Oakland County, Michigan 

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Climate in Oakland County, Michigan

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

Oakland County averages 37 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 178 sunny days per year in Oakland County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Oakland County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 128 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 16
Rain: averages 33 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 37 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Oakland, MichiganUnited States
  32.5 in.38.1 in.
  36.7 in.27.8 in.
  127.8 days106.2 days
  178 days205 days
  82.2°85.8°
  16.2°21.7°
  6.87
  3.24.3
  932 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 Oakland County with an average high temperature of 82.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Michigan. In Oakland County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Oakland County are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Oakland County with an average of 16.2°. This is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In Oakland County, there are 5.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


In Oakland County, there are 138.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In Oakland County, there are 5.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


June is the wettest month in Oakland County with 3.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 32.5 inches in Oakland County means that it is drier than most places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in Oakland County with 12.4 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.5 rainy days. There are 127.8 rainy days annually in Oakland County, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Spring 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 36.7 inches in Oakland County means that it is less snowy than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in Oakland County with 10.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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