Midland, Michigan 

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Climate in Midland, Michigan

Midland, Michigan has a moderate climate that is slightly warmer than the rest of the state. The summers are hot and humid with temperatures typically in the 80s while winters are cold and snowy with temperatures typically in the 20s. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, although snowfall can be heavy during winter months. The area also receives plenty of sunshine, making outdoor activities enjoyable year-round.

Midland, Michigan gets 32 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Midland averages 41 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 169 sunny days per year in Midland. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Midland gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 125 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 41 inches of snow a year


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

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

Climate Averages
  Midland, MichiganUnited States
  32.0 in.38.1 in.
  40.9 in.27.8 in.
  124.5 days106.2 days
  169 days205 days
  627 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 Midland with an average high temperature of 83.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Michigan. In Midland, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Midland are June, August and July.

In Midland, there are 7.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Michigan.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Midland with an average of 13.6°. This is colder than most places in Michigan.

In Midland, there are 147.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.

In Midland, there are 8.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Michigan.

Humidity in Midland 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 Midland with 3.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.6 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 29% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 32.0 inches in Midland means that it is drier than most places in Michigan.

November is the rainiest month in Midland with 11.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 124.5 rainy days annually in Midland, which is less rainy than most places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Winter when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 40.9 inches in Midland means that it is less snowy than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Midland with 12.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Midland    21 Reviews
    People here suck but it looks nice - 8/19/2021
    I’ve been here a couple months. Everything is beautiful, but the people here are god awful cheap. Don’t know if the people here are all lazy or what, but working here... Read More

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    Horrible city - 6/7/2021
    I've lived here for 3 years, originally from Port Huron. Moved here because of the beauty, bad idea. The people are snobby and they raise their kids to be as well. I've... Read More

    Many Wonderful Attributes for a city of 40,000 - 7/31/2019
    I grew up in Midland and lived there up until I went to college, and now I am back 30 years later. While I agree that if you are looking for a very vibrant place with... Read More

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