Average Weather in Ligonier Indiana, United States
In Ligonier, the summers are long and 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 91°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Ligonier for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
The warm season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 23 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 3.1 months, from December 1 to March 4, 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 31°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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
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In Ligonier, 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 Ligonier begins around June 1 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 1. 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
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Ligonier varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.4 months, from March 27 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 13.
The drier season lasts 5.6 months, from October 7 to March 27. 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 13.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Ligonier experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Ligonier. 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
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. Ligonier experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from November 19 to April 2, 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 12, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.5 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from April 2 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
The length of the day in Ligonier varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 10 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 11 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:08 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 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 8 minutes later at 9:20 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Ligonier 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
Ligonier experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from May 30 to September 19, 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 42% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 9, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Ligonier 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 20, 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 20 to October 10. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Ligonier varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 2.1 months, from April 21 to June 23 and for 3.1 months, from August 13 to November 15, with a peak percentage of 35% on November 14. The wind is most often from the west for 1.7 months, from June 23 to August 13 and for 5.2 months, from November 15 to April 21, with a peak percentage of 36% on July 20.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Ligonier 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 Ligonier for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the second week of August.
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 Ligonier for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
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.
The growing season in Ligonier typically lasts for 5.8 months (177 days), from around April 22 to around October 17, rarely starting before April 6 or after May 11, and rarely ending before September 29 or after November 5.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Ligonier should appear around April 13, only rarely appearing before March 29 or after April 27.
Growing Degree Days
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 5 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
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ligonier are 41.466 deg latitude, -85.587 deg longitude, and 902 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ligonier contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 118 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 907 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (226 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (574 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ligonier is covered by cropland (85%) and artificial surfaces (12%), within 10 miles by cropland (88%), and within 50 miles by cropland (83%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ligonier, 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 Ligonier.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ligonier 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 Ligonier is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ligonier and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Goshen Municipal Airport (50%, 18 kilometers, northwest); Warsaw Municipal Airport (23%, 30 kilometers, southwest); Kirsch Municipal Airport (15%, 41 kilometers, north); and Smith Field (12%, 47 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .