Park Ridge, Illinois 

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Climate in Park Ridge, Illinois

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

Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Park Ridge 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 84 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 Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Park Ridge, IllinoisUnited States
  36.1 in.38.1 in.
  36.0 in.27.8 in.
  125.3 days106.2 days
  190 days205 days
  83.6°85.8°
  16.9°21.7°
  6.97
  3.64.3
  643 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 Park Ridge with an average high temperature of 83.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Illinois. In Park Ridge, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Park Ridge are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Park Ridge with an average of 16.9°. This is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


In Park Ridge, there are 14.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Illinois.


In Park Ridge, there are 121.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


In Park Ridge, there are 6.1 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 Park Ridge with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.1 inches in Park Ridge means that it is one of the driest places in Illinois.


April is the rainiest month in Park Ridge with 12.2 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 125.3 rainy days annually in Park Ridge, 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 36.0 inches in Park Ridge means that it is one of the snowiest places in Illinois. January is the snowiest month in Park Ridge with 11.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    friendly - 9/25/2007
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    A boring place - 5/5/2007
    Hemmingway complained that Oak Park was a city of broad lawns and narrow minds. He wouldn't have been so hard on Oak Park if he'd ever been to Park... Read More

    Park Ridge a better than average choice - 2/27/2006
    Good access to public transportation-2 train stations,nearby train to Chicago loop,close to O'Hare Field all plus. Older town layout with horse/buggy roads now main... Read More


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