Detroit - Recent Annual Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the weather in Detroit, Michigan was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives data by year for temperature, precipitation and snowfall.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many really hot and cold days occurred each year. Then there's information on how much rain and snow actually landed during recent years, as well as how often Detroit had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Detroit Metro Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

Detroit temperature averages by year
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
61 44 2017 16 6
62 44 2016 17 7
60 42 2015 16 5
57 39 2014 14 4
58 41 2013 15 5
63 45 2012 17 7
60 43 2011 15 6
60 43 2010 16 6
Number of days each year when the temperature in Detroit dropped to 0 or 32 or below, or rose to at least 70 or 90 degrees Fahrenheit
0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
Year 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2 97 2017 154 7
1 113 2016 153 23
12 110 2015 149 10
13 133 2014 138 4
1 137 2013 146 7
0 107 2012 159 30
2 112 2011 136 23
0 116 2010 148 17

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Detroit during each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall or snowfall (when melted) amounted to 0.01 inches (0.254 millimeters) or more.

Total precipitation in Detroit
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
144 2017 35.5 902
65 2016 34.8 883
70 2015 30.4 771
73 2014 37.7 956
68 2013 39.9 1014
60 2012 27.1 689
82 2011 47.8 1213
63 2010 32.3 821

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Detroit and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
12 2017 43.3 110
14 2016 44.9 114
14 2015 50.8 129
22 2014 82.4 209
18 2013 53.8 137
12 2012 30.8 78
17 2011 66.3 168
12 2010 45.4 115
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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