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Average Weather in Wabash Indiana, United States

In Wabash, the summers are long, warm, humid, and wet; the winters are freezing and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 84°F and is rarely below 2°F or above 92°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Wabash for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 22 to September 22, with an average daily high temperature above 74°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 84°F and low of 66°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 1 to March 3, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 20°F and high of 33°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in WabashJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfreezingcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmvery coldvery coldfreezingfreezing
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Galaţi, Romania (5,221 miles away); Samashki, Russia (5,885 miles); and Damāvand, Iran (6,521 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Wabash (view comparison).

Clouds

In Wabash, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Wabash begins around June 10 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around October 31. On August 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 69% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 31% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 31 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around June 10. On January 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 61% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 39% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in WabashclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 2369%Aug 2369%Jan 2639%Jan 2639%Jun 1054%Jun 1054%Oct 3154%Oct 3154%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Wabash varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.6 months, from March 26 to September 12, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on May 28.

The drier season lasts 6.4 months, from September 12 to March 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 18% on February 5.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 40% on May 28.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in WabashwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%May 2840%May 2840%Feb 518%Feb 518%Jan 122%Jan 122%Mar 2629%Mar 2629%Sep 1229%Sep 1229%rainsnow
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Wabash experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Wabash. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 8, with an average total accumulation of 4.0 inches.

The least rain falls around February 3, with an average total accumulation of 1.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in WabashJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in1 in2 in3 in4 in5 in6 in7 inJun 84.0 inJun 84.0 inFeb 31.2 inFeb 31.2 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Wabash experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from November 27 to March 31, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 31, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from March 31 to November 27. The least snow falls around July 15, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Wabash varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 15 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:11 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 6 minutes later at 8:17 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:15 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 3 minutes later at 9:18 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Wabash during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in WabashJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 146:11 AMJun 146:11 AM9:18 PMJun 279:18 PMJun 27Dec 65:15 PMDec 65:15 PM8:17 AMNov 48:17 AMNov 4Mar 12DSTMar 12DSTDSTNov 5DSTNov 5daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Wabash experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from May 28 to September 20, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 13% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 27, with muggy conditions 50% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 10, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in WabashmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 100%Feb 100%Jul 2750%Jul 2750%May 2813%May 2813%Sep 2013%Sep 2013%muggymuggydrydryoppressiveoppressivecomfortablecomfortablemiserablemiserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Wabash experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from October 9 to May 23, with average wind speeds of more than 9.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.6 months, from May 23 to October 9. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in WabashwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mph20 mphJan 1512.6 mphJan 1512.6 mphAug 47.2 mphAug 47.2 mphOct 99.9 mphOct 99.9 mphMay 239.9 mphMay 239.9 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Wabash varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 2.4 months, from April 13 to June 25 and for 3.1 months, from August 13 to November 17, with a peak percentage of 36% on November 14. The wind is most often from the west for 1.6 months, from June 25 to August 13 and for 4.9 months, from November 17 to April 13, with a peak percentage of 35% on July 20.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in WabashWSWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsoutheastnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Wabash throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Wabash for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the third week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Wabashbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.76.70.10.1 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Wabash for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Wabashbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.65.60.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Wabash typically lasts for 6.2 months (190 days), from around April 16 to around October 22, rarely starting before March 30 or after May 4, and rarely ending before October 4 or after November 11.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Wabashgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1650%Apr 1650%Oct 2250%Oct 2290%May 490%May 490%Oct 490%Oct 410%Mar 3010%Mar 3010%Nov 1110%Nov 110%Feb 50%Feb 5Jul 26100%Jul 26100%freezingvery coldcoolcomfortablewarmhotcold
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Wabash should appear around April 7, only rarely appearing before March 24 or after April 23.

Growing Degree Days

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from May 3 to August 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 2, with an average of 6.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 4 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 1.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Wabash are 40.798 deg latitude, -85.821 deg longitude, and 771 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Wabash contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 164 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 736 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (266 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (630 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Wabash is covered by cropland (58%) and artificial surfaces (36%), within 10 miles by cropland (86%) and trees (10%), and within 50 miles by cropland (92%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Wabash, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Wabash.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Wabash according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Wabash is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Wabash and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Grissom Air Force Base / Peru (29%, 32 kilometers, southwest); Marion Municipal Airport (24%, 37 kilometers, south); Fulton County Airport (19%, 43 kilometers, northwest); Warsaw Municipal Airport (14%, 53 kilometers, north); and Fort Wayne International Airport (13%, 55 kilometers, east).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.