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GENERAL WEATHER INFORMATION FOR BAY HARBOR, MICHIGAN

Experiencing Northern Michigan’s four diverse seasons is one of the best parts of visiting and living in Bay Harbor. Spring brings glorious white trilliums blanketing the woods and delicate morel mushrooms waiting to be harvested. With abundant sunshine, moderate days and cool nights, summer in Bay Harbor is always inviting. Our clear air and lakeside location provide average summer daytime temperatures of 75 degrees with nighttime temperatures in the high 50’s. Bring a light wrap, sweater or jacket. Autumn brings spectacular fall color to our beautiful forests and nature trails, prime time for hiking and biking around the region. Our average winter snowfall of 120 inches is perfect for skiing, snowmobiling or relaxing in the lodge.

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Average Temperatures

MONTH

January
February
March
April
May
June

AVERAGE HIGH

27F
29F
37F
49F
60F
70F

AVERAGE LOW

14F
13F
20F
33F
42F
53F

MONTH

July
August
September
October
November
December

AVERAGE HIGH

75F
74F
68F
55F
43F
32F

AVERAGE LOW

59F
58F
51F
40F
31F
22F

Precipitation

The average annual precipitation in Bay Harbor is slightly over 30 inches, compared to the U.S. average of 39 inches. The average annual snowfall is 124 inches, occurring primarily between December and February.
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Sunshine

Bay Harbor has almost 160 clear, sunny days per year with an additional 81 days of partly cloudy weather. Only about 80 days per year experience measurable precipitation, compared to the U.S. average of 102 days.

Wind

Surface winds prevail out of the North and Northeast from February to April and then West and Southwest for the remaining months. Over the course of the year, average wind speeds range from 0 to 14 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 20 mph (fresh breeze).
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Growing Season

The general advice is to plan for a 140-day growing season, beginning May 17 and ending October 5. Any transplanting of annual bedding plants in Bay Harbor before Memorial Day may involve an element of risk.