Oakwood, Illinois 

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Climate in Oakwood, Illinois

Oakwood, Illinois gets 41 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Oakwood averages 20 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 Oakwood. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Oakwood gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 118 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18
Rain: averages 41 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 20 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Oakwood is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Illinois.

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

Climate Averages
  Oakwood, IllinoisUnited States
  41.0 in.38.1 in.
  20.0 in.27.8 in.
  117.6 days106.2 days
  189 days205 days
  85.7°85.8°
  17.9°21.7°
  7.17
  3.74.3
  646 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 Oakwood with an average high temperature of 85.7°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Illinois. In Oakwood, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Oakwood are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Oakwood with an average of 17.9°. This is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


In Oakwood, there are 20.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


In Oakwood, there are 117.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


In Oakwood, there are 6.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


July is the wettest month in Oakwood with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.1 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 41.0 inches in Oakwood means that it is wetter than most places in Illinois.


May is the rainiest month in Oakwood with 11.9 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. There are 117.6 rainy days annually in Oakwood, which is rainier than most places in Illinois. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 20.0 inches in Oakwood means that it is about average compared to other places in Illinois. January is the snowiest month in Oakwood with 6.3 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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