Switzerland County, Indiana 

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Climate in Switzerland County, Indiana

Switzerland County, Indiana gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Switzerland County averages 14 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 179 sunny days per year in Switzerland County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Switzerland County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 118 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 23
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Switzerland County is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Indiana.

7.3 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Switzerland County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Switzerland, IndianaUnited States
  45.3 in.38.1 in.
  13.9 in.27.8 in.
  117.6 days106.2 days
  179 days205 days
  86.6°85.8°
  22.9°21.7°
  7.37
  3.94.3
  735 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 Switzerland County with an average high temperature of 86.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Indiana. In Switzerland County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Switzerland County are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Switzerland County with an average of 22.9°. This is one of the warmest places in Indiana.


In Switzerland County, there are 21.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Indiana.


In Switzerland County, there are 102.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Indiana.


In Switzerland County, there are 2.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Indiana.


May is the wettest month in Switzerland County with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.3 inches in Switzerland County means that it is wetter than most places in Indiana.


May is the rainiest month in Switzerland County with 12.2 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 117.6 rainy days annually in Switzerland County, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 13.9 inches in Switzerland County means that it is less snowy than most places in Indiana. February is the snowiest month in Switzerland County with 4.2 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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