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Old 07-19-2010, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Originally Posted by oakparkdude View Post
Boston and Chicago weather are remarkably similar. The average monthly high and lows for the two cities are within 2-3 degrees for every month.
Chicago's average high/ low are

December: 34/20
January: 30/14
February: 35/19

Boston's average high/ low are

December: 42/28
January: 36/22
February: 39/24

Some people may not notice the difference, and I agree with you that the main difference is Boston get somewhat more snow and Chicago gets colder when there is a cold outbreak, but the numbers are not within 2-3 degrees.

[Source: National Weather Service]
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Logan Square might fit the price range, Humboldt Park.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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Chicago's average high/ low are

December: 34/20
January: 30/14
February: 35/19

Boston's average high/ low are

December: 42/28
January: 36/22
February: 39/24

Some people may not notice the difference, and I agree with you that the main difference is Boston get somewhat more snow and Chicago gets colder when there is a cold outbreak, but the numbers are not within 2-3 degrees.

[Source: National Weather Service]
I've often seen "32/18" as Chicago's January figures...in numerous sources;
the Boston figures of "36/22" are correct..
Chicago can have outbreaks that will exacerbate the difference, but these two aren't dramatically different...
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I've often seen "32/18" as Chicago's January figures...in numerous sources;
the Boston figures of "36/22" are correct..
Chicago can have outbreaks that will exacerbate the difference, but these two aren't dramatically different...
Your numbers may actually be for near the lake as opposed to OHare airport (which is where the official NWS figures are for). For Boston, I believe they are for Logan Airport.
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Your numbers may actually be for near the lake as opposed to OHare airport (which is where the official NWS figures are for). For Boston, I believe they are for Logan Airport.
Here's a graph of the average monthly lows for Boston and Chicago:
Climate Comparison for Boston, MA and Chicago, IL

As you can see, they are near identical except for Nov-Jan when Chicago is on average 3-4 degree cooler (Fahrenheit). And yes, the temperatures recorded at O'hare are a few degree colder than these numbers (Northerly Island). Still, I would go with the Loop/lakefront numbers since most neighborhoods that transplants are interested in are closer to the lakefront than they are to O'hare.

Regarding neighborhoods, you probably want to look at a map and identify the Blue, Red, and Brown lines. Most transplants find neighborhoods along the north branch of these three lines. In general, the further from downtown, the lower the rents.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Here's a graph of the average monthly lows for Boston and Chicago:
Climate Comparison for Boston, MA and Chicago, IL
This link is definitely for high temperatures. There is no way Chicago's average low in January is 32, or 83 in August.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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This link is definitely for high temperatures. There is no way Chicago's average low in January is 32, or 83 in August.
Sorry. You have to click on the button thatcsays "Average Low"
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