Ashland, MI Climate


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Ashland, MI is known for its mild climate. The average temperature in summer months is a comfortable 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit and in the winter months it typically stays between 20-30 degrees Fahrenheit. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with an average of about 25 inches spread out over the course of the year. There are four distinct seasons in Ashland, with summers being characterized by warm and sunny days and winters being more cold and cloudy. Overall, Ashland has a pleasant climate that allows for outdoor activities all year round.

Ashland, Michigan gets 37 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Ashland averages 61 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 163 sunny days per year in Ashland. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Ashland gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 122 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 Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 37 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 61 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Ashland is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Michigan.

9.3 Summer - 3.9 Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Ashland, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateAshland, MichiganUnited States
  36.6 in.38.1 in.
  61.4 in.27.8 in.
  122.3 days106.2 days
  163 days205 days
  80.5°85.8°
  15.8°21.7°
  6.67
  3.34.3
  791 ft.2443 ft.
Climate
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.

July is the hottest month for Ashland with an average high temperature of 80.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Michigan. In Ashland, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ashland are August, June and July.
In Ashland, there are 1.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Michigan.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Ashland with an average of 15.8°. This is about average compared to other places in Michigan.
In Ashland, there are 149.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Michigan.
In Ashland, there are 5.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.
Humidity in Ashland is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.
September is the wettest month in Ashland with 3.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.7 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 29% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.6 inches in Ashland means that it is wetter than most places in Michigan.
December is the rainiest month in Ashland with 13.0 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 122.3 rainy days annually in Ashland, which is less rainy than most places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 61.4 inches in Ashland means that it is about average compared to other places in Michigan. December is the snowiest month in Ashland with 18.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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