Lansing, Michigan 

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Climate in Lansing, Michigan

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

Lansing averages 46 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 175 sunny days per year in Lansing. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lansing gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 132 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 33 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 46 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lansing 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 Lansing, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lansing, MichiganUnited States
  33.1 in.38.1 in.
  46.1 in.27.8 in.
  131.5 days106.2 days
  175 days205 days
  82.3°85.8°
  16.5°21.7°
  6.77
  3.24.3
  853 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 Lansing with an average high temperature of 82.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Michigan. In Lansing, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lansing are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lansing with an average of 16.5°. This is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In Lansing, there are 7.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Michigan.


In Lansing, there are 132.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In Lansing, there are 6.5 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 Lansing with 3.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 33.1 inches in Lansing means that it is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in Lansing with 13.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 9.3 rainy days. There are 131.5 rainy days annually in Lansing, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 46.1 inches in Lansing means that it is about average compared to other places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Lansing with 13.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Lansing    26 Reviews
    Lansing Is really nice but a little caution - 9/25/2018
    This is a really nice place to live and people here are friendly there is a lot to do and a wide variety of different people and belief systems if you know where to look... Read More

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    Not a great town, but not awful either - 6/21/2017
    I moved here to go to MSU. If it weren't for my family and the school, I would definitely not have moved to Lansing. The roads are terrible, there are next to no... Read More

    Michigan Not for Me - 5/27/2017
    My wife and I have lived in Michigan, including Lansing, for about 7 years. Though it has a few positives, this state is one of the most depressing places we have ever... Read More


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