Weather

Each year a few applicants, usually from South America, ask about the weather in Chicago.  When you live in a place called "The Windy City," you learn to expect this.  As a matter of fact, that label was given to Chicago many years ago because of its politicians and not its weather.  In any case, for those who may be interested in this topic, we list below some comparative weather information for Chicago and several other U.S. cities candidates are often considering. The source for this information is data from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as reported in the Rand McNally's Places Rated Almanac. 

  Ave. Wind Speed (KmPH) Relative
Humidity (%)
Annual
Rainfall (cm)
Annual
Snowfall (cm)
Clear 
Days
Precip. 
Days
Average Daily
High, Low Temperatures (C)
              JAN. MAR. MAY JULY SEPT. NOV.
Boston 20.3 67 108 105 99 128 2, -5 7, 0 19, 10 27, 18 22, 14 11, 4
Chicago 16.8 67 85 100 94 123 0, -8 7, -2 21, 10 29, 18 24, 13 9, 1
Los Angeles 11.9 71 30 0 143 35 18, 18 18, 9 20, 2 24, 17 24, 17 21, 11
New York 15.2 65 100 73 107 121 4, -3 9, 1 22, 12 29, 20 25, 16 12, 5
San Francisco 14.0 75 53 0 162 67 13, 5 16, 7 19, 10 22, 12 23, 13 17, 8
Washington DC 15.0 64 98 40 101 111 7, -2 13, 2 25, 13 31, 21 27, 16 14, 4