The following weather charts compare Las Vegas’s weather against Chicago's weather.
The first weather graph displays the day time maximum average temperature, the second shows the average night time minimum and the bar chart indicates the amount of rain per month. These weather charts visually compare the weather of Las Vegas to the weather of Chicago when planning a business trip, holiday or vacation to either.
The monthly average maximum temperature of Chicago compared to Las Vegas
The monthly average amount of rain that falls on Las Vegas compared to Chicago
The minimum temperature of Chicago compared to Las Vegas average temperature
Chicago's weather is notoriously unpredictable. The city experiences all four seasons, and the transition between them can be sudden and extreme. In the winter, temperatures can dip well below freezing, and strong winds off of Lake Michigan make the cold even more biting. Snow is also common, and Chicagoans often have to contend with treacherous ice storms.
Spring brings some relief from the cold, but it can also be a volatile season, with severe thunderstorms bringing high winds and heavy rains. Summer is usually hot and humid, with temperatures often topping 90 degrees. However, the city sometimes gets a reprieve from the heat in the form of a cool lake breeze. Fall is generally mild, but it can be wet, as heavy rains are not uncommon. As a result of the city's unpredictable weather, Chicagoans have to be prepared for anything.
Las Vegas is located in the Mojave Desert, which means that it experiences hot, dry summers and mild winters. However, because Las Vegas is located at a high elevation, the temperatures are generally not as extreme as they would be at lower elevations. The average summer temperature is around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but it can occasionally reach 110 degrees or more.
In the winter, Las Vegas' temperature is around 60 degrees Fahrenheit, but it can even dip below freezing on occasion. However, because of the desert climate, the winters are generally much milder than those in other parts of the country. Las Vegas also has an average of 310 sunny days per year.