Benton County, Indiana 

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Climate in Benton County, Indiana

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

Benton County averages 18 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 184 sunny days per year in Benton County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Benton County 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 39 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 18 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Benton County 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 Benton County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Benton, IndianaUnited States
  38.5 in.38.1 in.
  18.4 in.27.8 in.
  105.7 days106.2 days
  184 days205 days
  84.1°85.8°
  16.0°21.7°
  7.17
  3.64.3
  759 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 Benton County with an average high temperature of 84.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Indiana. In Benton County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Benton County are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Benton County with an average of 16.0°. This is colder than most places in Indiana.


In Benton County, there are 14.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Indiana.


In Benton County, there are 127.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Indiana.


In Benton County, there are 8.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Indiana.


May is the wettest month in Benton County with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 32% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 38.5 inches in Benton County means that it is drier than most places in Indiana.


May is the rainiest month in Benton County with 11.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 105.7 rainy days annually in Benton County, which is one of the least rainy places in Indiana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 18.4 inches in Benton County means that it is about average compared to other places in Indiana. January is the snowiest month in Benton County with 6.2 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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