It may be the First Day of Spring...

It may be the First Day of Spring...

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Weather man

Willowbrook, IL

#1 Mar 21, 2011
...But not so fast! Chicagoland is, climatically, a very cold city, with an annual average high of 43 and annual average low of 28. And in fact, that means that if Earth sat perfectly upright on it's current axis of rotation for it's entire orbit around the Sun, Chicagoland would be in a tundra biome! Canada would be exactly like present day northern Siberia, and Alaska would be like present day Greenland or even Antarctica.

Even with the Earth tilted like it is, April and even May still bring snow to Chicagoland, and even several more 40s and even 30s highs to Chicagoland. In fact, the normal first 75+ high temperature doesn't even occur in Chicagoland until around Memorial day!
He who knows

Cicero, IL

#2 Mar 20, 2013
Chicago is also well known for sporadic cold and chilly summers, even with 50s highs in June and August, low 60s highs in July. In face, just the 2000s decade alone has seen no less than 3 cold and chilly summers; in 2003, 2004, and 2009.

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