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Elkhart, IN vs Sturgis, MI

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Highlights

On average, there are 176 sunny days per year in Sturgis. Elkhart averages 177 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sturgis, Michigan gets 37.8 inches of rain, on average, per year. Elkhart, Indiana gets 39.4 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Sturgis averages 36.8 inches of snow per year. Elkhart averages 55.4 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Sturgis, Michigan
Summer High:
the July high is around 83.2 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15.8
Rain: averages 37.8 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 36.8 inches of snow a year

Elkhart, Indiana
Summer High:
the July high is around 82.8 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 39.4 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 55.4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Sturgis

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Sturgis is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Michigan.

6.8 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Sturgis, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Elkhart

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Elkhart is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Indiana.

6.7 / 10
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Elkhart, while January and December are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Elkhart, IN

8 PM PST

Mostly Clear

25°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightMostly Clear22° / 40°NE 0 mph
Saturday NightPartly Cloudy33° / 48°S 5 to 10 mph
Sunday NightLight Rain45° / 50°S 5 to 15 mph
Monday NightLight Rain Likely then Chance Rain And Snow Showers28° / 31°NW 5 to 10 mph
Tuesday NightChance Snow Showers12° / 18°W 10 to 15 mph
Wednesday NightChance Snow Showers12° / 26°W 5 to 10 mph
Thursday NightMostly Cloudy21° / 35°S 5 mph

Today's Weather - Sturgis, MI

8 PM PST

Partly Cloudy

25°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightPartly Cloudy22° / 39°NW 0 to 5 mph
Saturday NightPartly Cloudy32° / 47°S 5 to 10 mph
Sunday NightLight Rain44° / 49°S 5 to 15 mph
Monday NightLight Rain Likely then Chance Rain And Snow Showers28° / 32°W 5 to 10 mph
Tuesday NightChance Snow Showers13° / 18°W 10 to 15 mph
Wednesday NightChance Snow Showers12° / 25°W 5 to 10 mph
Thursday NightMostly Cloudy20° / 34°SW 5 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthElkhart, INSturgis, MI
January31° / 17°31° / 16°
February35° / 20°35° / 18°
March47° / 28°46° / 26°
April60° / 38°59° / 37°
May71° / 48°70° / 48°
June80° / 58°80° / 58°
July83° / 62°83° / 62°
August81° / 60°81° / 60°
September74° / 53°75° / 52°
October62° / 42°62° / 40°
November49° / 33°49° / 31°
December35° / 22°35° / 21°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Elkhart / Sturgis
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 028 / 2814 / 1111 / 8
February0 / 025 / 2611 / 98 / 6
March0 / 021 / 2311 / 105 / 3
April0 / 08 / 912 / 111 / 1
May0 / 01 / 112 / 120 / 0
June2 / 30 / 011 / 100 / 0
July3 / 40 / 010 / 100 / 0
August2 / 20 / 010 / 100 / 0
September1 / 10 / 010 / 100 / 0
October0 / 04 / 611 / 100 / 0
November0 / 015 / 1712 / 113 / 2
December0 / 026 / 2714 / 139 / 7
July is the hottest month for Elkhart with an average high temperature of 82.8°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Indiana. In Elkhart, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Elkhart are June, August and September.

July is the hottest month for Sturgis with an average high temperature of 83.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Michigan. In Sturgis, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sturgis are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Elkhart with an average of 17.0°. This is colder than most places in Indiana.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sturgis with an average of 15.8°. This is about average compared to other places in Michigan.



In Elkhart, there are 8.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Indiana.

In Sturgis, there are 10.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Michigan.



In Elkhart, there are 127.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Indiana.

In Sturgis, there are 136.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.



In Elkhart, there are 6.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana.

In Sturgis, there are 7.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Michigan.



August is the wettest month in Elkhart with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 32% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 39.4 inches in Elkhart means that it is drier than most places in Indiana.


August is the wettest month in Sturgis with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 37.8 inches in Sturgis means that it is one of the wettest places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in Elkhart with 14.2 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.5 rainy days. There are 136.0 rainy days annually in Elkhart, which is one of the rainiest places in Indiana. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

December is the rainiest month in Sturgis with 12.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.2 rainy days. There are 127.1 rainy days annually in Sturgis, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 55.4 inches in Elkhart means that it is one of the snowiest places in Indiana.

An annual snowfall of 36.8 inches in Sturgis means that it is less snowy than most places in Michigan.



January is the snowiest month in Elkhart with 16.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

December is the snowiest month in Sturgis with 11.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


Reviews for Elkhart    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

Reviews for Sturgis    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

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