The pressure in Chicago, United States is predicted to quickly drop over the next few hours, with an average pressure of 1016.7 hPa today, which is considered normal.
Weather prediction: Expect gale force weather
The daily total fluctuation in pressure in Chicago is 8.9 hPa, with a low of 1011.2 hPa and a high of 1020.1 hPa. The daily average here is higher than in most cities around the world.
The barometric pressure in Chicago can vary throughout the year, depending on the seasons. In the winter months, the pressure tends to be higher, while in the summer it is usually lower. This fluctuation in pressure can influence the type of weather experienced in the city, such as snowstorms or thunderstorms.
The landscape around Chicago plays a role in the atmospheric pressure as well. Being located near the Great Lakes and surrounded by flat land, the city is exposed to strong winds that can affect the pressure system. Additionally, the presence of Lake Michigan can create a local pressure difference, leading to lake-effect snowfall during the winter months. These geographical factors contribute to the unique weather patterns observed in Chicago.