Zip 48178 (South Lyon, MI) 

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Climate in Zip 48178 (South Lyon, MI)

South Lyon (zip 48178), Michigan gets 35 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

South Lyon (zip 48178) averages 42 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 180 sunny days per year in South Lyon (zip 48178). The US average is 205 sunny days.

South Lyon (zip 48178) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 135 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 35 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 42 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 48178 zip code is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Michigan.

6.7 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the 48178 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  South Lyon, MichiganUnited States
  34.8 in.38.1 in.
  41.5 in.27.8 in.
  135.2 days106.2 days
  180 days205 days
  81.8°85.8°
  15.8°21.7°
  6.77
  3.24.3
  902 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 48178 zip code with an average high temperature of 81.8°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Michigan. In the 48178 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 48178 zip code are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 48178 zip code with an average of 15.8°. This is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


In the 48178 zip code, there are 5.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Michigan.


In the 48178 zip code, there are 141.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


In the 48178 zip code, there are 5.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Michigan.


June is the wettest month in the 48178 zip code with 3.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 34.8 inches in the 48178 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Michigan.


December is the rainiest month in the 48178 zip code with 13.6 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.6 rainy days. There are 135.2 rainy days annually in the 48178 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 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 41.5 inches in the 48178 zip code means that it is less snowy than most places in Michigan. January is the snowiest month in the 48178 zip code with 11.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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