Sterling Heights, Michigan 

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Climate in Sterling Heights, Michigan

Sterling Heights, Michigan gets 33 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Sterling Heights averages 32 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 180 sunny days per year in Sterling Heights. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sterling Heights 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 33 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 32 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Sterling Heights is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Michigan.

6.9 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Sterling Heights, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Sterling Heights, MichiganUnited States
  33.0 in.38.1 in.
  31.7 in.27.8 in.
  124.8 days106.2 days
  180 days205 days
  82.8°85.8°
  18.5°21.7°
  6.97
  3.24.3
  614 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 Sterling Heights with an average high temperature of 82.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Michigan. In Sterling Heights, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sterling Heights are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sterling Heights with an average of 18.5°. This is one of the warmest places in Michigan.


In Sterling Heights, there are 7.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Michigan.


In Sterling Heights, there are 126.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Michigan.


In Sterling Heights, there are 2.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Michigan.


September is the wettest month in Sterling Heights with 3.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 33.0 inches in Sterling Heights means that it is drier than most places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in Sterling Heights with 11.9 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. There are 124.8 rainy days annually in Sterling Heights, which is less rainy than most places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Summer 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 31.7 inches in Sterling Heights means that it is one of the least snowy places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Sterling Heights with 9.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Sterling Heights    10 Reviews
    Need a car - 11/22/2009
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    Warren consoladated school district - 6/30/2008
    Appears controversial toward its punishment of Afro-American students who get in trouble at school in Sterling Heights. They seem more eager to enforce the zero... Read More

    Moving out! - 1/6/2008
    I like Sterling Heights, but overall MI needs a makeover. We're moving away as soon as we... Read More


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