Grand Rapids, Wisconsin 

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Climate in Grand Rapids, Wisconsin

Grand Rapids, Wisconsin gets 32 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 189 sunny days per year in Grand Rapids. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Grand Rapids gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 7
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 45 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Grand Rapids is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Wisconsin.

9.2 / 3.9

Summer   /   Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Grand Rapids, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Grand Rapids, WisconsinUnited States
  31.8 in.38.1 in.
  45.2 in.27.8 in.
  116.9 days106.2 days
  189 days205 days
  81.9°85.8°
  6.6°21.7°
  6.57
  3.34.3
  1010 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 Grand Rapids with an average high temperature of 81.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Wisconsin. In Grand Rapids, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Grand Rapids are June, August and July.


In Grand Rapids, there are 7.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Wisconsin.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Grand Rapids with an average of 6.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Wisconsin.


In Grand Rapids, there are 165.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Wisconsin.


In Grand Rapids, there are 25.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Wisconsin.


Humidity in Grand Rapids is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.


June is the wettest month in Grand Rapids with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 38% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 31.8 inches in Grand Rapids means that it is drier than most places in Wisconsin.


May is the rainiest month in Grand Rapids with 11.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 116.9 rainy days annually in Grand Rapids, which is rainier than most places in Wisconsin. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 45.2 inches in Grand Rapids means that it is snowier than most places in Wisconsin. December is the snowiest month in Grand Rapids with 13.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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