Ann Arbor is situated about 42 miles west of Detroit. The Huron River runs through the city, providing drinking water and recreational opportunities. Ann Arbor is in a forested area but is also in a productive region for agriculture and fruit-producing. Ann Arbor’s climate is mostly continental and is strongly influenced by the movement of high- and low-pressure systems across the continent.
Ann Arbor experiences larger seasonal temperature ranges than areas closer to the Great Lakes, which have moderated temperatures. Prevailing westerly winds deliver some lake effect precipitation to the area, but it is essentially limited to increased cloudiness during the late fall and early winter. While the day-to-day weather is highly variable, prolonged periods of hot, humid weather in the summer or extreme cold during the winter are relatively uncommon. Precipitation is well distributed throughout the year, although the wettest months of the year tend to occur during the warm season. Summer precipitation comes mainly from afternoon thunderstorms.
State/ Province ID: MI
Station ID: C00200230
Directory Name: ANN_ARBOR_U_OF_MICH_HCN_MI_C00200230
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