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Detroit, MI vs New York, NY

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Highlights

On average, there are 224 sunny days per year in New York. Detroit averages 183 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

New York, New York gets 46.6 inches of rain, on average, per year. Detroit, Michigan gets 33.5 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

New York averages 25.3 inches of snow per year. Detroit averages 33 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

New York, New York
Summer High:
the July high is around 84.2 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26.1
Rain: averages 46.6 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 25.3 inches of snow a year

Detroit, Michigan
Summer High:
the July high is around 83.5 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18.5
Rain: averages 33.5 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 33 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
New York

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for New York is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in New York.

7.3 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in New York, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Detroit

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Detroit is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Michigan.

6.9 / 10
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Detroit, while January and February are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Detroit, MI

4 PM PST

Partly Cloudy

60°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightPartly Cloudy51° / 66°ENE 2 to 6 mph
Monday NightShowers And Thunderstorms50° / 57°S 10 to 20 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Cloudy44° / 56°SW 17 mph
Wednesday NightPartly Cloudy47° / 60°SW 9 to 13 mph
Thursday NightChance Rain Showers43° / 52°WNW 6 to 9 mph
Friday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers then Partly Cloudy38° / 53°NW 5 to 8 mph
Saturday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers43° / 58°SSW 10 mph

Today's Weather - New York, NY

4 PM PST

Light Rain

55°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightLight Rain49° / 63°NE 8 to 12 mph
Monday NightMostly Cloudy52° / 63°E 9 mph
Tuesday NightRain54° / 67°S 7 to 12 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear49° / 68°W 9 to 14 mph
Thursday NightMostly Clear then Slight Chance Light Rain52° / 65°SW 6 to 12 mph
Friday NightSlight Chance Light Rain then Partly Cloudy48° / 60°W 9 to 14 mph
Saturday NightPartly Cloudy45° / 59°N 12 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthDetroit, MINew York, NY
January32° / 19°39° / 26°
February35° / 20°42° / 28°
March45° / 27°50° / 34°
April58° / 38°61° / 44°
May69° / 48°71° / 53°
June79° / 58°80° / 63°
July84° / 63°84° / 69°
August82° / 62°83° / 68°
September74° / 54°76° / 61°
October61° / 42°64° / 50°
November49° / 33°54° / 41°
December36° / 24°44° / 31°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Detroit / New York
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 028 / 2111 / 107 / 4
February0 / 025 / 199 / 96 / 3
March0 / 023 / 1110 / 113 / 2
April0 / 07 / 112 / 111 / 0
May0 / 11 / 011 / 110 / 0
June2 / 30 / 010 / 110 / 0
July4 / 60 / 010 / 100 / 0
August3 / 40 / 09 / 90 / 0
September0 / 10 / 09 / 80 / 0
October0 / 03 / 010 / 90 / 0
November0 / 014 / 311 / 91 / 0
December0 / 026 / 1512 / 105 / 3
July is the hottest month for Detroit with an average high temperature of 83.5°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Michigan. In Detroit, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Detroit are June, August and September.

July is the hottest month for New York with an average high temperature of 84.2°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in New York. In New York, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for New York are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Detroit with an average of 18.5°. This is one of the warmest places in Michigan.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for New York with an average of 26.1°. This is one of the warmest places in New York.



In Detroit, there are 9.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Michigan.

In New York, there are 14.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in New York.



In Detroit, there are 126.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Michigan.

In New York, there are 70.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in New York.



In Detroit, there are 2.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Michigan.

In New York, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in New York.



June is the wettest month in Detroit with 3.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 33.5 inches in Detroit means that it is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


July is the wettest month in New York with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.6 inches in New York means that it is wetter than most places in New York.


December is the rainiest month in Detroit with 12.1 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. There are 125.2 rainy days annually in Detroit, which is less rainy than most places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.

April is the rainiest month in New York with 11.2 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 118.8 rainy days annually in New York, which is less rainy than most places in New York. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 33.0 inches in Detroit means that it is one of the least snowy places in Michigan.

An annual snowfall of 25.3 inches in New York means that it is less snowy than most places in New York.



January is the snowiest month in Detroit with 10.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

February is the snowiest month in New York with 8.4 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


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ZIPS IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN
48228, 48219, 48235, 48224, 48227, 48221, 48205, 48234, 48209, 48210, 28 total
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11368, 11385, 10467, 11226, 11211, 11236, 11220, 11208, 11234, 11373, 211 total

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