Sterling Heights Weather 






Sterling Heights weather Michigan is warm during the months of summer, where temperatures are likely to be in the 70’s. During the months of winter, temperatures are likely to be in the 20’s. July is reported to be the warmest month of the year, where the average maximum temperature is 81.80 degrees Fahrenheit. On the other hand, January is considered the coldest month of the year in Sterling Heights Michigan, where the temperature could reach at least 18.00 degrees Fahrenheit.

The temperature can shift quite considerably between day and night during the months of summer. The variation could be as much as 19 degrees Fahrenheit. During the months of winter, the average variation of temperatures between day and night is 13 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sterling Heights weather Michigan presents a yearly average rainfall of 32.74 inches. Rainfall is somewhat equally dispersed throughout the year. April is reported as the wettest month of the year in Sterling Heights Michigan, where the average precipitation is 3.48 inches. The United States average rainfall is 27 inches. The average snowfall in Sterling Heights Michigan is 33 inches. The United States average for snowfall is 25 inches per year.

Sterling Heights weather Michigan can be severe at times. Historical tornado activity in locations within Sterling Heights is a little bit over the Michigan state average. It is reported to be 40 percent more than the overall United States average. One of the worst tornado occurrences in Sterling Heights Michigan was back in 1957. The tornado that affected the area at that time was reported to have injured 6 people and resulted in $50,000 and $500,000 worth of damages. The tornado was a category 4 tornado, which means wind speeds generated were 207 to 260 mph. The tornado was reported to have been 7.5 miles away from the Sterling Heights city center.

Another significant tornado occurrence was back in 1964, where 11 people were killed and 224 injured. The tornado was also a category 4 tornado and it was reported to be 15.0 miles away from the city center. This tornado resulted in $500,000 to $5,000,000 worth of damages.

Sterling Heights weather Michigan generally has a humid continental climate that causes a hot and humid environment during the months of summer and rather cold winter months. A number of thunderstorm activities occur around 30 days yearly and a small region where tornadoes endure are also recognized in the State.

Below is the average High, Low, and Precipitation for each month in Sterling Heights, Michigan:

  • Jan - 30° / 18° / 1.7 in
  • Feb - 34° / 20° / 1.7 in
  • Mar - 44° / 28° / 2.4 in
  • Apr - 57° / 38° / 3.0 in
  • May - 68° / 50° / 2.7 in
  • Jun - 78° / 58° / 3.4 in
  • Jul - 84° / 65° / 3.4 in
  • Aug - 81° / 64° / 3.4 in
  • Sep - 74° / 56° / 3.1 in
  • Oct - 61° / 45° / 2.3 in
  • Nov - 48° / 35° / 2.6 in
  • Dec - 35° / 24° / 2.6 in

Currently Sterling Heights weather Michigan is presenting lots of sunshine. An entire week or more could have no precipitation at all. Some days will have abundant sunshine with light and variable winds. Other days will be mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80’s and lows in the upper 60’s. The nights can be mostly clear and low around 60F with light and variable winds.