Average Weather in Lake Odessa Michigan, United States
In Lake Odessa, the summers are warm and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, dry, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 17°F to 82°F and is rarely below 1°F or above 89°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Lake Odessa for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 24 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 82°F and low of 62°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 1 to March 9, with an average daily high temperature below 40°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 17°F and high of 30°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
In Lake Odessa, 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 Lake Odessa begins around May 19 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around November 3. On August 23, 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 3 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around May 19. On January 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 68% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 32% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Lake Odessa varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.0 months, from March 29 to October 29, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on August 5.
The drier season lasts 5.0 months, from October 29 to March 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on January 29.
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 Lake Odessa changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 11 months, from February 12 to January 7. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 34% on August 5.
Snow alone is the most common for 1.2 months, from January 7 to February 12. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 9% on January 15.
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. Lake Odessa experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Lake Odessa. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 31, with an average total accumulation of 3.2 inches.
The least rain falls around January 27, with an average total accumulation of 0.6 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. Lake Odessa experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 11 to April 9, 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 7, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.6 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 9 to November 11. The least snow falls around July 19, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Lake Odessa varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 2 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 20 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:01 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 17 minutes later at 8:18 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:06 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 17 minutes later at 9:23 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Lake Odessa 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
Lake Odessa experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from June 3 to September 19, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 9% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 28, with muggy conditions 35% 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 Lake Odessa experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from October 4 to May 20, with average wind speeds of more than 10.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 20 to October 4. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Lake Odessa varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 4.0 days, from September 6 to September 10, with a peak percentage of 31% on September 7. The wind is most often from the west for 12 months, from September 10 to September 6, with a peak percentage of 42% on January 1.
Lake Odessa 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 5 to September 26, with an average temperature above 64°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 11, with an average temperature of 71°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.9 months, from December 17 to May 15, with an average temperature below 42°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 5, with an average temperature of 35°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Lake Odessa throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Lake Odessa for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the second week of August.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Lake Odessa for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
The growing season in Lake Odessa typically lasts for 5.5 months (166 days), from around April 30 to around October 13, rarely starting before April 12 or after May 20, and rarely ending before September 25 or after October 31.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Lake Odessa should appear around April 20, only rarely appearing before April 7 or after May 4.
Growing Degree Days
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 3.4 months, from May 5 to August 18, 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 7.1 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 2.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 1.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lake Odessa are 42.785 deg latitude, -85.138 deg longitude, and 856 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lake Odessa is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 82 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 851 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (305 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (535 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lake Odessa is covered by cropland (79%) and artificial surfaces (13%), within 10 miles by cropland (92%), and within 50 miles by cropland (66%) and trees (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lake Odessa, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Lake Odessa.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lake Odessa 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 Lake Odessa is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lake Odessa and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (30%, 33 kilometers, west); Fitch H Beach Airport (27%, 36 kilometers, southeast); Lansing, Capital City Airport (19%, 46 kilometers, east); W K Kellogg Airport (15%, 54 kilometers, south); and Gratiot Community Airport (10%, 70 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .