August weather and records

Posted at 4:10 PM, Jul 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-31 16:10:20-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Friday is the first of August, so it’s time for a look at the normal weather that occurs, some records that exist, and the amount of daylight we lose (you may want to skip that part).

TEMPERATURES: The normal high starts at 82 degrees on the 1st and drops to 78 by the 31st. The normal low falls from 62 to 58. The record high for August is 102, set on the 6th in 1918. The record low is 39, set on the 30th in 1976.

RAINFALL: The normal August rainfall is 3.59″, but there has been as much as 8.46″ (1987) and as little as 0.13″ (1899).

LENGTH OF DAYLIGHT: Here is a look at the sunrise and sunset times, as well as the length of daylight:

  • 1st:  Sunrise 6:34, sunset 9:04, length of daylight 14 hours and 30 minutes
  • 31st: Sunrise 7:06, sunset 8:19, length of daylight 13 hours and 13 minutes

This results in a loss of one hour and 17 minutes of daylight during August.

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