Due to its location in the midwest the Rockford area contains four clearly defined seasons, and the outdoor recreation and activities that accompanies them. June is Rockford's wettest month while February is the driest. During a typical year, Rockford receives 36.3in (922 mm) of precipitation. Rockford and surrounding areas are prone to rainfall during the months of March, April, May, June and again in August and September. Summers are usually warm with the average high temperature in July, the hottest month, of 83 °F (28 °C). The winter months can bring bitterly cold air masses from Canada. The average high temperature in January, the coldest month, is 27 °F (-3 °C). The city is also prone to snowstorms and on occasion a blizzard. The city averages approximately 36 inches (92 cm) of snowfall in a normal winter.
Rockford, Illinois enjoys a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. For more information about climate and environment, please call 815.987.8118 , or email us.
Climate and Location Data
|Average Winter Temp||22.1° F||-5.46° C|
|Average Summer Temp||71.02°F||21.68°C|
|Average Annual Rainfall||36.28 in||92.15 cm|
|Average Annual Snowfall||35.2 in||89.41 cm|
|Average Annual Days Below Freezing||144|
|Heating Degree Days||3,186|
|Cooling Degree Days||714|
|Mean Elevation (above sea level)||715 ft|
|N42° 16′ 07″|
|W 89° 05′ 48″|