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.
New Buffalo, MI climate is warm during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 70's and very cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 20's.
The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 82.70 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 15.80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Temperature variations between night and day tend to be fairly limited during summer with a difference that can reach 18 degrees
Fahrenheit, and fairly limited during winter with an average difference of 14 degrees Fahrenheit.
The annual average precipitation at New Buffalo is 40.83 Inches. Rainfall in is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is June with an average rainfall of 4.44 Inches.
"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."