Zip 49002 (Portage, MI) 

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Climate in Zip 49002 (Portage, MI)

Portage (zip 49002), Michigan gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Portage (zip 49002) averages 47 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 161 sunny days per year in Portage (zip 49002). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Portage (zip 49002) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 139 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 47 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 49002 zip code is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Michigan.

6.7 / 10
July, June and August are the most pleasant months in the 49002 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Portage, MichiganUnited States
  36.2 in.38.1 in.
  47.1 in.27.8 in.
  139.0 days106.2 days
  161 days205 days
  83.7°85.8°
  17.1°21.7°
  6.77
  3.44.3
  852 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 49002 zip code with an average high temperature of 83.7°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Michigan. In the 49002 zip code, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 49002 zip code are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 49002 zip code with an average of 17.1°. This is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In the 49002 zip code, there are 9.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Michigan.


In the 49002 zip code, there are 132.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In the 49002 zip code, there are 5.1 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 49002 zip code with 4.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.2 inches in the 49002 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in the 49002 zip code with 14.5 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 9.6 rainy days. There are 139.0 rainy days annually in the 49002 zip code, which is rainier than most places in Michigan. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 47.1 inches in the 49002 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Michigan. December is the snowiest month in the 49002 zip code with 13.8 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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