East Grand Rapids, MI Climate


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East Grand Rapids, MI has a humid continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. The average temperature in the summer is around 75°F (24°C), while in the winter it can drop down to around 20°F (-7°C). The city experiences significant rainfall throughout the year, with an annual average of 34 inches (86 cm). Snow is common during the winter months, with December being the snowiest month. The city also benefits from moderate winds and plenty of sunshine throughout the year.

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

East Grand Rapids averages 64 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 158 sunny days per year in East Grand Rapids. The US average is 205 sunny days.

East Grand Rapids gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 127 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 37 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 64 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

9.2 Summer - 3.9 Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in East Grand Rapids, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateEast Grand Rapids, MichiganUnited States
  37.0 in.38.1 in.
  63.8 in.27.8 in.
  126.6 days106.2 days
  158 days205 days
  82.1°85.8°
  16.4°21.7°
  6.67
  3.44.3
  751 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 East Grand Rapids with an average high temperature of 82.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Michigan. In East Grand Rapids, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for East Grand Rapids are June, August and July.
In East Grand Rapids, there are 6.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Michigan.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for East Grand Rapids with an average of 16.4°. This is warmer than most places in Michigan.
In East Grand Rapids, there are 140.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.
In East Grand Rapids, there are 6.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.
Humidity in East Grand Rapids 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.
September is the wettest month in East Grand Rapids with 4.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 37.0 inches in East Grand Rapids means that it is wetter than most places in Michigan.
January is the rainiest month in East Grand Rapids with 13.3 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 126.6 rainy days annually in East Grand Rapids, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 63.8 inches in East Grand Rapids means that it is snowier than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in East Grand Rapids with 18.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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