Shawnee, Illinois 

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Climate in Shawnee, Illinois

Shawnee, Illinois gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Shawnee averages 9 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 Shawnee. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Shawnee gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 108 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 9 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.4 / 5.7

Summer   /   Winter
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Shawnee, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Shawnee, IllinoisUnited States
  46.4 in.38.1 in.
  8.6 in.27.8 in.
  108.1 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  88.5°85.8°
  23.7°21.7°
  7.27
  4.14.3
  361 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 Shawnee with an average high temperature of 88.5°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Illinois. In Shawnee, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Shawnee are May, September and June.


In Shawnee, there are 36.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Illinois.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Shawnee with an average of 23.7°. This is one of the warmest places in Illinois.


In Shawnee, there are 91.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Illinois.


In Shawnee, there are 1.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Illinois.


The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in Shawnee during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in Shawnee.


May is the wettest month in Shawnee with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is September with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.4 inches in Shawnee means that it is one of the wettest places in Illinois.


May is the rainiest month in Shawnee with 11.2 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 6.4 rainy days. There are 108.1 rainy days annually in Shawnee, which is about average compared to other places in Illinois. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 8.6 inches in Shawnee means that it is one of the least snowy places in Illinois. January is the snowiest month in Shawnee with 2.9 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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