Climate Region 3Reference City: Indianapolis, IndianaThe ClimateThis climate of the Midwest is similar to that of regions 1 and 2, but it is somewhat milder in winter. Cold winds, however, are still an important concern. The mean annual snowfall ranges from 12 to 60 inches. There is some potential for solar energy in the winter since the sun shines more than 40 percent of the daylight hours.Significant cooling loads are common since high summer temperatures often coincide with high humidity. Winds are an asset during the summer.The annual precipitation is about 39 inches and occurs fairly uniformly throughout the year.Climatic Design Priorities*1st Keep heat in and cold temperatures out in the winter. (I)
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