GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 5, 2014) — Saturday will feature another beautiful day of weather around West Michigan, with temperatures that appear to remain very comfortable over the next week.
In fact, the area has not seen much real heat and humidity so far this season, nor does any appear through the first full week of July.
That’s fairly uncommon for Grand Rapids, looking back at local climate data. Over the period of record-keeping in G.R., the average date of the first 90° high temperature is June 19th. Only once since 1990 has the first 90° day come after July 10th — coincidentally, that was last year, when we didn’t hit 90° until July 14th.
Over the last 50 years, we average just fewer than three days of 90° temperatures prior to July, with about four and a half 90° days during July itself.
Even with the slow start last year, we ended up seeing 8 highs of 90° or more during 2013, with a whopping 32 days of that kind of heat in 2012.
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