Altona, Indiana 

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Climate in Altona, Indiana

Altona, Indiana gets 38 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Altona averages 30 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 178 sunny days per year in Altona. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Altona gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 119 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 30 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Altona is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Indiana.

6.9 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Altona, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Altona, IndianaUnited States
  38.4 in.38.1 in.
  29.6 in.27.8 in.
  119.3 days106.2 days
  178 days205 days
  83.5°85.8°
  16.6°21.7°
  6.97
  3.64.3
  899 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Altona with an average high temperature of 83.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Indiana. In Altona, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Altona are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Altona with an average of 16.6°. This is colder than most places in Indiana.


In Altona, there are 8.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Indiana.


In Altona, there are 133.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Indiana.


In Altona, there are 4.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Indiana.


May is the wettest month in Altona with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 38.4 inches in Altona means that it is one of the driest places in Indiana.


April is the rainiest month in Altona with 11.2 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.5 rainy days. There are 119.3 rainy days annually in Altona, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 29.6 inches in Altona means that it is snowier than most places in Indiana. January is the snowiest month in Altona with 9.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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