Gaines, Michigan 

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Climate in Gaines, Michigan

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

Gaines averages 38 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 170 sunny days per year in Gaines. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gaines gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 124 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 15
Rain: averages 33 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 38 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Gaines is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Michigan.

6.7 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Gaines, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Gaines, MichiganUnited States
  32.7 in.38.1 in.
  38.1 in.27.8 in.
  124.1 days106.2 days
  170 days205 days
  81.9°85.8°
  15.1°21.7°
  6.77
  3.34.3
  856 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 Gaines with an average high temperature of 81.9°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Michigan. In Gaines, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Gaines are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Gaines with an average of 15.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


In Gaines, there are 5.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


In Gaines, there are 145.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


In Gaines, there are 7.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


September is the wettest month in Gaines with 3.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 32.7 inches in Gaines means that it is drier than most places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in Gaines with 12.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.6 rainy days. There are 124.1 rainy days annually in Gaines, 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 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 38.1 inches in Gaines means that it is less snowy than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Gaines with 11.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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