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Shown above, The city of Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago, located on Lake Michigan, is one of the largest cities in the United States.
The city of Chicago is home to more than 2.7 million people.
Chicago Weather is known to be harsh, featuring very hot summers and very cold winters.
The state of Illinois has a humid continental climate. Defined by Wladimir Köppen in 1900, this type of climate is marked by four distinct seasons, accompanied by extreme temperature changes.
Summer days in Chicago frequently reach above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, although residents near the shoreline experience welcome relief when breezes blow off the lake.
What is the difference between Weather and Climate?
The terms 'Weather' and 'Climate' are closely related, and often used interchangeably.
The subtle difference is that weather has more to do with current conditions of temperature, wind, and humidity.
Climate is an average calculation of recurring weather conditions over time, derived from daily weather reports.
This page features charts, tables and stats pertaining to Chicago Weather.
To see weather charts and tables from other major US cities, visit the links below.
Above: This Chicago Weather climate graph depicts minimum, maximum, and average monthly temperatures, as well as precipitation, daylight hours, and more.
Chicago's extreme weather conditions are visible on the graph.
Above: This Chicago Weather and Climate table shows average temperatures throughout the year, as well as precipitation, monthly rainfall, sunny days, and more.
Above: A weather-tracking satellite in space
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