Average Weather in Newberry Michigan, United States
In Newberry, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, snowy, windy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 10°F to 77°F and is rarely below -7°F or above 86°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Newberry for warm-weather activities is from early July to early September.
The warm season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 28 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 67°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 77°F and low of 56°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from December 1 to March 14, with an average daily high temperature below 35°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 10°F and high of 25°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 Newberry, 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 Newberry begins around May 4 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around November 4. 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 4 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around May 4. On January 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 78% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 22% 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 Newberry varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.7 months, from May 3 to December 26, 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 4.3 months, from December 26 to May 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 15% on February 19.
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 Newberry changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.7 months, from March 12 to December 3. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 36% on September 22.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.3 months, from December 3 to March 12. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 18% on January 4.
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. Newberry experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.7 months, from March 4 to December 26, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 25, with an average total accumulation of 3.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from December 26 to March 4. The least rain falls around February 5, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 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. Newberry experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from October 27 to April 27, 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 0.9 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from April 27 to October 27. The least snow falls around July 22, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Newberry varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 36 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 48 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:49 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 37 minutes later at 8:26 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:55 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 43 minutes later at 9:38 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Newberry during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Newberry experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from June 6 to September 23, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 6% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 31, with muggy conditions 23% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 17, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Newberry experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from October 3 to April 19, with average wind speeds of more than 8.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.5 months, from April 19 to October 3. The calmest day of the year is July 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Newberry varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 3.5 months, from February 16 to May 30, with a peak percentage of 38% on April 17. The wind is most often from the south for 5.5 months, from May 30 to November 15, with a peak percentage of 40% on September 5. The wind is most often from the west for 3.0 months, from November 15 to February 16, with a peak percentage of 38% on January 1.
Newberry 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 2.1 months, from July 23 to September 27, with an average temperature above 56°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 23, with an average temperature of 62°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 5.2 months, from December 17 to May 22, with an average temperature below 40°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 9, with an average temperature of 34°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Newberry 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 Newberry for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to early September, with a peak score in the first 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 Newberry for hot-weather activities is from mid 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 Newberry typically lasts for 4.5 months (138 days), from around May 20 to around October 5, rarely starting before April 29 or after June 8, and rarely ending before September 14 or after October 26.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Newberry should appear around May 12, only rarely appearing before April 28 or after May 26.
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 3.6 months, from May 2 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 29, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 28 to February 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 1.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Newberry are 46.355 deg latitude, -85.510 deg longitude, and 735 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Newberry contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 184 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 759 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (384 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (689 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Newberry is covered by herbaceous vegetation (51%), trees (26%), and artificial surfaces (22%), within 10 miles by herbaceous vegetation (55%) and trees (39%), and within 50 miles by water (47%) and trees (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Newberry, 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 Newberry.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Newberry 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 Newberry is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Newberry and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Luce County Airport (91%, 6 kilometers, southeast); Schoolcraft County Airport (4.2%, 66 kilometers, southwest); Munising, Munising Lakeshore Observation (2.8%, 88 kilometers, west); and Caribou Island, Ont. (1.9%, 112 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .