Kentwood, MI Climate


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Kentwood, MI has a humid continental climate with warm to hot summers and cold winters. The average summer temperature hovers around 80°F, while the average winter temperature is near 30°F. Kentwood experiences precipitation throughout the year, with an average annual total of 35 inches. The area also experiences four distinct seasons with large variations in temperature between them. Summers are typically sunny and humid, while winters bring cloudy skies and snowfall on occasion.

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

Kentwood averages 72 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 Kentwood. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Kentwood gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 127 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 17
Rain: averages 37 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 72 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

9.2 Summer - 3.7 Winter
June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Kentwood, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateKentwood, MichiganUnited States
  37.0 in.38.1 in.
  71.6 in.27.8 in.
  126.8 days106.2 days
  158 days205 days
  82.1°85.8°
  16.7°21.7°
  6.67
  3.44.3
  689 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 Kentwood with an average high temperature of 82.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Michigan. In Kentwood, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Kentwood are June, August and July.
In Kentwood, there are 6.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Michigan.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Kentwood with an average of 16.7°. This is warmer than most places in Michigan.
In Kentwood, there are 138.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.
In Kentwood, there are 6.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.
Humidity in Kentwood is generally low and comfortable. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in August and July. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and June.
September is the wettest month in Kentwood 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 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 37.0 inches in Kentwood means that it is wetter than most places in Michigan.
January is the rainiest month in Kentwood with 13.3 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 126.8 rainy days annually in Kentwood, 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 71.6 inches in Kentwood means that it is snowier than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Kentwood with 21.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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