Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area, Illinois 

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Climate in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area, Illinois

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area, Illinois gets 38 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area averages 33 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 197 sunny days per year in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 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 16
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 33 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area ranks 43/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IllinoisUnited States
  37.9 in.38.1 in.
  32.7 in.27.8 in.
  120.4 days106.2 days
  197 days205 days
  83.6°85.8°
  16.1°21.7°
  4354
  3.64.3
  714 ft.2443 ft.

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 the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area with an average high temperature of 83.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Illinois. In the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area with an average of 16.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


In the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area, there are 12.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Illinois.


In the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area, there are 123.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Illinois.


In the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area, there are 7.3 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 the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.8 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 37.9 inches in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area means that it is drier than most places in Illinois.


May is the rainiest month in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area with 11.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 120.4 rainy days annually in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area, which is rainier than most places in Illinois. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 32.7 inches in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area means that it is snowier than most places in Illinois.



January is the snowiest month in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area with 10.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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