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Boy how time flies, it seems just like yesterday we were talking about cold and snow and now we are knocking on July’s door.  The daily temperature is very stable for most years in July. The month starts out with a average H/L of 83/62. Goes up to 83/62 on the 15th and is 82/62 on the 31st The record highest reading was a hot 108 on July 13. 1936. The 2nd hottest day was a official reading of 104 on July 6, 2012 (I had a reading of 108 here at my house that day) it was also a reported 104 on July 21, 1934. Last year the highest day in July was 92 on July 20th The record low for July is a cool 41 on July 6, 1983. The coolest low last year was 54 on the 24th The average mean temperature for July at GR is 72.5° The average precipitation is 3.78”

Over the course of July in Grand Rapids, the length of the day is shorting. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 46 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 33 seconds, and weekly decrease of 10 minutes, 51 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 14 hours, 31 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 15 hours, 18 minutes of daylight. On Average July records

Now for some top 5 July’s

The warmest July’s

  1. 79.7 1921
  2. 79.2 2012
  3. 78.7 1916
  4. 78.1 1901
  5. 77.3 1936


  1. 67.1 2009
  2. 67.2 1992
  3. 68.1 1950
  4. 68.2 1996
  5. 69.4 2014


  1. 8.83 1992
  2. 8.42 1950
  3. 8.07 1994
  4. 7.47 1912
  5. 6.91 1916


  1. 0.40 1934
  2. 0.46 1939
  3. 0.54 1898
  4. 0.56 1951
  5. 0.56 1930

Here at my house I recorded 0.73″ of rain last night. Not much in the way of storms here a few flashes of lightning, some moderate rain fall but no wind at all here.

At the current time it looks like June 2020 will end up being warmer than average but nothing that stands out. And the start of July looks to also be warmer than average.



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Jeff (Portland)
Jeff (Portland)

The Heat will be on next week ! How many 90s can we rack up !

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

For GR I would say 2 or 3

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Wow, feel free to delete the political posts MV. No one is coming here to read that.


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Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)


Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

“Stormproof” rainfall of 8/10 of an inch…regardless of our imaginations, and longings regarding “storms”…and our local Meteorologists fascination with the term “severe”.


We were on the northern edge of the severe weather last night with lots of lightning, some wind and torrential rainfall. The brunt of the straight-line wind damage stayed to just south of us through Bangor, Covert on east through Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. I recorded 1.90 inches of rainfall much of which fell between 9 pm to 10:15 pm.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

That’s similar to what happened here too.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Thanks for the stats Slim! We ended up with 1.71” of rain last night with a decent amount of thunder and lightening, but no wind at all. The air sure has become thick. Current dew point of 71 feels just terrible.