Monroe County, Michigan 

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Climate in Monroe County, Michigan

Monroe County, Michigan gets 35 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Monroe County averages 36 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 180 sunny days per year in Monroe County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Monroe County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 124 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 35 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 36 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Monroe County is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Michigan.

6.8 / 10
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Monroe County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Monroe, MichiganUnited States
  34.7 in.38.1 in.
  36.3 in.27.8 in.
  124.3 days106.2 days
  180 days205 days
  83.8°85.8°
  17.2°21.7°
  6.87
  3.64.3
  637 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 Monroe County with an average high temperature of 83.8°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Michigan. In Monroe County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Monroe County are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Monroe County with an average of 17.2°. This is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In Monroe County, there are 9.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Michigan.


In Monroe County, there are 133.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In Monroe County, there are 4.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


August is the wettest month in Monroe County with 3.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 34.7 inches in Monroe County means that it is wetter than most places in Michigan.


April is the rainiest month in Monroe County with 11.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.1 rainy days. There are 124.3 rainy days annually in Monroe County, which is less rainy than most places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 36.3 inches in Monroe County means that it is less snowy than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Monroe County with 11.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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