Michigan State has a moderate climate with all four seasons. Winters can be cold and snowy, with temperatures that often drop into the twenties and thirties and accumulations of snow that reach up to six feet in some parts of the state. Summers tend to be mild with temperatures in the sixties and seventies. Spring brings warm days but can also bring thunderstorms which can sometimes cause flooding. Autumn brings pleasant days with cool nights, gradually transitioning to winter by the end of November. As Michigan is located just north of Lake Michigan, there are noticeably more cloudy days than in other parts of the country during spring and summer months.
Michigan, Michigan gets 34 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Michigan averages 64 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 170 sunny days per year in Michigan. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Michigan gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 131 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14
Rain: averages 34 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 64 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Michigan's annual BestPlaces Comfort Index of 6.5 (10=best) indicates it is less comfortable than most states in the United States.
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Summer / Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the state of Michigan, while January and December are the least comfortable months.