Michigan Annual Rainfall and Climate Data, see below for individual cities
Michigan city precipitation totals
|City||Avg Annual Precip||Avg Annual Snow||Avg # days of Precip||Avg # thunderstorm days||Avg # hail days||Avg # severe thunderstorm watches per year||Avg # tornado watches per year||# of tornadoes reported in county, 1960-2010|
|Sault Ste Marie||34.67||117.0||166||29||1||1||3||6|
Michigan Precipitation Records
- Driest location ranked by least annual average precipitation: Mio, north central Michigan, 26.73"
- Wettest location ranked by highest annual average precipitation: Dowagiac, southwestern Michigan, 40.06"
- Snowiest location ranked by highest annual average snowfall: Herman, Upper Peninsula, Michigan, 235.8"
- State precipitation record for 24 hours - Bloomingdale, southwestern Michigan, 9/1/1914, 9.78"
- State precipitation record for 1 year - Detroit, southeastern Michigan, 1855, 71.19"
- State snowfall record for 24 hours - Baldwin, 11/13/1960, northwestern Michigan, 11/30/1960, 33.5"
- State snow record for 1 season - Delaware, northern Upper Peninsula, Michigan, 1978-1979, 391.9"
- On March 15, 1988, more than one hundred hours of continuous snow finally came to an end at Marquette Michigan, during which time the city was buried under 43 inches of snow
- With 144.5 inches of annual snowfall, Marquette, Michigan is considered the 2nd snowiest city in the United States
- Michigan temperature averages and extremes, Detroit climate extremes, precipitation and temperature data for all U.S.states and Top 10 US climate extremes
Data sources: National Climatic Data Center, severe thunderstorm / tornado watch data period is 1999 - 2008, NOAA Storm Prediction Center
Tornado climate data - NOAA Storm Prediction Center, State lightning flash density average - 1997-2011, Vaisala