Michigan Climate and Weather
The Great Lakes influence the climate by generally warming the winters and cooling the summers, creating more moderate temperatures in relation to other areas. The lakes also create more humidity and moisture throughout the year. Snowfall is sometimes heavy (called Lake Effect Snow) and Lake Michigan has a history of icing over. The north generally experiences cooler weather compared to the south, but the climate in Michigan is unpredictable and changes rapidly particularly during the spring and autumn months.
“Lake Michigan’s sandy eastern shore has beautiful dunes and beaches, summer water temperatures in the mid-60s to low 70s and summer weather approaching perfection (in contrast to the gray and cold winters). Summer air temperatures rarely surpass 90 degrees and humidity is low. Still, Canadian cold fronts can arrive swiftly, so pack a light jacket – even for the dog days of summer.” — Canoe Canada
New Buffalo’s average temperature during the summer months is 80 degrees and average rain fall for summer is 2.9 inches per month.