Average Annual Precipitation for Michigan





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, communities and other locations around Michigan.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. There is also a count of the number of days with wet weather, when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: The Thumb & Southeast Michigan, West & Mid-Michigan, Northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula.

The Thumb & Southeast Michigan

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
125 Adrian 36.7 932
166 Ann Arbor 38.3 972
111 Bay City 33.1 841
127 Dearborn 35.1 890
136 Detroit 34.3 872
138 Flint 32.0 812
140 Harbor Beach 34.0 863
134 Midland 33.4 849
140 Port Huron 34.9 886
122 Saginaw 34.0 863

West & Mid-Michigan

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
138 Battle Creek 34.4 875
145 Benton Harbor 35.0 889
149 Grand Rapids 39.4 1001
146 Holland 34.8 883
133 Jackson 32.2 818
138 Lansing 33.3 847
143 Muskegon 35.1 891
147 Niles 41.7 1059

Northern Michigan

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
145 Alpena 29.7 754
162 Cadillac 35.2 893
153 Cheboygan 32.0 812
123 East Tawas 32.3 820
133 Frankfort 34.3 872
146 Gaylord 36.9 938
138 Harrisville 29.1 740
136 Houghton Lake 32.4 823
161 Petoskey 34.2 869
146 Traverse City  29.1 740

Upper Peninsula

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
131 De Tour Village 31.9 809
120 Escanaba 28.8 733
104 Iron Mountain 20.8 527
169 Ironwood 37.4 949
152 Marquette 30.2 767
176 Munising 39.9 1012
165 Sault Ste Marie 34.5 875
177 Whitefish Point 32.8 834
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

Michigan Precipitation
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