The following weather charts compares the weather of San Francisco and Chicago.
For separate weather information about Chicago click here.
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 San Francisco to the weather of Chicago when planning a business trip, holiday or vacation to either.
The monthly average maximum temperature of Chicago compared to San Francisco
The monthly average amount of rain that falls on San Francisco compared to Chicago
The minimum temperature of Chicago compared to San Francisco 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.