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Learn about Chicago's climate and weather.

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Chicago has something in store for fun all year long. From a spectacular winter wonderland to great days at the beach, you'll find four seasons of fun and beauty.

Winters in Chicago come with snow, wintertime temps, and lots of opportunities for snowy adventures. The average annual snowfall amount is 37 inches (949 mm). Average daily highs are around 30 - 38°F (-1°C - 3°C).

Springtime in Chicago means blooming flowers and a lively lakefront. Temperatures really start to warm up with April typically in the 50's °F (10-15°C) and May up to around 70°F (21°C). Rainfall averages 3.5 -  3.8 inches (92 - 94mm).

Summers in Chicago are warm with average daytime temperatures around 78°F to  92°F (26°C - 33°C).  Rainfall averages range from 3.7 - 4.3 inches (94 to 109mm). It's cooler near the lake, and June is typically the wettest month of the year.

Fall is beautiful in Chicago as the leaves turn and temperatures start to cool off. October is usually the driest month. Average temperatures start off around 70°F (21°C) and gradually drop into the mid-40's (7°C) as it gets closer to winter. Rainfall is about 2.7 - 3.3 inches (69 - 84 mm).

As with anything related to Mother Nature, the above are general guidelines only. It's possible to have warm days in winter sometimes and cooler days in the summer.  Be sure to check out the National Weather Service or weather.com for up-to-date weather information.


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