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Old 12-30-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Eh, Milwaukee along the Lake gets nearly an identical winter as Chicago by the Lake - it's Lake Michigan that moderates the temperatures and nothing else, really. That's why Minneapolis (further from the Great Lakes/further north) is even colder and the Plains are the coldest area of the country. Madison (I don't feel like checking) is probably a good bit hotter in the summer than Chicago by the Lake, as well.
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Both are damn frigid, but Madison's airport is more reliable. O'Hare sucks the big one.
Yeah, compare a tiny municipal airport to the nation's busiest airport (recently reclaimed the title over Hartsfield)... that makes a lot of sense.

Back on subject, Id imagine Madison is colder, mainly because Lake Michigan actually keeps Chicago warmer in the winter than even its suburbs.
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Madison is 95 miles away from Lake Michigan... Chicago is on top of it.

How is it that this question even needs to be asked?
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Madison is 95 miles away from Lake Michigan... Chicago is on top of it.

How is it that this question even needs to be asked?
You're making a lot more sense lately. Are you OK?

I think most people (generally coastals) either don't know about or don't believe the stated effects of the Great Lakes (especially Superior, Michigan, and Huron) on regional weather.
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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You're making a lot more sense lately. Are you OK?

I think most people (generally coastals) either don't know about or don't believe the stated effects of the Great Lakes (especially Superior, Michigan, and Huron) on regional weather.
It makes perfect sense if the OP would spend time in either city or do approximately 45 seconds of research.
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Madison winters are colder temperature wise, and snowfall is more in Madison on an average, but it can vary each year, where Chicago gets more snow
Chicago feels colder because it can be a damp cold, being in proximity to the Lake.
The summers are hotter in Madison compared to Chicago.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Madison is colder, and summers are hotter. Snowfall varies each year.
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