Mount Zion, Illinois 

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Climate in Mount Zion, Illinois

Mount Zion, Illinois gets 40 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Mount Zion. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Mount Zion gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 101 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 40 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 12 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.2 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Mount Zion, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Mount Zion, IllinoisUnited States
  40.0 in.38.1 in.
  11.8 in.27.8 in.
  100.7 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  86.9°85.8°
  18.7°21.7°
  7.27
  3.94.3
  692 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 Mount Zion with an average high temperature of 86.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Illinois. In Mount Zion, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Mount Zion are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Mount Zion with an average of 18.7°. This is warmer than most places in Illinois.


In Mount Zion, there are 24.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Illinois.


In Mount Zion, there are 112.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Illinois.


In Mount Zion, there are 4.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Illinois.


May is the wettest month in Mount Zion with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 40.0 inches in Mount Zion means that it is wetter than most places in Illinois.


May is the rainiest month in Mount Zion with 11.3 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.6 rainy days. There are 100.7 rainy days annually in Mount Zion, 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 11.8 inches in Mount Zion means that it is less snowy than most places in Illinois. January is the snowiest month in Mount Zion with 4.3 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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