Plainwell, Michigan 

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Climate in Plainwell, Michigan

Plainwell, Michigan gets 39 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Plainwell averages 75 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 Plainwell. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Plainwell gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 138 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 17
Rain: averages 39 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 75 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

6.6 / 10
June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Plainwell, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Plainwell, MichiganUnited States
  38.9 in.38.1 in.
  74.9 in.27.8 in.
  138.1 days106.2 days
  158 days205 days
  83.2°85.8°
  16.8°21.7°
  6.67
  3.44.3
  728 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 Plainwell with an average high temperature of 83.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Michigan. In Plainwell, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Plainwell are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Plainwell with an average of 16.8°. This is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In Plainwell, there are 9.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Michigan.


In Plainwell, there are 136.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In Plainwell, there are 5.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


September is the wettest month in Plainwell with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 38.9 inches in Plainwell means that it is one of the wettest places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in Plainwell with 14.8 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 138.1 rainy days annually in Plainwell, which is rainier than most 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 74.9 inches in Plainwell means that it is snowier than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Plainwell with 24.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Small town America, good schools, close to everyth - 10/1/2010
    Plainwell is just off US131 about 10 minutes north of Kalamazoo (pop 71,000) and 20 minutes south of Grand Rapids. Nice "class B" school with a high percentage going on... Read More

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