Lafayette, Indiana 

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Climate in Lafayette, Indiana

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

Lafayette averages 19 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 187 sunny days per year in Lafayette. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lafayette gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 19 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Lafayette ranks 41/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Lafayette, IndianaUnited States
  37.9 in.38.1 in.
  19.4 in.27.8 in.
  119.6 days106.2 days
  187 days205 days
  86.5°85.8°
  17.0°21.7°
  4154
  3.94.3
  702 ft.2443 ft.

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 Lafayette with an average high temperature of 86.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Indiana. In Lafayette, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lafayette are September, May and June.


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


In Lafayette, there are 26.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Indiana.


In Lafayette, there are 122.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


In Lafayette, there are 6.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Indiana.


May is the wettest month in Lafayette with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 32% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 37.9 inches in Lafayette means that it is one of the driest places in Indiana.


May is the rainiest month in Lafayette with 11.9 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.1 rainy days. There are 119.6 rainy days annually in Lafayette, which is rainier than most places in Indiana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 19.4 inches in Lafayette means that it is about average compared to other places in Indiana.



January is the snowiest month in Lafayette with 5.9 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Reviews for Lafayette    16 Reviews
    Crime increasing - 8/27/2013
    I have lived here for 12 years and in a smaller town 20 miles away for over 35 years and like the people. But crime is on the rise, more arrests lately related to people... Read More

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    Home of Purdue University - 10/19/2012
    Lafayette still has a small town atmosphere. It is a wonderful place to raise children. There is a strong sense of community. Unfotunately in recent years Lafayette has... Read More

    Lafayette, going downhill due to crimes and drugs. - 4/12/2011
    I can say I have lived in Lafayette Indiana for 25 years. I'll say that home is home...but I would honestly say in less your a college student at Purdue, I would never... Read More


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