Ypsilanti, Michigan 

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Climate in Ypsilanti, Michigan

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

Ypsilanti averages 45 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 178 sunny days per year in Ypsilanti. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Ypsilanti gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 140 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 34 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 45 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Ypsilanti is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Michigan.

6.6 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Ypsilanti, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Ypsilanti, MichiganUnited States
  33.7 in.38.1 in.
  45.4 in.27.8 in.
  139.8 days106.2 days
  178 days205 days
  83.4°85.8°
  15.7°21.7°
  6.67
  3.34.3
  725 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 Ypsilanti with an average high temperature of 83.4°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Michigan. In Ypsilanti, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ypsilanti are June, August and September.


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


In Ypsilanti, there are 7.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Michigan.


In Ypsilanti, there are 145.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


In Ypsilanti, there are 6.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


June is the wettest month in Ypsilanti with 3.6 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 33.7 inches in Ypsilanti means that it is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in Ypsilanti with 14.4 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.7 rainy days. There are 139.8 rainy days annually in Ypsilanti, which is rainier than most 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 45.4 inches in Ypsilanti means that it is about average compared to other places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Ypsilanti with 13.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Ypsilanti    8 Reviews
    Chalk and Cheese - 5/10/2011
    I spent most of my childhood in Ypsi. If you are thinking of moving there on the basis of its close proximity to Ann Arbor - don't be duped. Ann Arbor is a lovely town... Read More

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    Just ok - 4/13/2010
    I have been in Michigan all my life. I was born in Detroit and moved to Ypsilanti to raise my family. Ypsi is about 35 minutes outside of Detroit and it's nice to... Read More

    Crime, crime everywhere - 8/2/2008
    Ypsilanti appears to be a safe college town, but upon closer look it is evident that it is a crime-ridden city. Be safe, never travel alone during the night or early... Read More


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