Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area, Michigan 

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Climate in Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area, Michigan

Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area, Michigan gets 37 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area averages 66 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 163 sunny days per year in Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 136 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 37 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 66 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Michigan.

9.2 / 3.9

Summer   /   Winter
July, June and August are the most pleasant months in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Kalamazoo-Portage, MichiganUnited States
  37.3 in.38.1 in.
  66.3 in.27.8 in.
  136.4 days106.2 days
  163 days205 days
  83.0°85.8°
  17.2°21.7°
  6.67
  3.54.3
  811 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 Kalamazoo-Portage metro area with an average high temperature of 83.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Michigan. In the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area are June, August and September.


In the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area, there are 8.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Michigan.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area with an average of 17.2°. This is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area, there are 133.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area, there are 5.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


The humidity is usually comfortable in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area but some summer days can be muggy. August is the most humid month, though it is still relatively mild compared to many other places. The most humid months are August, July and June.


September is the wettest month in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area with 4.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 37.3 inches in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area means that it is one of the wettest places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area with 14.6 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 9.1 rainy days. There are 136.4 rainy days annually in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area, 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 66.3 inches in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area means that it is snowier than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area with 20.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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