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external image DowntownChicagoAcrossIcyLakeMichigan1.jpgexternal image chicago.jpg
Chicago is part of the great lakes region of the U.S. and it can get very cold as seen above. As well it is known as the Windy City because of the great wind pressures generated by the lake which is then compressed and funnelled (spl chk) through the buildings.
Climate chart for Chicago[2[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Chicago#cite_note-1|]]]
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M
A
M
J
J
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D
1.8 3218
1.6 3824
2.6 4732
3.4 5942
3.6 7051
3.8 8061
3.6 8466
3.3 8365
3.1 7657
2.7 6446
2.6 4835
2.2 3724
average temperatures in °F
precipitation totals in inches
Metric conversion[show]
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46 0-8
41 3-4
66 80
86 156
91 2111
97 2716
91 2919
84 2818
79 2414
69 188
66 92
56 3-4
average temperatures in °Cprecipitation totals in mm

JasonK-M
Chi_Town.JPG
This is a view of the Lake Michigan area. The lake is used off the shore for recreational activities. This picture overlooks downtown Chicago. Lake Michigan is the sixth largest lake in the World.
Latitude: 41º53'29.43'' N
Longitude: 87º36'18.01''W

Posted by: ToniM