Decatur Metro Area, Indiana 

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Climate in Decatur Metro Area, Indiana

Decatur Metro Area, Indiana gets 38 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Decatur Metro Area averages 26 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 180 sunny days per year in Decatur Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Decatur Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 124 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 17
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 26 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Decatur metro area is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Indiana.

7 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the Decatur metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Decatur, IndianaUnited States
  38.3 in.38.1 in.
  25.8 in.27.8 in.
  123.5 days106.2 days
  180 days205 days
  84.0°85.8°
  17.4°21.7°
  77
  3.64.3
  813 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 the Decatur metro area with an average high temperature of 84.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Indiana. In the Decatur metro area, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Decatur metro area are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Decatur metro area with an average of 17.4°. This is colder than most places in Indiana.


In the Decatur metro area, there are 11.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Indiana.


In the Decatur metro area, there are 125.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Indiana.


In the Decatur metro area, there are 5.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


July is the wettest month in the Decatur metro area with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 32% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 38.3 inches in the Decatur metro area means that it is one of the driest places in Indiana.


May is the rainiest month in the Decatur metro area with 12.3 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 123.5 rainy days annually in the Decatur metro area, 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 25.8 inches in the Decatur metro area means that it is snowier than most places in Indiana. January is the snowiest month in the Decatur metro area with 7.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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