Grand Rapids, MI has a humid continental climate with cold, snowy winters and warm, humid summers. Winter temperatures average around 28°F while in the summertime they reach an average of 72°F. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, averaging close to 32 inches annually. Grand Rapids also sees an average of 172 sunny days per year, providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
Grand Rapids, Michigan gets 37 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
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 Grand Rapids. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Grand Rapids gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 129 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18
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 Grand Rapids is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Michigan.
9.3 / 3.9
Summer / Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Grand Rapids, while January and December are the least comfortable months.