Average Weather in Manton Michigan, United States
In Manton, the summers are warm and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, snowy, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 12°F to 80°F and is rarely below -5°F or above 88°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Manton for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 25 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 80°F and low of 57°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 29 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature below 37°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 12°F and high of 26°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
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In Manton, 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 Manton begins around April 29 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around November 3. On August 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 67% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 33% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 3 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around April 29. On January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 75% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 25% 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 Manton varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.6 months, from April 4 to November 23, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on September 22.
The drier season lasts 4.4 months, from November 23 to April 4. The smallest chance of a wet day is 15% 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 Manton changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 9.2 months, from March 6 to December 12. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 35% on September 22.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.8 months, from December 12 to March 6. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 13% on January 11.
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. Manton experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from February 18 to January 7, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 20, with an average total accumulation of 3.1 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.4 months, from January 7 to February 18. The least rain falls around February 4, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 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. Manton experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from October 30 to April 24, 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 3, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.7 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from April 24 to October 30. The least snow falls around June 30, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Manton varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 50 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:56 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 27 minutes later at 8:23 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:02 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 28 minutes later at 9:30 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Manton 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
Manton experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from June 6 to September 17, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 5% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 30, with muggy conditions 21% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 3, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Manton experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from October 8 to May 11, with average wind speeds of more than 9.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.9 months, from May 11 to October 8. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Manton varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 2.6 months, from February 23 to May 12, with a peak percentage of 34% on March 8. The wind is most often from the south for 1.3 months, from May 12 to June 21 and for 2.9 months, from August 18 to November 15, with a peak percentage of 35% on September 17. The wind is most often from the west for 1.9 months, from June 21 to August 18 and for 3.3 months, from November 15 to February 23, with a peak percentage of 37% on July 18.
Manton 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 2.4 months, from July 12 to September 26, with an average temperature above 61°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 15, with an average temperature of 68°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 5.0 months, from December 19 to May 20, with an average temperature below 41°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 9, with an average temperature of 35°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Manton 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 Manton for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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 Manton for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Manton typically lasts for 4.2 months (130 days), from around May 20 to around September 27, rarely starting before May 3 or after June 8, and rarely ending before September 10 or after October 13.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Manton should appear around April 30, only rarely appearing before April 19 or after May 14.
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 3.5 months, from May 5 to August 19, 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 3.5 months, from October 30 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 1.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Manton are 44.411 deg latitude, -85.399 deg longitude, and 1,181 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Manton contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 292 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,164 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (748 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,234 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Manton is covered by artificial surfaces (43%), trees (29%), and cropland (25%), within 10 miles by trees (71%) and cropland (14%), and within 50 miles by trees (61%) and cropland (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Manton, 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 Manton.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Manton 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 Manton is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Manton and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Wexford County Airport (69%, 14 kilometers, south); Cherry Capital Airport (14%, 40 kilometers, north); Roscommon County-Blodgett Memorial Airport (9%, 58 kilometers, east); and Grayling, Grayling Army Airfield (8%, 61 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .