Does it snow in Illinois?

Yes. In fact, Illinois is known by most outsiders as having brutally cold winters with negative temperatures. It does depend, though. The state stretches a good four hundred miles from north to south. Carbondale, IL barely sees snow during the year, but experiences many slippery and icy conditions. In the Chicago Metropolitan Area, however, you probably won't go three days without significant snowfall from about November to March.


Don't be fooled. Illinois also experiences some of the HOTTEST summers around!