Chicago - Recent Annual Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the weather in Chicago, Illinois was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives data by year for temperature, precipitation and snowfall.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many really hot and cold days occurred each year. Then there's information on how much rain and snow actually landed during recent years, as well as how often Chicago had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Chicago's Midway Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

Chicago temperature averages by year
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
62 46 2017 17 8
62 47 2016 17 8
61 45 2015 16 7
58 41 2014 14 5
59 42 2013 15 5
64 47 2012 18 8
60 44 2011 15 7
60 45 2010 16 7
Number of days each year when the temperature in Chicago dropped to 0 or 32 or below, or rose to at least 70 or 90 degrees Fahrenheit
0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
Year 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
4 88 2017 161 17
3 94 2016 161 26
10 93 2015 151 18
13 119 2014 143 8
4 135 2013 144 18
0 88 2012 156 47
3 104 2011 130 26
1 110 2010 159 24

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Chicago during each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall or snowfall (when melted) amounted to 0.01 inches (0.254 millimeters) or more.

Total precipitation in Chicago
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
72 2016 42.0 1067
84 2015 46.0 1169
80 2014 52.0 1322
65 2013 42.4 1076
62 2012 31.6 801
82 2011 46.7 1185
73 2010 44.8 1137

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Chicago and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
4 2017 16.2 41
9 2016 31.8 81
15 2015 57.5 146
19 2014 75.4 192
12 2013 41.2 105
4 2012 20.9 53
6 2011 40.7 103
15 2010 43.2 110
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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