Ironwood, Michigan 

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Climate in Ironwood, Michigan

Ironwood, Michigan gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Ironwood averages 166 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 184 sunny days per year in Ironwood. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Ironwood gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 143 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 76 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 2
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 166 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Ironwood is 5.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Michigan.

5.5 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Ironwood, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Ironwood, MichiganUnited States
  35.5 in.38.1 in.
  166.2 in.27.8 in.
  143.3 days106.2 days
  184 days205 days
  76.2°85.8°
  2.4°21.7°
  5.57
  3.34.3
  1506 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 Ironwood with an average high temperature of 76.2°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Michigan. In Ironwood, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ironwood are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Ironwood with an average of 2.4°. This is one of the coldest places in Michigan.


In Ironwood, there are 1.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Michigan.


In Ironwood, there are 184.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Michigan.


In Ironwood, there are 38.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Michigan.


September is the wettest month in Ironwood with 4.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 35.5 inches in Ironwood means that it is wetter than most places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in Ironwood with 14.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 10.3 rainy days. There are 143.3 rainy days annually in Ironwood, which is rainier than most places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 166.2 inches in Ironwood means that it is one of the snowiest places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Ironwood with 40.7 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Ironwood    3 Reviews
    Ideal retirement location - 4/21/2011
    Have lived here 7 years. Moved here from a large Midwestern city. Wonderful place to retire if you like fairly long winters and don't mind 150+ inches of snow every... Read More

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    The big snow country.... - 3/28/2009
    It is called the big snow country for a reason. It snows...a lot...and gets very chilly. The winters last a good 6-7 months. If you like to ski, ice fish, snowmobile, or... Read More

    Great Place to Live!! - 10/29/2008
    The western U.P. is amazing. There's the obvious attractions like ski areas and the world's tallest fiberglass Native American statue, but walking on the shores of Lake... Read More


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