Sturgis, MI 

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Climate in Sturgis, MI

Sturgis, MI has a mild climate with generally warm summers and cool winters. In the summer months, temperatures average around 80 degrees Fahrenheit while in winter temperatures usually stay around 32 degrees Fahrenheit. The area typically receives an average of 33 inches of rain annually and about 42 inches of snowfall each year. Summers tend to remain relatively sunny with an average of 205 sunny days per year. Winters are mostly cloudy due to lake effect snow from nearby Lake Michigan.

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

Sturgis averages 37 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 176 sunny days per year in Sturgis. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sturgis gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 127 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 16
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 37 inches of snow a year


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

9.1 / 4.3

Summer   /   Winter
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Sturgis, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Sturgis, MichiganUnited States
  37.8 in.38.1 in.
  36.8 in.27.8 in.
  127.1 days106.2 days
  176 days205 days
  915 ft.2443 ft.


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 Sturgis with an average high temperature of 83.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Michigan. In Sturgis, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sturgis are June, August and September.

In Sturgis, there are 10.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Michigan.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sturgis with an average of 15.8°. This is about average compared to other places in Michigan.

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

In Sturgis, there are 7.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Michigan.

The humidity is usually comfortable in Sturgis but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.

August is the wettest month in Sturgis with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 37.8 inches in Sturgis means that it is one of the wettest places in Michigan.

December is the rainiest month in Sturgis with 12.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.2 rainy days. There are 127.1 rainy days annually in Sturgis, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 36.8 inches in Sturgis means that it is less snowy than most places in Michigan. December is the snowiest month in Sturgis with 11.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    A great place to live - 10/1/2008
    Sturgis is a great place to raise a family. It is a small community with great schools and leadership. Despite the economy people are investing in new ventures. We have... Read More

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