Zip 49503 (Grand Rapids, MI) 

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Climate in Zip 49503 (Grand Rapids, MI)

Grand Rapids (zip 49503), Michigan gets 37 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Grand Rapids (zip 49503) averages 64 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 160 sunny days per year in Grand Rapids (zip 49503). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Grand Rapids (zip 49503) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 127 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 18
Rain: averages 37 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 64 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 49503 zip code is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Michigan.

6.7 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in the 49503 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Grand Rapids, MichiganUnited States
  37.0 in.38.1 in.
  63.5 in.27.8 in.
  126.7 days106.2 days
  160 days205 days
  82.2°85.8°
  17.9°21.7°
  6.77
  3.44.3
  712 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 49503 zip code with an average high temperature of 82.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Michigan. In the 49503 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 49503 zip code are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 49503 zip code with an average of 17.9°. This is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In the 49503 zip code, there are 6.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Michigan.


In the 49503 zip code, there are 130.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In the 49503 zip code, there are 4.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


September is the wettest month in the 49503 zip code with 4.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 37.0 inches in the 49503 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Michigan.


January is the rainiest month in the 49503 zip code with 13.3 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 126.7 rainy days annually in the 49503 zip code, which is about average compared to other 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 63.5 inches in the 49503 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in the 49503 zip code with 18.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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