More Heat

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What more can I say?  The heat plus increasing humidity continues to be the big story for the state.  I, for one, will be happy when this all becomes a distant memory we talk about as the hot summer of 2020.  Some of you enjoy it which is fine, we are all allowed our personal preferences in most things.  On a positive note, I haven’t had to do much with the forecast graphic except change the date.

There will be a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon across central Lower Michigan although most places in western Lower Michigan will miss out on any rain. There is a better chance of storms Thursday into Friday afternoon as a cold front moves in.  Cold front is a bit misleading as the temps will only fall into the mid-80s, however, the dew points will be more tolerable.

Below is the NWS graphic for 90° days from yesterday.



...Air Quality Alert Continues for Tuesday, July 7th...

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
has declared an Action Day for elevated levels of ozone to be
extended into Tuesday, July 7th. Pollutants are expected to be in
the unhealthy for sensitive groups range.

The Action Day is in effect for the following Michigan counties...

Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, Allegan, and Van Buren Counties.

People and businesses are urged to avoid activities which lead
to ozone formation. These activities include...refueling vehicles
or topping off when refueling...using gasoline powered lawn
equipment...and using charcoal lighter fluid. Positive activities
include...car pooling...biking to work...delaying or combining
errands...and using water based paints.

It is recommended that active children and adults...and persons
with respiratory diseases such as asthma...limit prolonged
outdoor exertion.

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Slim

Not sure they will hold together but there is a area of storms to our west.
Slim

INDY
INDY

If they hold I’m thinking the strong area of the storm will go south of GR ….Let’s hope so getting dry outside…..INDY

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Nope…not allowed around here 🙁

INDY
INDY

I was in the poool all day drinking sprites when it Wass time to get out I felt like I was getting drained out climbing the latter I thought self what’s wrong with me wife yelled at me and said it’s probably all the alcohol you have taken in on this hot day unbelievable I thought! What a great day anyways in thee poool…I’m so looking forward to them 80’s this weekend as of now looks like the consecutive 90’s will not be broken on this biggest heat wave ever!! Darn now it’s time for ice cream have a good… Read more »

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

This mild Summer is welcome to stay as long as it likes…maybe six more months is asking too much :/
Enjoy this very rare glimpse of paradise.

Slim

With most clear skies the current temperature here at my house is now 95 with a DP of 65 that 95 is the hottest it has been here this summer so far.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

94 here with a heat index approaching 100. Is this considered hot yet?

Slim

Here is a break down of the 1947 heat wave vs the 2020 on so far. This year 91 on June 29, 92 on June 30, 91 July 1, 92 July 2, 90 July 3, 92 July 4, 91 July 5, July 6 60 and today so far 90. In 1947 the days were several degrees warmer. High were August 17 92, August 18 91, August 19 94, August 20 94, August 21 90, August 22 92, August 23 90 and August 24 96. That year Grand Rapids also had 8 days in a row of 90 or better and… Read more »

Slim

NEW RECORD at Muskegon!!! With the current reading of 90 Muskegon now has set a new record for the number of consecutive days of 90 or better with the 9th day in a row of 90 or better.. This breaks the old record of 8 days set in August of 1947. Grand Rapids now has had 6 days in a row of 90 or better.
Slim

Slim

The current temperature here is 93 with a DP of 70 at GRR the last reading there is 90 with a DP of 68 so it is more humid today then it has been. The warmest so far at Muskegon today is 88 will wait and see if they break the record there.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Looks like Muskegon has a new record as they are now at 90. That is an incredible heat wave stretch being that close to the lakeshore!

Slim

Yes they did indeed.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Maybe not “hot” for some, but even Bill is calling this a “Heat Wave” with his blog post today. Looking more and more like this will continue for the entire month of July. Yuck. One good thing is we won’t need to go outside to mow for a while as the grass has pretty much turned brown and is no longer growing.

Slim

For Michigan this is a long string of very warm to hot days. As you stated below at our area we have generally have either clouds, rain, cold fronts or a lake breeze that will keep our area and don’t forget we are quite a ways up north as well. BTW while here in Grand Rapids we average between 10 and 13 days of 90 or more per year Sioux Fall, SD at the same latitude as we are they average around 27.
Slim

INDY
INDY

Loving the NWS headlines this morning only a few more hot days ….Not sure if I consider low 90’s hot but bring on the 80’s this weekend!! Hopefully we get some rain also my water bill will be high this month already …I’m getting in the pool again with some Sprites have a nice day ….INDY

Mookie
Mookie

Um WOOD has more 90’s next week and so do the models…

Mookie
Mookie

They’re going to have to make a bigger chart! The current Lk Mich water temperature now goes through letters. Something no one probably ever expected to happen. Too funny.

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Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

WOW! I want to go to the lake……NOW

Mookie
Mookie

Wow, 93 degrees at GR yesterday! Today is our 6th straight 90+ day. Muskegon has already tied the all-time record, themselves.

Slim

I just got back from my morning walk and yes today is the warmest it has been during this current warm streak. The current temperature here at my house is 74 with a DP of 67. The overnight low here was just 70.
Slim

Slim

Muskegon reached 90 between hourly readings yesterday so they did indeed tied the record set in 1947 of 8 days in a row of 90 or better. Here is the break down. 91 on June 29, 92 on June 30, 91 July 1, 92 July 2, 90 July 3, 92 July 4, 91 July 5 and 90 July 6. If Muskegon reaches 90 today it will set a new record.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

That is a rather difficult but impressive record to match. In this area we just don’t get this kind of sustained heat without a cloudy day or two mixed in or a front dropping through.