Average Weather in Midland Michigan, United States
In Midland, the summers are warm; the winters are freezing, dry, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 16°F to 82°F and is rarely below -0°F or above 90°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Midland for warm-weather activities is from mid 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 72°F. The hottest day of the year is July 18, with an average high of 82°F and low of 60°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 29 to March 10, with an average daily high temperature below 40°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 16°F and high of 29°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 Midland, 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 Midland begins around May 26 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around October 28. On August 8, 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 October 28 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around May 26. On January 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 66% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 34% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Midland varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.6 months, from March 29 to October 18, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on July 31.
The drier season lasts 5.4 months, from October 18 to March 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 14% on February 2.
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 Midland changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 10 months, from February 21 to December 31. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 34% on July 31.
Snow alone is the most common for 1.7 months, from January 1 to February 21. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 9% 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. Midland experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Midland. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 9, with an average total accumulation of 3.0 inches.
The least rain falls around January 27, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 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. Midland 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 12, 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 13, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.6 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 12 to November 11. The least snow falls around July 20, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Midland varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 56 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:54 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 17 minutes later at 8:12 AM on October 31. The earliest sunset is at 5:00 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 22 minutes later at 9:22 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Midland during 2020, starting in the spring on March 8, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 1.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Midland experiences some 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 7% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 29, with muggy conditions 28% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 2, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Midland experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from October 7 to May 18, with average wind speeds of more than 9.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.6 months, from May 18 to October 7. The calmest day of the year is August 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Midland is from the west throughout the year.
Midland 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 1 to September 22, with an average temperature above 64°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 10, with an average temperature of 71°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.5 months, from December 6 to April 22, with an average temperature below 41°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 24, with an average temperature of 33°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Midland 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 Midland 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 Midland for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third 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 Midland typically lasts for 5.1 months (157 days), from around May 2 to around October 6, rarely starting before April 13 or after May 24, and rarely ending before September 19 or after October 22.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Midland should appear around April 23, only rarely appearing before April 10 or after May 7.
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 3 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 30, with an average of 7.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 30 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 1.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Midland are 43.616 deg latitude, -84.247 deg longitude, and 623 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Midland is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 46 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 616 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (105 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (997 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Midland is covered by artificial surfaces (57%), trees (22%), and cropland (18%), within 10 miles by cropland (49%) and trees (32%), and within 50 miles by cropland (54%) and trees (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Midland, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Midland.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Midland 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 Midland is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Midland and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Jack Barstow Airport (81%, 5.4 kilometers, north); MBS International Airport (15%, 16 kilometers, southeast); and Gratiot Community Airport (3.0%, 48 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .