Oak Lawn, Illinois 

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Climate in Oak Lawn, Illinois

Oak Lawn, Illinois gets 39 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Oak Lawn averages 32 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 Oak Lawn. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Oak Lawn gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 124 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 20
Rain: averages 39 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 32 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Oak Lawn is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Illinois.

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

Climate Averages
  Oak Lawn, IllinoisUnited States
  39.1 in.38.1 in.
  31.8 in.27.8 in.
  124.4 days106.2 days
  189 days205 days
  84.1°85.8°
  19.6°21.7°
  77
  3.64.3
  597 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 Oak Lawn with an average high temperature of 84.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Illinois. In Oak Lawn, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Oak Lawn are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Oak Lawn with an average of 19.6°. This is warmer than most places in Illinois.


In Oak Lawn, there are 13.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Illinois.


In Oak Lawn, there are 101.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Illinois.


In Oak Lawn, there are 3.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Illinois.


August is the wettest month in Oak Lawn with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 39.1 inches in Oak Lawn means that it is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


May is the rainiest month in Oak Lawn with 11.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 124.4 rainy days annually in Oak Lawn, which is one of the rainiest places in Illinois. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 31.8 inches in Oak Lawn means that it is snowier than most places in Illinois. January is the snowiest month in Oak Lawn with 10.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Oak Lawn    2 Reviews
    LIke LIving In Chicago - 8/10/2009
    Have lived in Oak Lawn most of my life, and its right on the perimeter of Chicago. Actually living in Oak Lawn is basically like living in Chicago but with a smaller... Read More

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    Living In Oak Lawn - 12/19/2008
    I have lived here most of my life. Its a nice town central to shopping, dining, and the metra train. Its only about a 30 minute drive to down-town Chicago (not... Read More


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