Michigan City, Indiana 

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Climate in Michigan City, Indiana

Michigan City, Indiana gets 40 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Michigan City averages 47 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 175 sunny days per year in Michigan City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Michigan City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 139 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highs & Lows

Summer High: the July high is around 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Michigan City ranks 48/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Michigan City, IndianaUnited States
  40.0 in.38.1 in.
  47.2 in.27.8 in.
  138.8 days106.2 days
  175 days205 days
  82.2°85.8°
  17.6°21.7°
  4854
  3.54.3
  627 ft.2443 ft.

July is the hottest month for Michigan City with an average high temperature of 82.2°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Indiana. In Michigan City, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Michigan City are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Michigan City with an average of 17.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


In Michigan City, there are 7.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Indiana.


In Michigan City, there are 117.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


In Michigan City, there are 5.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Indiana.


August is the wettest month in Michigan City with 4.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season.


The annual rainfall of 40.0 inches in Michigan City means that it is drier than most places in Indiana.


An annual snowfall of 47.2 inches in Michigan City means that it is one of the snowiest places in Indiana.



January is the snowiest month in Michigan City with 16.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Reviews for Michigan City    4 Reviews
    A nice place to visit. - 2/15/2017
    My in-laws live there. I love to visit the place. Nice people. The city has everything, malls, restaurants, cafes. It's very close to the nature. It's cold in the... Read More

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    Overall, not good. - 1/25/2010
    HUMID and HOT in the June,July, August and bone chilling cold in Dec and Jan. Snow is just crazy...the lake effect snow machine comes right down off lake michigan and... Read More

    High Quality of Life - 7/22/2008
    Very high quality of life, but tough to find... Read More


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