Odessa, MI Climate


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United States / Michigan / No Metro Area / Ionia County / Odessa / Zip Codes
Odessa, MI enjoys a pleasant climate with cooler temperatures in the summer and warmer temperatures in the winter. Average high temperatures range from 22°F during the coldest winter months to 81°F in the warmest summer months. The city receives an average of 33 inches of precipitation a year with an average snowfall of 9 inches annually. In spring and fall, mild temperatures make for comfortable days and nights, perfect for outdoor activities.

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

Odessa averages 53 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 167 sunny days per year in Odessa. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Odessa gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 124 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 16
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 53 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

9.3 Summer - 4 Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Odessa, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateOdessa, MichiganUnited States
  35.7 in.38.1 in.
  52.5 in.27.8 in.
  123.8 days106.2 days
  167 days205 days
  82.0°85.8°
  16.0°21.7°
  6.67
  3.44.3
  855 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 Odessa with an average high temperature of 82.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Michigan. In Odessa, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Odessa are June, August and July.
In Odessa, 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 Odessa with an average of 16.0°. This is warmer than most places in Michigan.
In Odessa, there are 141.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.
In Odessa, there are 6.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.
Humidity in Odessa 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 Odessa with 3.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 35.7 inches in Odessa means that it is wetter than most places in Michigan.
December is the rainiest month in Odessa with 12.4 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. There are 123.8 rainy days annually in Odessa, which is less rainy than most places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 52.5 inches in Odessa means that it is about average compared to other places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Odessa with 15.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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