Hot time in the city

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With this year’s string of days with highs of 80 or better I thought it would be a good time to see how this stacks up to some past strings. So far this year’s string is at 25 days. As … Continued

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No Record Dew Point

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On July 6th a Dew Point reading of 82° was reported at Marshal, Michigan Brooks Airport. That location has an automated weather station and from time to time there can be errors from those stations and according to the NWS … Continued

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The Great Heat Wave

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I know that there has been talk of the heat this past week or more but the truth is this past weeks heat and humidity are no comparison to the heat of 2012 or 1936. It very well may not … Continued

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July

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Here are some averages and past history for the month of July. July of course is generally (but not always) the warmest month of the year here at Grand Rapids. In 1971, 2009 and 2014 June was warmer then July … Continued

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The 1991 Derecho

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Many of you remember the derecho of May 1998 but there was another major derecho that struck Michigan in July of 1991. Unlike this year May and June of 1991 was very hot and that continued into July as well. … Continued

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Summers warm and cold

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We are now into the start of the summer season. According to weather lore by June 10th plant growth is at the same point evey year no matter if it’s a cold start to the growing season or a warm … Continued

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Summer

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First off I have some sad news to report.  MV’s mom passed yesterday afternoon. We are now in meteorological summer we use the 3 full month periods for each of the 4 seasons instead of the calendar start for each … Continued

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38 Minutes of Horror

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Sunday, May 22, 2011. That afternoon was hot and humid in Joplin, Missouri. At 5:17 pm. on May 22, 2011, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the Joplin, Missouri, area. Within 20 minutes a large and powerful … Continued

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