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Average Weather in Kendallville Indiana, United States

In Kendallville, 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 Kendallville for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 24 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 72°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 83°F and low of 63°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 KendallvilleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmvery coldcomfortablefreezing
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.

Rozdil’na, Ukraine (5,169 miles away); Staropavlovskaya, Russia (5,752 miles); and Soleh Bon, Iran (6,479 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Kendallville (view comparison).

Clouds

In Kendallville, 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 Kendallville begins around June 3 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 3. 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 KendallvilleclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 352%Jun 352%Nov 352%Nov 352%clearmostly clearmostly cloudyovercastpartly 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 Kendallville varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.4 months, from March 26 to October 7, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on June 15.

The drier season lasts 5.6 months, from October 7 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 37% on June 15.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in KendallvillewetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 1537%Jun 1537%Feb 417%Feb 417%Jan 121%Jan 121%Mar 2627%Mar 2627%Oct 727%Oct 727%rainsnowmixed
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. Kendallville experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Kendallville. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 2, with an average total accumulation of 3.6 inches.

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

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in KendallvilleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in1 in2 in3 in4 in5 in6 in7 inJun 23.6 inJun 23.6 inFeb 30.9 inFeb 30.9 inJul 133.2 inJul 133.2 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. Kendallville experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from November 19 to April 5, 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 15, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.5 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from April 5 to November 19. 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 KendallvillesnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 in3.0 in3.5 in4.0 inFeb 150.5 inFeb 150.5 inJul 170.0 inJul 170.0 inDec 290.4 inDec 290.4 inApr 50.1 inApr 50.1 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 Kendallville 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, 11 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in KendallvilleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2015 hr, 11 minJun 2115 hr, 11 minJun 2112 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 229 hr, 11 minDec 219 hr, 11 minDec 21nightnightday
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 6:06 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 10 minutes later at 8:16 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:11 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 8 minutes later at 9:18 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Kendallville 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 KendallvilleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 146:06 AMJun 146:06 AM9:18 PMJun 279:18 PMJun 27Dec 85:11 PMDec 85:11 PM8:16 AMNov 48:16 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.

Kendallville experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from June 1 to September 18, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 9% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 26, with muggy conditions 37% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is December 9, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in KendallvillemuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 90%Dec 90%Jul 2637%Jul 2637%Jun 19%Jun 19%Sep 189%Sep 189%muggymuggydrydryhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortableoppressiveoppressive
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 Kendallville 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 10.1 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 KendallvillewindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mph20 mphJan 1512.7 mphJan 1512.7 mphAug 47.4 mphAug 47.4 mphOct 1010.1 mphOct 1010.1 mphMay 2110.1 mphMay 2110.1 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 Kendallville varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 1.1 months, from May 7 to June 10 and for 1.9 months, from August 17 to October 13, with a peak percentage of 32% on October 3. The wind is most often from the west for 2.2 months, from June 10 to August 17 and for 6.8 months, from October 13 to May 7, with a peak percentage of 37% on July 20.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in KendallvilleWSWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 Kendallville 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 Kendallville 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 Kendallvillebest 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 Kendallville 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 Kendallvillebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.25.20.00.0 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 Kendallville typically lasts for 5.8 months (176 days), from around April 22 to around October 15, rarely starting before April 6 or after May 10, and rarely ending before September 26 or after November 2.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Kendallvillegrowing 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 1550%Oct 1550%May 1090%May 1090%Sep 2690%Sep 2690%Apr 610%Apr 610%Nov 210%Nov 210%Jul 22100%Jul 22100%frigidfreezingvery 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 Kendallville should appear around April 15, only rarely appearing before April 1 or after April 28.

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 1.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in KendallvillebrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJul 17.0 kWhJul 17.0 kWhDec 191.5 kWhDec 191.5 kWhMay 45.9 kWhMay 45.9 kWhAug 245.9 kWhAug 245.9 kWhNov 32.6 kWhNov 32.6 kWhFeb 132.6 kWhFeb 132.6 kWh
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 Kendallville are 41.441 deg latitude, -85.265 deg longitude, and 988 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Kendallville is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 95 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 981 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (226 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (620 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Kendallville is covered by cropland (57%) and artificial surfaces (32%), within 10 miles by cropland (87%), and within 50 miles by cropland (87%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Kendallville, 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 Kendallville.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Smith Field (49%, 23 kilometers, southeast); Kirsch Municipal Airport (18%, 44 kilometers, north); Goshen Municipal Airport (18%, 44 kilometers, west); and Warsaw Municipal Airport (15%, 51 kilometers, west).

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.