Lapeer, MI 

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Climate in Lapeer, MI

Lapeer, MI has a humid continental climate with cold, snowy winters and warm summers. The average high temperature in the summer months is around 77 °F (25°C) and the average low temperatures in the winter reach below 20 °F (-7°C). The area receives an average of 32 inches of precipitation every year, with most of it falling in spring and summer. Winters are generally cloudy with occasional snowfall. Lapeer is known for its extreme weather swings as temperatures can vary greatly from day to day or even hour to hour.

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

Lapeer averages 35 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 168 sunny days per year in Lapeer. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lapeer gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 118 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 15
Rain: averages 33 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 35 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lapeer is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Michigan.

9.3 / 4.3

Summer   /   Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Lapeer, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lapeer, MichiganUnited States
  33.2 in.38.1 in.
  35.0 in.27.8 in.
  118.1 days106.2 days
  168 days205 days
  856 ft.2443 ft.


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 Lapeer with an average high temperature of 81.9°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Michigan. In Lapeer, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lapeer are June, August and July.

In Lapeer, there are 4.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Michigan.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lapeer with an average of 14.8°. This is about average compared to other places in Michigan.

In Lapeer, there are 148.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Michigan.

In Lapeer, there are 6.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.

Humidity in Lapeer is generally low and comfortable. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in July and August. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.

September is the wettest month in Lapeer with 3.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 33.2 inches in Lapeer means that it is about average compared to other places in Michigan.

December is the rainiest month in Lapeer with 11.1 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.4 rainy days. There are 118.1 rainy days annually in Lapeer, which is one of the least rainy places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Winter when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 35.0 inches in Lapeer means that it is less snowy than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Lapeer with 10.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Lapeer    3 Reviews
    I love Lapeer - 3/13/2020
    I grew up in Lapeer in the summers of the 1950s. I retired to Florida, but now I am ready to admit my mistake and go back. I love... Read More

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    Smallish town life with everything you need - 2/10/2012
    I've lived in Lapeer for 17 years now and it is a great place to raise a family. It's got everything you need on a regular basis, shopping, grocery stores and... Read More

    Lapeer - 11/19/2008
    Small town atmosphere, very few jobs available, mostly small manufacturing jobs and retail. Economic downfall, city relies mostly on automotive manufacturing in major... Read More

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