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Northwestern University

Temperatures, Precipitation, and Sunshine on campus:

Check below to read averages, minimums, and about daylight on the NU campus.

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During the School Year:
*all schools based on a 250 day school year
Daylight
Avg Number of daylight hours12.2 hrs
Avg % of day spent cloudy65.7%
Avg non-cloudy-ish sunlight hours
(subtracting away average cloudiness)
4.2 hrs
Precipitation
Avg % of day spent precipitating10.7%
Temperatures
Average Temperature42.1F
Maximum Temperature93.2F
Minimum Temperature-16.6F
Windchill Minimum-37.3F

Relevant quotes pertaining to the weather

“... The only down side to the university that I can think of is the weather ...”
 
“... The practice rooms are not sound proof, they are drafty, and you feel the cold lake air comming through the cracks around the windows ...”
 
“... If you hate cold weather definitely look elsewhere ...”
 
“... The teachers were cold and appeared to care more for their own advancement than for teaching students ...”
 
“... Apart from the Greek scene and the cold weather, there is little movement on the sidewalks after 8 pm ...”
 
“... This place is GORGEOUS when the weather is nice ...”
 
“... Winter is cold and there are a few too many people in the Greek system for me ...”
 
“... One thing to remember is that Chicago is COLD ...”
 
“... If you came to NU to party, you will probably receive horrible grades, and the weather will deter you on many opportune nights ...”
 
“... Of course the weather is not ideal, but it's not too tough to get a big coat and just deal with it ...”
 
“... And there are those cold, windy, cloudy, rainy days that come in 3s or 4s at a time that make me a little grudging about NU ...”
 
“... The aggressiveness led to some embarrassing situations with people who did not want to reciprocate, but especially in the sciences, I remember st...”
 
“... It's about the world's most beautiful campus, though, if you throw out the library, and every day that it's sunny, I just have to look up and sm...”
 
“... pros: - the first suburb outside of a major city; chicago is easily accessible - big 10 sports - an incredible swimming and athletic facility (...”
 
“... ), got it running again by working on it all night long in the dark under a street lamp in the bitter winter cold, and drove half way across the U...”
 
“... Keep telling yourself that the cold builds character (I'm from Chicago, the city) ...”
 
“... 2) The weather sucks - I'm from Iowa, but being next to Lake Michigan is horrendous ...”
 
“... Weather - Cold ...”
 



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