Kalkaska County, Michigan 

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Climate in Kalkaska County, Michigan

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

Kalkaska County averages 101 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 Kalkaska County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Kalkaska County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 147 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 12
Rain: averages 34 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 101 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Kalkaska County is 6.0 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Michigan.

6 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Kalkaska County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Kalkaska, MichiganUnited States
  33.8 in.38.1 in.
  100.5 in.27.8 in.
  147.3 days106.2 days
  165 days205 days
  79.9°85.8°
  11.7°21.7°
  67
  3.34.3
  1122 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 Kalkaska County with an average high temperature of 79.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Michigan. In Kalkaska County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Kalkaska County are August, July and June.


February has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Kalkaska County with an average of 11.1°. This is colder than most places in Michigan.


In Kalkaska County, there are 4.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Michigan.


In Kalkaska County, there are 170.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Michigan.


In Kalkaska County, there are 14.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Michigan.


September is the wettest month in Kalkaska County with 3.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.6 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 33.8 inches in Kalkaska County means that it is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in Kalkaska County with 15.8 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 10.0 rainy days. There are 147.3 rainy days annually in Kalkaska County, 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 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 100.5 inches in Kalkaska County means that it is snowier than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Kalkaska County with 28.0 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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