Grand Haven, Michigan 

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Climate in Grand Haven, Michigan

Grand Haven, Michigan gets 35 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Grand Haven averages 74 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 159 sunny days per year in Grand Haven. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Grand Haven gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 121 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 35 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 74 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

6.6 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Grand Haven, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Grand Haven, MichiganUnited States
  34.5 in.38.1 in.
  74.4 in.27.8 in.
  121.3 days106.2 days
  159 days205 days
  79.6°85.8°
  19.6°21.7°
  6.67
  3.24.3
  604 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 Grand Haven with an average high temperature of 79.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Michigan. In Grand Haven, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Grand Haven are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Grand Haven with an average of 19.6°. This is one of the warmest places in Michigan.


In Grand Haven, there are 1.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Michigan.


In Grand Haven, there are 131.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In Grand Haven, there are 1.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Michigan.


September is the wettest month in Grand Haven with 3.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.8 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 34.5 inches in Grand Haven means that it is wetter than most places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in Grand Haven with 13.4 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 7.7 rainy days. There are 121.3 rainy days annually in Grand Haven, which is less rainy than most places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 74.4 inches in Grand Haven means that it is snowier than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Grand Haven with 23.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Grand Haven    6 Reviews
    It's not as it portays itself - 11/29/2019
    Grand Haven has a lot of growing up to do. It is polarized: Primarily white, republican, and strongly religious. This wouldn't be good or bad if they weren't intolerant.... Read More

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    My hometown - 6/6/2018
    I was born and raised in Grand Haven. There was never a dull moment. We had sand dunes, trees to climb, fishing, the beach, swimming in Lake Michigan, and great stores... Read More

    Lake Effect Weather - 6/3/2009
    There is a considerable amount more wind and precipitation in this lakeshore area, as opposed to being more inland. More snow, more rain, more wind, and cooler... Read More


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