Average Weather in Three Rivers Michigan, United States
In Three Rivers, the summers are long and warm, the winters are freezing and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 18°F to 83°F and is rarely below 2°F or above 90°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 23 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 72°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 83°F and low of 63°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from November 30 to March 7, with an average daily high temperature below 42°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 18°F and high of 32°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Three Rivers, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Three Rivers begins around May 26 and lasts for 5.3 months, ending around November 4. On August 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 68% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 32% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 4 and lasts for 6.7 months, ending around May 26. On January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 67% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 33% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Three Rivers varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.6 months, from March 30 to October 19, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on July 22.
The drier season lasts 5.4 months, from October 19 to March 30. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on February 3.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Three Rivers changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 11 months, from February 3 to January 19. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 36% on July 22.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.1 weeks, from January 19 to February 3. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 9% on January 21.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Three Rivers experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Three Rivers. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 1, with an average total accumulation of 3.5 inches.
The least rain falls around January 29, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Three Rivers experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from November 15 to April 1, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 5, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.5 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from April 1 to November 15. The least snow falls around July 13, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Three Rivers varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 7 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 14 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:06 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 13 minutes later at 8:19 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:11 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 11 minutes later at 9:22 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Three Rivers during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Three Rivers experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from May 31 to September 21, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 10% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 1, with muggy conditions 39% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 9, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Three Rivers experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from October 5 to May 20, with average wind speeds of more than 5.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 20 to October 5. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Three Rivers varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.8 months, from April 21 to June 14 and for 3.2 months, from August 13 to November 20, with a peak percentage of 37% on November 14. The wind is most often from the west for 2.0 months, from June 14 to August 13 and for 5.0 months, from November 20 to April 21, with a peak percentage of 37% on July 20.
Three Rivers is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.7 months, from July 4 to September 26, with an average temperature above 64°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 12, with an average temperature of 72°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 5.0 months, from December 14 to May 13, with an average temperature below 43°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 5, with an average temperature of 35°F.
Average Water Temperature
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from May 5 to August 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 7.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 2 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 1.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Three Rivers are 41.944 deg latitude, -85.632 deg longitude, and 817 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Three Rivers contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 138 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 813 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (364 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (659 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Three Rivers is covered by artificial surfaces (54%), cropland (30%), and trees (16%), within 10 miles by cropland (71%) and trees (21%), and within 50 miles by cropland (68%) and trees (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Three Rivers, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Three Rivers.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Three Rivers according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Three Rivers is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Three Rivers and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Hree Rivers Municipal Dr Haines Airport (95%, 3.7 kilometers, northeast); Goshen Municipal Airport (2.1%, 47 kilometers, south); Michigan City Municipal Airport-Phillips Field (1.5%, 60 kilometers, southwest); and Ross Field-Twin Cities Airport (1.2%, 69 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .