Selma, Michigan 

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Climate in Selma, Michigan

Selma, Michigan gets 34 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Selma averages 70 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 165 sunny days per year in Selma. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Selma gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 152 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 11
Rain: averages 34 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 70 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Selma is 6.1 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Michigan.

6.1 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Selma, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Selma, MichiganUnited States
  33.5 in.38.1 in.
  69.8 in.27.8 in.
  151.5 days106.2 days
  165 days205 days
  80.2°85.8°
  10.9°21.7°
  6.17
  3.34.3
  1354 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 Selma with an average high temperature of 80.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Michigan. In Selma, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Selma are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Selma with an average of 10.9°. This is colder than most places in Michigan.


In Selma, there are 3.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Michigan.


In Selma, there are 171.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Michigan.


In Selma, there are 16.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Michigan.


September is the wettest month in Selma with 3.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 33.5 inches in Selma means that it is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in Selma with 15.9 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 10.7 rainy days. There are 151.5 rainy days annually in Selma, which is one of the rainiest places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 69.8 inches in Selma means that it is snowier than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Selma with 17.2 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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