Petersburg, Indiana 

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Climate in Petersburg, Indiana

Petersburg, Indiana gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Petersburg averages 10 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Petersburg. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Petersburg gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 106 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 22
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 10 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Petersburg is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Indiana.

7.2 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Petersburg, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Petersburg, IndianaUnited States
  47.7 in.38.1 in.
  9.6 in.27.8 in.
  106.4 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  87.2°85.8°
  21.8°21.7°
  7.27
  4.24.3
  482 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 Petersburg with an average high temperature of 87.2°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Indiana. In Petersburg, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Petersburg are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Petersburg with an average of 21.8°. This is warmer than most places in Indiana.


In Petersburg, there are 27.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Indiana.


In Petersburg, there are 102.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Indiana.


In Petersburg, there are 2.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Indiana.


May is the wettest month in Petersburg with 5.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.7 inches in Petersburg means that it is one of the wettest places in Indiana.


May is the rainiest month in Petersburg with 11.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 6.9 rainy days. There are 106.4 rainy days annually in Petersburg, which is one of the least rainy places in Indiana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 9.6 inches in Petersburg means that it is one of the least snowy places in Indiana. December is the snowiest month in Petersburg with 3.1 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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