Rantoul, Illinois 

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Climate in Rantoul, Illinois

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

Rantoul averages 18 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 198 sunny days per year in Rantoul. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rantoul gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 104 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 40 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 18 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Rantoul, IllinoisUnited States
  39.9 in.38.1 in.
  18.2 in.27.8 in.
  103.7 days106.2 days
  198 days205 days
  84.9°85.8°
  16.2°21.7°
  77
  44.3
  748 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 Rantoul with an average high temperature of 84.9°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Illinois. In Rantoul, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Rantoul are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Rantoul with an average of 16.2°. This is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


In Rantoul, there are 19.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


In Rantoul, there are 124.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


In Rantoul, there are 7.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Illinois.


July is the wettest month in Rantoul with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.0 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 39.9 inches in Rantoul means that it is wetter than most places in Illinois.


May is the rainiest month in Rantoul with 10.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.9 rainy days. There are 103.7 rainy days annually in Rantoul, which is less rainy than most places in Illinois. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 18.2 inches in Rantoul means that it is about average compared to other places in Illinois. December is the snowiest month in Rantoul with 5.6 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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