Morgan County is located in the Great Lakes Region of North America. As that geographical location indicates, we are a destination with four distinct seasons. There’s a saying here about the weather in Indiana – “if you don’t like it, wait a few minutes!”
While it’s true that the weather can be rather unpredictable in the Hoosier State, here’s a quick primer on exactly what you can expect, no matter when you visit.
March, April and May bring warmer breezes and frequent rain showers as nature kicks off another growing season. Layering your clothing is always a good idea, especially in late spring when the sun may things up considerably as the day goes on and once the sun starts to set, it may cool off quickly as well. Spring is the best time to get outdoors and watch for wildflowers – luckily we have lots of great hiking trails in the area!
June, July and August can be hot and humid at times. T-shirts, shorts and tanks are appropriate dress for outdoor activities. Be sure to pack your sunscreen! Summer thunderstorms may also pop up from time to time. A light sweater or jacket may still be needed early in the summer, especially at late-night activities such as the drive-in movies or stargazing at Link Observatory.
September, October and early November are a great time to visit – there are tons of fall festivals, craft shows and other events to attend and the changing leaves are a spectacular sight. Be sure to pack some long sleeves, jeans and a light jacket. Layering once again becomes fashionable (or at least sensible) as warmer afternoons can give way to cool evenings. As we get closer to the end of November, you may need a heavier jacket or even a scarf if you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors.
December, January and February are the coldest months, but they can also be incredibly beautiful, especially with a fresh layer of snow. The holidays are a wonderful time to visit with fun family activities and events! Be sure to pack your gloves and hats, but don’t be afraid to get out and explore the area. Winter can be a great time for bird watching and hiking as long as you’re prepared for the elements.