Bay County, Michigan 

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Climate in Bay County, Michigan

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

Bay County averages 42 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 170 sunny days per year in Bay County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bay County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 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 Highs & Lows

Summer High: the July high is around 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Bay County ranks 44/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


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.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Bay, MichiganUnited States
  32.3 in.38.1 in.
  41.6 in.27.8 in.
  119.5 days106.2 days
  170 days205 days
  82.0°85.8°
  13.5°21.7°
  4454
  3.34.3
  632 ft.2443 ft.

July is the hottest month for Bay County with an average high temperature of 82.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Michigan. In Bay County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bay County are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bay County with an average of 13.5°. This is colder than most places in Michigan.


In Bay County, there are 6.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Michigan.


In Bay County, there are 149.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Michigan.


In Bay County, there are 8.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Michigan.


September is the wettest month in Bay County with 3.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season.


The annual rainfall of 32.3 inches in Bay County means that it is drier than most places in Michigan.


An annual snowfall of 41.6 inches in Bay County means that it is less snowy than most places in Michigan.



January is the snowiest month in Bay County with 12.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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