Ferndale, MI Climate


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Ferndale, MI has a typical Midwestern climate with warm summers and cold winters. The average temperature in the summer is around 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average low temperature in the winter is around 20 degrees. Rainfall occurs throughout the year, with an average of 28 inches of rain annually. This rainfall creates a lush and green landscape, which can be enjoyed during any season. Snowfall also occurs throughout the winter months with an annual average of 47 inches.

Ferndale, Michigan gets 33 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Ferndale averages 34 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 Ferndale. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Ferndale gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 126 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 33 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 34 inches of snow a year

Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

9.2 Summer - 4.6 Winter
August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Ferndale, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateFerndale, MichiganUnited States
  33.3 in.38.1 in.
  33.8 in.27.8 in.
  125.7 days106.2 days
  175 days205 days
  646 ft.2443 ft.

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 Ferndale with an average high temperature of 83.7°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Michigan. In Ferndale, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ferndale are June, August and September.
In Ferndale, there are 8.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Michigan.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Ferndale with an average of 19.0°. This is one of the warmest places in Michigan.
In Ferndale, there are 126.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Michigan.
In Ferndale, there are 1.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Michigan.
Humidity in Ferndale 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.
June is the wettest month in Ferndale with 3.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 33.3 inches in Ferndale means that it is about average compared to other places in Michigan.
December is the rainiest month in Ferndale with 12.1 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. There are 125.7 rainy days annually in Ferndale, 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.
An annual snowfall of 33.8 inches in Ferndale means that it is one of the least snowy places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Ferndale with 10.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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Over 5 years ago

Ferndale is the heart and soul of the Michigan LGBT community. The pricing on this site is off though-- a studio is $700+ here. A one bedroom is $950+. This is without  More

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I have lived in Ferndale for 20 years. I grew up in the 60's on the East Side of Detroit. I was on the Assessing Review Board and Ferndale's Beautification Commission  More

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Over 12 years ago

Ferndale is a great walking town a short distance from Detroit. Lots of shops and restaurants within a mile of each other. It's also a very progressive community with  More

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