Average Annual Temperature*     
    Greater than 48
    Less than 40
  * degrees fahrenheit

This map shows the average annual precipitation in Michigan. It is likely that the Hopewell experienced similar rainfall patterns.

The greatest amount of precipitation falls in southwestern Lower Michigan and in western Upper Michigan. In general, Michigan receives an adequate amount of rain to support plant and animal life. Michigans climate is affected by Lake Michigan which keeps the state cooler in the summer, and Lake Superior which increases the snow fall in the winter.

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