National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Chicago Seasonal Temperature, Precipitation, and Snow Rankings

Temperature: Spring Summer Fall Winter
Precipitation: Spring Summer Fall Winter
Snow: Spring   Fall Winter

CHICAGO WINTER PRECIPITATION RANKINGS
WINTER (DECEMBER - FEBRUARY)

Seasonal Mean Precipitation
Normal 5.77 inches

***Smallest to Greatest Official Chicago Precipitation Data from 1871 - 2020/2021***

 

1.60 1930 - 1931   4.96 1871 - 1872   6.51 2006 - 2007
1.85 1962 - 1963   4.96 1923 - 1924   6.53 1921 - 1922
1.94 1919 - 1920   4.96 1947 - 1948   6.54 1899 - 1900
2.23 1960 - 1961   5.01 1952 - 1953   6.60 1953 - 1954
2.30 1976 - 1977   5.04 1927 - 1928   6.74 1887 - 1888
2.41 1963 - 1964   5.09 1956 - 1957   6.77 2017 - 2018
2.45 1876 - 1877   5.09 1958 - 1959   6.79 2010 - 2011
2.48 2002 - 2003   5.11 1954 - 1955   6.91 1896 - 1897
2.75 1933 - 1934   5.12 2019 - 2020   6.94 1987 - 1988
2.77 1926 - 1927   5.19 1890 - 1891   6.94 2015 - 2016
2.88 1995 - 1996   5.21 1970 - 1971   6.98 1908 - 1909
2.93 1943 - 1944   5.23 1994 - 1995   7.02 1915 - 1916
3.04 1939 - 1940   5.33 1993 - 1994   7.10 1928 - 1929
3.08 1944 - 1945   5.38 1938 - 1939   7.13 1950 - 1951
3.15 2001 - 2002   5.38 1951 - 1952   7.14 1992 - 1993
3.16 1955 - 1956   5.39 1941 - 1942   7.24 2013 - 2014
3.18 1922 - 1923   5.40 1894 - 1895   7.30 1889 - 1890
3.25 1872 - 1873   5.40 1937 - 1938   7.31 1998 - 1999
3.29 1898 - 1899   5.48 1925 - 1926   7.32 1965 - 1966
3.40 1957 - 1958   5.49 1929 - 1930   7.34 2004 - 2005
3.44 2003 - 2004   5.50 1936 - 1937   7.52 1972 - 1973
3.58 1874 - 1875   5.50 2009 - 2010   7.67 1906 - 1907
3.65 2014 - 2015   5.53 1983 - 1984   7.72 1964 - 1965
3.75 1986 - 1987   5.68 1977 - 1978   7.73 1966 - 1967
3.78 1900 - 1901   5.69 1931 - 1932   7.75 1897 - 1898
3.86 1969 - 1970   5.75 2020 - 2021   7.81 1917 - 1918
3.89 1901 - 1902   5.80 2000 - 2001   7.86 1984 - 1985
3.97 1990 - 1991   5.82 1893 - 1894   7.96 1971 - 1972
3.97 1991 - 1992   5.86 1934 - 1935   8.09 2018 - 2019
3.99 1988 - 1989   5.87 1997 - 1998   8.14 1909 - 1910
4.20 1924 - 1925   5.88 1980 - 1981   8.15 1996 - 1997
4.21 1935 - 1936   5.94 2005 - 2006   8.22 1978 - 1979
4.36 1981 - 1982   6.00 1932 - 1933   8.32 1974 - 1975
4.38 1912 - 1913   6.00 1999 - 2000   8.42 1885 - 1886
4.39 1913 - 1914   6.02 1902 - 1903   8.47 1882 - 1883
4.46 1985 - 1986   6.05 1975 - 1976   8.50 1907 - 1908
4.49 1904 - 1905   6.15 1883 - 1884   8.78 1948 - 1949
4.57 1945 - 1946   6.15 1892 - 1893   8.80 2012 - 2013
4.59 1878 - 1879   6.15 2011 - 2012   8.89 1959 - 1960
4.65 1940 - 1941   6.16 2016 - 2017   8.91 1879 - 1880
4.68 1920 - 1921   6.17 1942 - 1943   8.95 2007 - 2008
4.68 1989 - 1990   6.18 1877 - 1878   9.40 1884 - 1885
4.72 1905 - 1906   6.22 1918 - 1919   9.42 1873 - 1874
4.76 1910 - 1911   6.23 1961 - 1962   9.67 1973 - 1974
4.79 1979 - 1980   6.24 1903 - 1904   9.74 1875 - 1876
4.80 1916 - 1917   6.24 1914 - 1915   9.99 1886 - 1887
4.87 1946 - 1947   6.26 1880 - 1881   10.32 2008 - 2009
4.88 1891 - 1892   6.33 1968 - 1969   11.28 1982 - 1983
4.89 1888 - 1889   6.44 1967 - 1968   11.30 1895 - 1896
4.95 1911 - 1912   6.46 1881 - 1882   13.79 1949 - 1950