What Are the Warmest Cities in Indiana?

What Are the Warmest Cities in Indiana?

The three warmest cities in Indiana are Boonville, Evansville, and Washington.

In this article I’m going to share with you my ranking of the warmest places in Indiana.

I created my list by researching data provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other climate data providers.

Below I’m listing the top 10 warmest places in Indiana that have the highest average yearly temperatures. Later in the article I share a table with 50 most populous cities in Indiana.

Top 10 Warmest Cities in Indiana

Top 10 Warmest Cities in Indiana

Here are the top 10 warmest places in Indiana ranked by their daily mean temperature. The cities featured in this article all have at least 5,000 inhabitants. The warmest region of Indiana is its southwestern part, with most cities in this list featured in this area.

1. Boonville – daily mean temperature of 57.25 °F

Boonville, a town of 6,700 people located in southwestern Indiana 20 miles northeast of Evansville, is the warmest place in the state. Its average annual temperature is much higher than the state’s average of 52 °F. The town sees an average high temperature of 42-47 °F in the winter and 86-89 °F in the summer. The average low temperature in Boonville is 25-29 °F in the winter months and 64-68 °F in the summer months. The city’s average temperatures make it have the mildest winters in the state along with Evansville placed second.

Boonville is the only city outside of Missouri on my list of the warmest places in the Midwest during winter.

2. Evansville – daily mean temperature of 57.15 °F

According to weather data, Evansville is the second warmest city in Indiana. Its average annual temperature is almost the same as in Boonville, with a slightly lower daily maximum and slightly warmer nighttime temperatures. Evansville is the third most populous city in Indiana and by far the warmest big city of the state. Evansville enjoys 2,701 sunshine hours a year so even in the winter, you don’t have to worry much about persistent cloud cover. Weather stations report 118 precipitation days and 8 snowy days.

3. Washington – daily mean temperature of 56.3 °F

Washington is a town of 12,500 people, located 68 miles northeast of Evansville. Its average annual temperature is almost a degree lower than in Evansville. This difference is visible year round, with weather conditions that are colder in the winter and slightly more comfortable during the hot summers.

4. Tell City – daily mean temperature of 55.7 °F

Tell City is a town of 7,500 people, located 53 miles east of Evansville. Like the big city, it’s situated on the Ohio River on the border with Kentucky. Temperatures in Tell City don’t go as high as they do in Evansville. Summers are more comfortable at maximums between 82-85 °F instead of 86-89 °F in Evansville.

5. Vincennes – daily mean temperature of 55.5 °F

Vincennes is a city of about 17,000 residents, situated 22 miles west of Washington. The main climate difference between these two cities is that Vincennes has a lower average annual low temperature, which means that temperatures drop further at night than in Washington.

6. Huntingburg – daily mean temperature of 55.35 °F

Huntingburg lies 60 miles northeast of Evansville. This town of 6,300 inhabitants has a similar climate to Vincennes, though it has slightly warmer winters and slightly cooler summers.

7. Princeton – daily mean temperature of 54.95 °F

Princeton, a town with 8,300 residents, is situated 29 miles north of Evansville. Like other cities in the area, it has mild for Indiana’s standards winters and summers reaching on average 85-88 °F.

8. Greenwood – daily mean temperature of 54.35 °F

Greenwood is a city of 64,000 people that belongs to the Indianapolis metropolitan area. It has the most comfortable summers on this list, with average high temperatures going into the 81-84 °F range. Winters are colder, though, with daytime averages of 37-41 °F and lows of 29-33 °F.

9. Jasper – daily mean temperature of 53.75 °F

Jasper is a city of 16,700 residents. It’s located 27 miles southeast of Washington, Indiana. Along with Bedford placed tenth, Jasper has some of coldest winters in this ranking, with temperatures of 37-42 °F during the day and dropping to 21-24 °F at night.

10. Bedford – daily mean temperature of 53.75 °F

Bedford has 13,800 inhabitants and is located 25 miles south of Bloomington, near Yellowwood State Forest. It has higher winter daytime temperatures than Jasper, reaching 39-43 °F. Even though it’s the tenth city in this ranking, it’s still much warmer than the coldest cities of Indiana that have average annual temperatures of around 46-48 °F.

50 Biggest Cities in Indiana Ranked by Daily Mean Temperature

Indianapolis, Indiana

I created the table below by researching data for the most populous municipalities in Indiana. When I couldn’t find weather data for a given city, I moved on to another. While the list includes 50 cities, some of the bigger cities may be missing because there was no data for them. Please check the closest geographically city then.

CityAverage high temperature (°F)Average low temperature (°F)Daily mean temperature (°F)
Tell City64.946.555.7
Terre Haute63.743.453.55
West Lafayette624252
New Castle634051.5
Fort Wayne60.341.450.85
New Haven604050
Columbia City59.139.849.45
South Bend58.739.949.3

Check the Warmest Cities in Neighboring States

If you’re interested in learning about the warmest cities in states neighboring Indiana, check out the following articles:

Also check my article on the warmest cities in the US in every state.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the warmest city in Indiana?

The warmest city in Indiana is Boonville with an annual daily mean temperature of 57.25 °F. The second warmest city is Evansville with a temperature of 57.15 °F. Both of these cities also have the mildest winters in the state.

What part of Indiana gets the least snow?

Southwestern Indiana gets the least snow. Cities like Boonville, Evansville, and Tell City get only about 8 days of snow a year. With an average high temperature of over 40 °F, any snow melts quickly.

Does Indiana have harsh winters?

Some cities in Indiana have relatively cold winters. But on average, Indiana doesn’t have very harsh winters compared to states that do have them (like North Dakota or Minnesota). The warmest cities have relatively mild winters with average temperatures of 42-47 °F during the day and 25-29 °F at night. The coldest cities see average temperatures of 29-31 °F during the day and 13-18 °F at night.

Does Indiana have hot summers?

Indiana has relatively hot summers with average high temperatures of up to 89 °F in the warmest regions of the state. Indianapolis reaches 85 °F in the hottest month. With high humidity, these temperatures feel rather hot though many western states get much hotter than Indiana.

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