Climate & Weather

The Traverse City area's location on the 45th Parallel (midway between the North Pole and the equator) provides it with four distinct seasons, making it a year-round destination.

Fall

Autumn lingers in Traverse City, as the trees near Lake Michigan, notably on the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas, turn color later than those farther inland. 

Month                  Average High    Average Low
September                    70                      50

October                         58                     40

November                      44                     31

Winter 

Traverse City’s proximity to Lake Michigan moderates temperature extremes while providing average annual snowfall of 125" to 145".

Traverse City Average Temperatures - Winter

Month        Average High    Average Low
December           32                     21

January               27                     14

February             30                     14

Spring 

Spring evenings are brisk and chilly mornings often give way to warm afternoons, so dress in layers!

Traverse City Average Temperatures - Spring

Month        Average High    Average Low
March                40                      22
April                   53                      32
May                    67                      42

Summer

Traverse City is located on the 45th Parallel (midway between the North Pole and the equator) summer days are long, with daylight lingering until after 10 p.m.

Traverse City Average Temperatures - Summer

Month                  Average High    Average Low
June                           77                    52

July                             81                    58

August                        79                    57

September                 70                    50

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