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Average Weather in Albion Indiana, United States

In Albion, the summers are warm, the winters are freezing and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 18°F to 83°F and is rarely below 1°F or above 90°F.

Climate Summary

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

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 24 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 83°F and low of 64°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 30 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 42°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 18°F and high of 32°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 AlbionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcomfortablewarmcoldcoolfreezingvery cold
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.

Clouds

In Albion, 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 Albion begins around June 2 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around November 3. On August 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 68% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 32% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 3 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around June 2. On January 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 65% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 35% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in AlbionclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 2368%Aug 2368%Jan 2635%Jan 2635%Jun 252%Jun 252%Nov 352%Nov 352%clearovercastmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudy
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 Albion varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.3 months, from March 26 to October 4, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on June 7.

The drier season lasts 5.7 months, from October 4 to March 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on February 4.

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 38% on June 7.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in AlbionwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 738%Jun 738%Feb 417%Feb 417%Jan 121%Jan 121%Mar 2627%Mar 2627%Oct 427%Oct 427%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. Albion experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Albion. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 2, with an average total accumulation of 3.7 inches.

The least rain falls around February 3, with an average total accumulation of 0.9 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

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. Albion experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from November 20 to April 3, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 13, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from April 3 to November 20. The least snow falls around July 17, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in AlbionsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 in3.0 in3.5 in4.0 inFeb 130.4 inFeb 130.4 inJul 170.0 inJul 170.0 inNov 200.1 inNov 200.1 inApr 30.1 inApr 30.1 in
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 Albion varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 11 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 10 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 6:07 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 10 minutes later at 8:17 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:12 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 7 minutes later at 9:19 PM on June 26.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Albion 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 AlbionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 146:07 AMJun 146:07 AM9:19 PMJun 269:19 PMJun 26Dec 75:12 PMDec 75:12 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.

Albion experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from May 31 to September 18, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 10% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 26, with muggy conditions 40% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 12, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in AlbionmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 120%Feb 120%Jul 2640%Jul 2640%May 3110%May 3110%Sep 1810%Sep 1810%drydrymuggymuggyoppressiveoppressivecomfortablecomfortable
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 Albion experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from October 10 to May 21, with average wind speeds of more than 10.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.7 months, from May 21 to October 10. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in AlbionwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mph20 mphJan 1512.7 mphJan 1512.7 mphAug 47.4 mphAug 47.4 mphOct 1010.0 mphOct 1010.0 mphMay 2110.0 mphMay 2110.0 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 Albion varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 1.6 months, from April 27 to June 14 and for 2.3 months, from August 15 to October 24, with a peak percentage of 33% on October 3. The wind is most often from the west for 2.0 months, from June 14 to August 15 and for 6.1 months, from October 24 to April 27, with a peak percentage of 37% on July 20.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in AlbionWSWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%eastwestnorthsouth
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 Albion 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 Albion for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Albionbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.76.70.00.0 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 Albion for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Albionbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.35.30.00.0 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 Albion typically lasts for 5.8 months (177 days), from around April 22 to around October 16, rarely starting before April 6 or after May 9, and rarely ending before September 29 or after November 3.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Albiongrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Apr 2250%Apr 2250%Oct 1650%Oct 1650%May 990%May 990%Sep 2990%Sep 2990%Apr 610%Apr 610%Nov 310%Nov 310%0%Feb 100%Feb 10Jul 24100%Jul 24100%very coldwarmcoldcoolfreezingcomfortablehot
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 Albion should appear around April 13, only rarely appearing before March 30 or after April 27.

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 3.6 months, from May 4 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 7.0 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 3 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 1.6 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 Albion are 41.396 deg latitude, -85.424 deg longitude, and 935 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Albion contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 128 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 931 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (207 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (577 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Albion is covered by cropland (84%), within 10 miles by cropland (86%) and trees (11%), and within 50 miles by cropland (86%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Albion, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Albion.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Albion 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 Albion is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Albion and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Smith Field (31%, 32 kilometers, east); Goshen Municipal Airport (28%, 34 kilometers, northwest); Warsaw Municipal Airport (24%, 37 kilometers, west); and Kirsch Municipal Airport (17%, 47 kilometers, north).

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.