "North Shore Yacht Club" for sailing and kayaking... Read More

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    Highland Park, IL; Culture & Recreation - 10/25/2007
    Highland Park (and the village of Highwood, which it surrounds) is a great place to live, offering a unique combination of benefits. First, it is on the shore of Lake... Read More

    Highland Park, IL - 11/21/2006
    A wonderful place to rasie a family, but quite expensive. Great schools, but the "wealth culture" of this tony Chicago suburb causes a lot of anxiety among the kids. ... Read More


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