When it comes to the weather and climate the Rockford Region has something for everyone, snowy winters, rain filled springs, steamy summers, and chilly falls.  Due to its location in the midwest the Rockford Region contains four clearly defined seasons, and the outdoor recreation and activities that accompanies each of them.

June is the region’s wettest month while February is the driest. During a typical year, the area receives 36.3in (922 mm) of precipitation. The Rockford Region 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.

Regional Climate Data

Average Winter Temperature 22.1° F-5.46° C
Average Summer Temperature71.02°F21.68°C
Average Annual Rainfall36.28 in92.15 cm
Average Annual Snowfall 35.2 in89.41 cm
Average Annual Days Below Freezing144
Heating Degree Days3,186
Cooling Degree Days714


Mean Elevation (above sea level)
715 ft
LatitudeN42° 16′ 07″
LongitudeW 89° 05′ 48″