New Heat Records Set In West Michigan

Posted at 8:15 PM, Jul 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-19 20:15:07-04

WEST MICHIGAN — The cities of Grand Rapids and Muskegon both set new records on Friday. It was for the warmest overnight low temperature for July 19.

Grand Rapids experienced an overnight/morning low on Friday of 79. That broke the old record of 78 set back in 1934.

Muskegon broke an overnight/morning low record also on Friday as the mercury there didn’t dip below 80. That shattered their old record of 75 degrees set back in 1991.

Most people will probably be happy to know the heat and humidity will be a thing of the past by Saturday. A cold front moving through the area Friday night/early Saturday morning will bring a much cooler, drier air mass to the state. While temperatures are still expected to reach the low/mid 80s on Saturday, the real sticky weather will be east.

So here’s a recap of the 2013 Heat Wave:

1. Sunday 91 in Grand Rapids

2. Monday 95 in Grand Rapids

3. Tuesday 93 in Grand Rapids

4. Wednesday 95 in Grand Rapids

5. Thursday 95 in Grand Rapids

6. Friday 96 in Grand Rapids

We tied record highs for the respective dates on both Monday and Friday. This may very well have been the hottest week of our summer! The next seven days have temps only climbing to the low/mid 80s. Click over to for the complete forecast. By the way…the attached photo was submitted by Roger Pashby. It was taken at Big Sable Lighthouse of the rough conditions on Lake Michigan. Send your pictures to