West Ishpeming, Michigan 

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Climate in West Ishpeming, Michigan

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

West Ishpeming averages 157 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 186 sunny days per year in West Ishpeming. The US average is 205 sunny days.

West Ishpeming 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 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 4
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 157 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for West Ishpeming is 5.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Michigan.

5.5 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in West Ishpeming, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  West Ishpeming, MichiganUnited States
  32.2 in.38.1 in.
  156.7 in.27.8 in.
  151.9 days106.2 days
  186 days205 days
  77.6°85.8°
  3.9°21.7°
  5.57
  3.14.3
  1440 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 West Ishpeming with an average high temperature of 77.6°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Michigan. In West Ishpeming, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for West Ishpeming are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for West Ishpeming with an average of 3.9°. This is one of the coldest places in Michigan.


In West Ishpeming, there are 2.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Michigan.


In West Ishpeming, there are 193.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Michigan.


In West Ishpeming, there are 32.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Michigan.


October is the wettest month in West Ishpeming with 3.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.5 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 30% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 32.2 inches in West Ishpeming means that it is drier than most places in Michigan.


January is the rainiest month in West Ishpeming with 16.0 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 10.6 rainy days. There are 151.9 rainy days annually in West Ishpeming, which is one of the rainiest places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 156.7 inches in West Ishpeming means that it is one of the snowiest places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in West Ishpeming with 34.5 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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