River Forest, Indiana 

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Climate in River Forest, Indiana

River Forest, Indiana gets 41 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

River Forest averages 18 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 188 sunny days per year in River Forest. The US average is 205 sunny days.

River Forest gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 19
Rain: averages 41 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 18 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for River Forest is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Indiana.

7.1 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in River Forest, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  River Forest, IndianaUnited States
  41.2 in.38.1 in.
  17.6 in.27.8 in.
  117.1 days106.2 days
  188 days205 days
  84.1°85.8°
  18.5°21.7°
  7.17
  3.84.3
  873 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 River Forest with an average high temperature of 84.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Indiana. In River Forest, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for River Forest are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for River Forest with an average of 18.5°. This is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


In River Forest, there are 12.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


In River Forest, there are 119.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


In River Forest, there are 6.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


June is the wettest month in River Forest with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 41.2 inches in River Forest means that it is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


May is the rainiest month in River Forest with 11.9 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.4 rainy days. There are 117.1 rainy days annually in River Forest, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 17.6 inches in River Forest means that it is less snowy than most places in Indiana. January is the snowiest month in River Forest with 6.7 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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