Goshen, Indiana 

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Climate in Goshen, Indiana

Goshen, Indiana gets 39 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Goshen averages 40 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 176 sunny days per year in Goshen. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Goshen gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 127 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 39 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 40 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Goshen is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Indiana.

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

Climate Averages
  Goshen, IndianaUnited States
  39.3 in.38.1 in.
  40.1 in.27.8 in.
  126.5 days106.2 days
  176 days205 days
  801 ft.2443 ft.


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 Goshen with an average high temperature of 83.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Indiana. In Goshen, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Goshen are June, September and August.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Goshen with an average of 16.8°. This is colder than most places in Indiana.

In Goshen, there are 6.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Indiana.

In Goshen, there are 128.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Indiana.

In Goshen, there are 5.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana.

August is the wettest month in Goshen 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 39.3 inches in Goshen means that it is drier than most places in Indiana.

December is the rainiest month in Goshen with 12.4 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 126.5 rainy days annually in Goshen, which is rainier than most places in Indiana. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 40.1 inches in Goshen means that it is one of the snowiest places in Indiana. January is the snowiest month in Goshen with 12.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Goshen    4 Reviews
    climate - 9/24/2009
    Long dark cold windy winters and hot humid summers. Though this spring was pleasant in previous years spring seemed to last only a few weeks before summer is upon us. ... Read More

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    Climate - 6/27/2008
    Long dark winters and 15 hours of sunlight in the summer... Read More

    Hit or Miss - 2/11/2008
    When it comes to the weather in Goshen, it is hit or miss. When it calls for rain or snow the weathermen are right about 25% of the time. Of course, they did predict... Read More

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