Wheaton, Illinois 

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Climate in Wheaton, Illinois

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

Wheaton averages 30 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 186 sunny days per year in Wheaton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Wheaton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 119 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 15
Rain: averages 39 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 30 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Wheaton is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Illinois.

8.9 / 4.5

Summer   /   Winter
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Wheaton, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Wheaton, IllinoisUnited States
  38.6 in.38.1 in.
  29.8 in.27.8 in.
  119.2 days106.2 days
  186 days205 days
  84.2°85.8°
  15.0°21.7°
  6.97
  3.44.3
  758 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 Wheaton with an average high temperature of 84.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Illinois. In Wheaton, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Wheaton are June, September and August.


In Wheaton, there are 9.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Illinois.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Wheaton with an average of 15.0°. This is colder than most places in Illinois.


In Wheaton, there are 138.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Illinois.


In Wheaton, there are 5.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


The humidity is usually comfortable in Wheaton but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.


August is the wettest month in Wheaton with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 32% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 38.6 inches in Wheaton means that it is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


May is the rainiest month in Wheaton with 11.9 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.0 rainy days. There are 119.2 rainy days annually in Wheaton, which is rainier than most places in Illinois. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 29.8 inches in Wheaton means that it is snowier than most places in Illinois. January is the snowiest month in Wheaton with 9.8 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Wheaton    12 Reviews
    Safe Place to Live - 7/20/2013
    Wheaton is a pretty safe place to live. There are few major crimes that occur each year. It scored an 80 out of 1000 on City Data information.... Read More

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    Beautiful Place to Live, But Something is Missing - 6/28/2012
    We moved here from the fast pace of a big city in another state and immediately loved the small town feel to Wheaton. It is a very nice place to live, and there is a lot... Read More

    property taxes - 7/16/2009
    Housing is expensive but real estate taxes are even higher. I can no longer afford to live... Read More


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