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Old 05-22-2016, 11:16 AM
 
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Also, which gets more thunderstorms in the summer?


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Old 05-22-2016, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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They're virtually the same. Although Chicago likely gets a little more thunderstorms.
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Old 05-22-2016, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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Similar average temps, Chicago's nights are a little less oppressive and humid than NYC's and gets more cool fronts in summer with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s and low humidity. If I'm not mistaken however, Chicago's heat waves are more intense than NYC.
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Old 05-23-2016, 03:56 AM
 
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They're virtually the same. Although Chicago likely gets a little more thunderstorms.
Agreed


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Similar average temps, Chicago's nights are a little less oppressive and humid than NYC's and gets more cool fronts in summer with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s and low humidity. If I'm not mistaken however, Chicago's heat waves are more intense than NYC.
True we are a bit more variable, and our minimum temps are slightly lower than NYC's.

As for humidity:

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Old 05-23-2016, 04:29 AM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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They are the same, but Chicago is more humid with more variable temperatures.
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Old 01-13-2017, 09:39 AM
 
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I prefer Chicago summer : more powerful thunderstorms and higher extremes.
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:15 AM
 
Location: York
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What is the point in dragging this old thread up? You did it before with ANOTHER Chicago and NYC thread...

You've just added absolutely nothing to a dead thread. Bravo.
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Old 01-13-2017, 04:45 PM
 
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What is the point in dragging this old thread up? You did it before with ANOTHER Chicago and NYC thread...

You've just added absolutely nothing to a dead thread. Bravo.
Yeah I think we're beating a dead horse here. NYC and Chicago summers in a normal year are virtually identical (with NYC having a bit warmer minimum temps). During drought years, Chicago summers can see more extreme longer duration heat (1934, 36, 88, and even 2012). I'm pretty sure we see more episodes of extreme dew points but last summer NYC certainly saw some insane dew points as well... Finally, as mentioned, above, we certainly see more severe stroms, and we can also see deeper cool offs (Canadian Highs) than NYC as well.
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I'd say NYC has averages slightly hotter but is a bit less variable. About what chicagogeorge said
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Old 01-14-2017, 10:22 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Chicago has gross summers, that's all I know. Haven't experienced a NYC summer yet.

I do love Chicago's thunderstorms though, especially when you can see them roll in off the lake.
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