Average Weather in Boyne City Michigan, United States
In Boyne City, 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 13°F to 79°F and is rarely below -3°F or above 87°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 26 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 68°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 79°F and low of 59°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from December 1 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature below 37°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 13°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
In Boyne City, 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 Boyne City begins around April 30 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around November 3. On August 8, 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 5.9 months, ending around April 30. On January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 77% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 23% 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 Boyne City varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.3 months, from April 12 to November 21, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on September 22.
The drier season lasts 4.7 months, from November 21 to April 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 15% on February 18.
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 Boyne City changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 9.1 months, from March 9 to December 10. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 36% on September 22.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.9 months, from December 10 to March 9. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 15% on January 3.
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. Boyne City experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 10 months, from February 22 to January 3, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 23, with an average total accumulation of 3.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.7 months, from January 3 to February 22. The least rain falls around February 4, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 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. Boyne City experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from November 3 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 0.8 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 24 to November 3. The least snow falls around July 15, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Boyne City varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 44 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:51 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 32 minutes later at 8:23 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:57 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 34 minutes later at 9:31 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Boyne City 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
Boyne City experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from June 6 to September 18, 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 20% 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 Boyne City experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from September 27 to April 28, with average wind speeds of more than 5.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.0 months, from April 28 to September 27. The calmest day of the year is July 28, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Boyne City varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 2.2 months, from February 28 to May 4, with a peak percentage of 32% on March 8. The wind is most often from the west for 9.9 months, from May 4 to February 28, with a peak percentage of 39% on January 1.
Boyne City 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 2.5 months, from July 11 to September 26, with an average temperature above 60°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 14, with an average temperature of 67°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 5.1 months, from December 17 to May 19, with an average temperature below 41°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 7, with an average temperature of 34°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 3.5 months, from May 5 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 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 3.5 months, from October 28 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 1.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Boyne City are 45.217 deg latitude, -85.014 deg longitude, and 741 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Boyne City contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 427 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 711 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (741 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (981 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Boyne City is covered by trees (35%), cropland (26%), water (20%), and artificial surfaces (16%), within 10 miles by trees (57%) and cropland (22%), and within 50 miles by trees (45%) and water (37%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Boyne City, 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 Boyne City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Boyne City 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 Boyne City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Boyne City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Charlevoix Municipal Airport (33%, 23 kilometers, northwest); Harbor Springs Airport (29%, 25 kilometers, north); Antrim County Airport (22%, 30 kilometers, southwest); and Gaylord Regional Airport (15%, 33 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .