The climate of Springfield (Illinois
- United States of America)
Not the metropolis Chicago but Springfield is the capital of Illinois.
Springfield is located centrally in the state of Illinois. Former
president Abraham Lincoln started his political career in Springfield
which was founded 2 centuries ago. Springfield has a population figure
of about 100,000. The city was built in the characteristic American
Springfield has a warm continental climate (type Dfa according to the
Köppen climate classification) with cool winters, short and warm
springs, warm summers and unpredictable falls. The city gets about
2,700 hours of annual sunshine and 900 millimeters of annual
precipitation. During the winter snow may fall. On average Springfield
gets 20 days of snowfall per year with a total of 60-65 centimeters of
snow. However, because of the erratic climate deviations may occur.
During some winters more than a meter of snowfall can be recorded
while during other winters hardly any snow falls.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Springfield:
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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