Rochester, Michigan 

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Climate in Rochester, Michigan

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

Rochester averages 33 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 175 sunny days per year in Rochester. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rochester 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 33 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Rochester is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Michigan.

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

Climate Averages
  Rochester, MichiganUnited States
  32.2 in.38.1 in.
  32.7 in.27.8 in.
  124.7 days106.2 days
  175 days205 days
  82.2°85.8°
  15.7°21.7°
  6.87
  3.24.3
  755 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 Rochester with an average high temperature of 82.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Michigan. In Rochester, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Rochester are June, August and July.


In Rochester, there are 5.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Rochester with an average of 15.7°. This is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


In Rochester, there are 141.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In Rochester, there are 5.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


Humidity in Rochester 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 Rochester with 3.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.8 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 32.2 inches in Rochester means that it is drier than most places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in Rochester with 11.9 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.2 rainy days. There are 124.7 rainy days annually in Rochester, which is less rainy than most places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 32.7 inches in Rochester means that it is one of the least snowy places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Rochester with 9.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Rochester    2 Reviews
    Weather - 4/16/2011
    The winters are very cold and some snow days can be quite challenging. The summers are great with very little humidty and... Read More

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    Over-crowded - 11/28/2009
    Back in the 1970's and early 1980's, Rochester was a nice quiet little town that people lived in to get away from the craziness of other areas in Oakland and Macomb... Read More


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