Zip 46256 (Indianapolis, IN) 

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Climate in Zip 46256 (Indianapolis, IN)

Indianapolis (zip 46256), Indiana gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Indianapolis (zip 46256) averages 22 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 187 sunny days per year in Indianapolis (zip 46256). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Indianapolis (zip 46256) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 126 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 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 22 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 46256 zip code is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Indiana.

7 / 10
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in the 46256 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Indianapolis, IndianaUnited States
  43.8 in.38.1 in.
  22.3 in.27.8 in.
  126.0 days106.2 days
  187 days205 days
  84.1°85.8°
  18.5°21.7°
  77
  3.74.3
  832 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 46256 zip code with an average high temperature of 84.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Indiana. In the 46256 zip code, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 46256 zip code are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 46256 zip code with an average of 18.5°. This is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


In the 46256 zip code, there are 10.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Indiana.


In the 46256 zip code, there are 119.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


In the 46256 zip code, there are 5.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


May is the wettest month in the 46256 zip code with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.4 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 29% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.8 inches in the 46256 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Indiana.


May is the rainiest month in the 46256 zip code with 12.8 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 8.5 rainy days. There are 126.0 rainy days annually in the 46256 zip code, 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 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 22.3 inches in the 46256 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in Indiana. January is the snowiest month in the 46256 zip code with 7.4 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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