Weather History

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We have a warm and muggy 68° this morning.  Another 1.18 inches of rain I dumped out of my gauge at 7:00am (most of which fell between 3 and 5 am bringing us to over 5 inches for the month.  Most areas in SW Michigan are reporting over a half inch.  Showers and storms linger into the morning or early afternoon before winding down. An extended stretch of hot and humid conditions will then develop for the end of the week. The hottest days will be Friday and Saturday, when heat index values will near or exceed 100 degrees.

Now for our weekly weather history feature.


June 24

1998: A severe thunderstorm produced hail up to 3 inches in diameter and two tornadoes as it tracked across Eaton and Jackson Counties. The first tornado touched down just east of Eaton Rapids and downed trees and power lines. The second tornado hit Layton Corners in north central Jackson County. This tornado did about half a million dollars in damage as it did minor damage to about a dozen homes.

June 25

1870: The monthly record high for June of 99 degrees for Lansing was set on this day. This record would be tied on June 25 in 1895 and again in 1988.

1969: A tornado begins near Cedar Springs in Kent County and moves east for seven miles, damaging a store and destroying a barn, chicken coop and 14 camper trailers.

June 26

1956: A tornado struck Gratiot County near Perrinton. Two homes and five barns were destroyed and fifty other buildings were damaged. Two people were injured.

June 27

1875: Tornadoes struck Detroit and Jackson during the late afternoon and early evening. The Detroit tornado killed two people and injured 25 others.

1914: A tornado struck Gratiot County, destroying several buildings as it moved from North Star to three miles north of Edgewood. A barn door was carried nearly a mile.

1944: A three day heat wave peaked with high temperatures of 97 degrees in Grand Rapids and 93 degrees at Lansing.

1968: Cool and cloudy weather prevailed with high temperatures only in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

June 28

1959: Hot weather prevailed with a high temperature of 92 degrees at Grand Rapids and Lansing. At Grand Rapids the low temperature was 78 degrees, second only to the 79 degree low on June 20, 1953 for the warmest low temperature on record for the month of June.

June 29

1930: Severe weather struck Lower Michigan. A tornado and downburst event destroyed a church and several barns with an intermittent path of damage from Scottville to Cadillac.

1943: Very cool summer weather prevailed with a record low temperature of 43 degrees and a record cool high temperature of 61 degrees at Grand Rapids. Another record low of 40 degrees would follow on the morning of the 30th.

1995: As much as four inches of rain within an hour left streets and basements flooded in the city of East Grand Rapids and in southeast sections of the city of Grand Rapids. Water standing two to three feet deep stranded cars along one street, but most damage was due to flooded basements.

2005: A weak tornado moved across rural areas of Newaygo County, causing no damage. The tornado was a type known as a landspout. Several photos captured its brief but impressive existence. http://www.crh.noaa.gov/grr/science/20050629/

June 30

1931: June ended on a hot note with highs in the upper 90s after morning lows in the mid 70s.


I am trying out a new feature on the home forecast page (at the bottom of that page) which gives the hourly observations for your location – it has auto location so it should show conditions in your area for the next 24 hours.  Let me know how it works for you.  There is also the forecast graphic which also has auto location at the top of this post.  These are features I am trying out for possible future site improvements.


 

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Slim

Wow, Talk about humid at 10PM there are many locations in Missouri, part of Illinois and Western Kentucky with DP in the upper 70’s with 79 being rather common, and several locations have a DP of 81 such as Poplar Bluff, MO Clinton, MO and Sparta, IL. That is some humid air to our sw
Slim

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

This the air that is coming our way right?

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

I can see why Bill still has the comments closed on his blog.. Trolls ruined it. Sad for the rest of us trying to actual make weather comments.

Mookie
Mookie

+1

Andy W
Andy W

+2

Slim

At this time there are many areas that have DP’s in the mid to upper 70’s to our SW here in Michigan the DP ranges from 72 to 43. Here is a map for anyone who wants to keep up on the DP over this weekend.
http://www.usairnet.com/weather/maps/current/michigan/dew-points/
Slim

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

When was the last time we had an Excessive Heat Watch??

From the 3:30 NWS GR forecast discussion:

Main order of business in the long term period was to take an in
depth look at the heat. We will be issuing an Excessive Heat Watch
from midday Friday through Saturday evening for the southern 4 rows
of counties in the GRR county warning area. So, Muskegon, Montcalm
and Gratiot counties southward.

Hot and humid conditions will build into the area with heat indices above
100 degrees Friday and Saturday.

Slim

I was just thinking the same thing. I can not recall one in our area. There are some indications that DP could reach 80° and I know we have not had a DP that high. Will have to see if that is upgraded to a warning.
Slim

INDY
INDY

2012 was the last time in GR! INDYDOG14!

Slim

That would sound right. But for some reason I don’t recall it.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

WOOD now has 88, 94, 95, 90, 88, 89, 90 with high dew points throughout. But I guess that’s only a “2-3 day heatwave” to some on here LOL

Slim

Of course there was someone who just last April said that it would NOT be a top 5 coldest Aprils on record. Well it came in at the 4th coldest.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

Nope. I said it wouldn’t be close to being record coldest and that parts of Southern Lower wouldn’t even make it in the top 10. True.

Slim

The truth is most locations did make it in the “top ten” here is the list for southern lower Michigan. The only location not in the top ten was Detroit. Here is the ranking of April 2018 across Southern lower Michigan
Detroit 13th coldest
Flint coldest
Saginaw 2nd coldest
Grand Rapids 4th coldest
Lansing 8th coldest
Muskegon 3rd coldest

Looks lie Detroit was the only major location that did not make the top ten coldest Aprils.
Slim

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Quite a collection of below average days…yet, keep in mind you are to disregard this, as the narrative states “we’re melting, we’re melting”. Rainfall through noon is .85. Should have fertilized the yard last night.

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

This will be our 8th day in row with below normal temps! You are correct – the warm weather hype is is full force! INCREDIBLE!

Mookie
Mookie

And yet June will end up warm, May was very warm, and 2018 has been warm so far too after a warm 2016 and a warm 2017. Who knew?!

Slim

We will have to see if todays trend continues but today CFSv2 hints about 3 weeks of very warm temperatures and than a cool down after mid July

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remember we have a very good chance of a El Niño starting this fall and El Niño fall’s start out on the cool side before becoming mild around Christmas time.
slim

Slim

Here at my house I now have received 0.68” of rain. So for the most part a good late June rain fall. At this time I am getting a very heavy mist and a temperature of 68° the DP is also 68 so it is humid out. As for the talked about “heat wave” it still looks like a 2 to 3 days event (2 more likely than 3) and after that it will stay very warm. But all in all some very good summer weather.
Slim

Sherry (Comstock Park)
Sherry (Comstock Park)

So nice to have some substantial rain!! I had 0.89 here overnight!!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Just another below normal temp day is on tap!

INDY
INDY

I can see GR hitting a 100* Saturday and on Tuesday of next week get the Sprites on ice….check.on your pets INDY!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

100 degree actual temp: I hope not

Slim

I dont see GR reaching 100° in the shade
Slim

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Only 2 days of +90 degree temps! Looks like a great call by slim. Some heat wave!

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

85 or above is too hot for my liking.

Slim

In Grand Rapids the average last day of 85° or above is September 14th the earliest was August 12,1989 and the latest was October 21, 1953 At Lansing the average last 85 day is September 12 the earliest was July 24 way back in 1866 the latest was October 16 1938.
Slim