Average Precipitation for Michigan in May





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during May at cities, communities and other locations around Michigan.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. There is also a count of the number of days with wet weather, when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: The Thumb & Southeast Michigan, West & Mid-Michigan, Northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula.

The Thumb & Southeast Michigan

Average monthly precipitation in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Adrian 4.0 101
15 Ann Arbor 3.8 98
12 Bay City 3.4 86
12 Dearborn 3.6 91
13 Detroit 3.7 94
12 Flint 3.7 93
12 Harbor Beach 3.2 81
13 Midland 3.7 95
13 Port Huron 3.5 90
12 Saginaw 3.6 91

West & Mid-Michigan

May averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Battle Creek 4.0 100
13 Benton Harbor 3.8 96
13 Grand Rapids 4.0 102
13 Holland 3.8 96
12 Jackson 3.4 86
13 Lansing 3.7 93
11 Muskegon 3.4 86
13 Niles 4.2 108

Northern Michigan

Average amount of rain and snow in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Alpena 2.8 71
13 Cadillac 3.6 92
12 Cheboygan 2.9 73
12 East Tawas 3.2 82
11 Frankfort 3.1 78
11 Gaylord 3.2 82
12 Harrisville 3.2 82
12 Houghton Lake 3.3 84
12 Petoskey 3.1 78
12 Traverse City  2.8 72

Upper Peninsula

Precipitation totals for May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 De Tour Village 2.6 67
12 Escanaba 3.3 84
11 Iron Mountain 2.2 56
13 Ironwood 3.8 95
12 Marquette 2.9 74
13 Munising 3.1 78
11 Sault Ste Marie 2.6 67
12 Whitefish Point 2.6 65
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

Michigan Precipitation
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