Portage, MI has a continental climate, which generally means it experiences warm summers and cold winters. The summer months typically range from mild to hot temperatures with humid conditions and frequent rain showers. Winters can become quite cold, with the average January temperature around 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Though snowfall is common during the winter months, temperatures rarely drop below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Throughout the year, Portage enjoys ample sunshine and moderate precipitation averages for Michigan's Lower Peninsula.
Portage, Michigan gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Portage averages 47 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 159 sunny days per year in Portage. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Portage gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 139 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 47 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Portage is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Michigan.
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Summer / Winter
June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Portage, while January and December are the least comfortable months.