Jackson Metro Area, Michigan 

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Climate in Jackson Metro Area, Michigan

Jackson Metro Area, Michigan gets 34 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Jackson Metro Area averages 39 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 179 sunny days per year in Jackson Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Jackson Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 126 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 34 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 39 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Jackson metro area 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 the Jackson metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Jackson, MichiganUnited States
  34.2 in.38.1 in.
  38.6 in.27.8 in.
  125.8 days106.2 days
  179 days205 days
  82.3°85.8°
  15.6°21.7°
  6.87
  3.24.3
  984 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 the Jackson metro area with an average high temperature of 82.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Michigan. In the Jackson metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Jackson metro area are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Jackson metro area with an average of 15.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


In the Jackson metro area, there are 6.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


In the Jackson metro area, there are 139.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In the Jackson metro area, there are 6.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


September is the wettest month in the Jackson metro area with 3.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 34.2 inches in the Jackson metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in the Jackson metro area with 12.2 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.4 rainy days. There are 125.8 rainy days annually in the Jackson metro area, which is less rainy than most 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 38.6 inches in the Jackson metro area means that it is less snowy than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in the Jackson metro area with 12.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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