The Midland, MI metro area is located in northern Michigan, 20 miles inland from Lake Huron and 130 miles northwest of Detroit. Midland is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Midland county. It is also considered to be part of the larger Saginaw consolidated metro area.
The many benefits of living in the Midland metro include low crime, affordability and comfortable summers.
Some disadvantages of the Midland metro area include rainy days, gloomy weather, few cultural resources and harsh winters.
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Midland metro area is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Michigan. August, July and June are the most pleasant months while January and February are the least comfortable months.
In the Midland metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85 degrees. The most pleasant months of the year for the Midland metro area are June, August and July. July is the hottest month for the Midland metro area with an average high temperature of 82.9 degrees, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Michigan. January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Midland metro area with an average of 13.4 degrees. This is colder than most places in Michigan.
The annual rainfall of 31.7 inches in the Midland metro area means that it is drier than most places in Michigan. The wettest season is Winter with 29% of yearly precipitation and 16% falls in Spring, which is the driest season. September is the wettest month in the Midland metro area with 3.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.5 inches.
Humidity in the Midland metro area is generally low and comfortable. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in July and August. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.
An annual snowfall of 41.2 inches in the Midland metro area means that it is less snowy than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in the Midland metro area with 12.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.