Grand Traverse County, Michigan 

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Climate in Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Grand Traverse County, Michigan gets 33 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Grand Traverse County averages 118 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 165 sunny days per year in Grand Traverse County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Grand Traverse County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 143 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15
Rain: averages 33 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 118 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Grand Traverse County is 6.1 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Michigan.

9.3 / 3

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

Climate Averages
  Grand Traverse, MichiganUnited States
  33.3 in.38.1 in.
  117.6 in.27.8 in.
  143.4 days106.2 days
  165 days205 days
  80.4°85.8°
  14.6°21.7°
  6.17
  3.24.3
  901 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 Traverse County with an average high temperature of 80.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Michigan. In Grand Traverse County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Grand Traverse County are August, June and July.


In Grand Traverse County, there are 4.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Michigan.


February has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Grand Traverse County with an average of 14.4°. This is colder than most places in Michigan.


In Grand Traverse County, there are 155.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Michigan.


In Grand Traverse County, there are 7.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Michigan.


Humidity in Grand Traverse County 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.


September is the wettest month in Grand Traverse County with 3.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.5 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 33.3 inches in Grand Traverse County means that it is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


January is the rainiest month in Grand Traverse County with 16.6 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. There are 143.4 rainy days annually in Grand Traverse County, which is rainier than most places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 117.6 inches in Grand Traverse County means that it is one of the snowiest places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Grand Traverse County with 35.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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