Forest Hills, MI Climate


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Forest Hills, MI has a fairly mild climate throughout the year with temperatures rarely dipping below freezing. Summers tend to be hot and humid, while the winters are usually cold but not overly so. The area typically sees around 40 inches of precipitation each year, with most occurring in the spring and summer months. Forest Hills enjoys four distinct seasons with average high temperatures ranging from the low 20s during the winter to mid 80s during the summer months.

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

Forest Hills averages 65 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 157 sunny days per year in Forest Hills. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Forest Hills 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 37 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 65 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

9.2 Summer - 3.8 Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Forest Hills, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateForest Hills, MichiganUnited States
  37.0 in.38.1 in.
  64.6 in.27.8 in.
  126.1 days106.2 days
  157 days205 days
  82.4°85.8°
  16.1°21.7°
  6.67
  3.44.3
  630 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 Forest Hills with an average high temperature of 82.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Michigan. In Forest Hills, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Forest Hills are June, August and July.
In Forest Hills, there are 7.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Michigan.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Forest Hills with an average of 16.1°. This is warmer than most places in Michigan.
In Forest Hills, there are 140.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.
In Forest Hills, there are 6.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.
Humidity in Forest Hills 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 Forest Hills 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 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 37.0 inches in Forest Hills means that it is wetter than most places in Michigan.
January is the rainiest month in Forest Hills with 13.2 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 126.1 rainy days annually in Forest Hills, 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 64.6 inches in Forest Hills means that it is snowier than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Forest Hills with 18.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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