Summers End!

posted in: Michigan Weather Forecast, Slim | 18

We are now in the last weekend of August 2020 and the end of meteorological summer. I know there will be some who will point out that it will stay warm and summer does not end until September 22nd  But for weather keeping purposes we will enter meteorological fall on Tuesday. That said as of Friday AM here at Grand Rapids the mean for August so far 72.4° and that is a departure of +1.3° the high for the month will be 91 on the 24th and again on the 26th the low so far has been 52 on the 19th

Heading into September the current Grand Rapids mean average at Grand Rapids is 62.8°  The warmest mean for any September at GR is 69.0 in 1931. The hottest day is 98 on September 2nd 1913.  Highs in the 90’s are not uncommon as 49 years have seen a high of 90 or better in September and on average there is at least one day of 90 or better. The most was 7 in 1931. In 2017 there were 6. In only 2 years has it not reached at  least 80. The coldest mean is 56.2 in 1918 the record low is 27 on September 28, 1991. It has fallen below 30 in 7 Septembers and it has gotten down to 32 or lower on 17 more Septembers. On average Grand Rapids receives 4.28” of rain fall. The wettest was 11.85” in 1986 and in 1979 just a trace of rain fell for the driest.

For the autumn season the mean at Grand Rapids is 51.3° the warmest was a mild 57.5 in 1931 and the coolest was 45.8 in 1976. The average precipitation is 11.05” the wettest is 17.68 in 1988 the driest 2.59” in 1956. On average Grand Rapids receives 7.3” of snow fall in the fall. The most snow fall is 31.0” in 2014 and the least is a trace last recorded in 1984.

Slim

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INDY
INDY

69* degrees outside break out the HOODIES! INDY..

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

76 here but most importantly, dry air. It is beautiful out today.

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

A fine Summer…gone. Here’s hoping we see another one in 21

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

It was a nice summer. I hope the virus is under control by next summer so we can truly enjoy it.

INDY
INDY

Agreed 100% missing High school football!!!INDY

INDY
INDY

Possible Tornado in Ceder springs Michigan lots of trees and power lines down I’m going to check out the area today remember blogger swatrzee from Bills blog shes on my Weather page she lives in Ceder Springs lots of damage at her house and her area she had tree fall on her Duck coop Ducks survive crazzy though she was stating on my weather page last night when the storm was coming In she said she could here the winds roaring like a train coming towards her house …I told her to get in the basement …The NWS is going… Read more »

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

It was a monster storm! Tons of rain, wind, damage hail, etc!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Good stats Slim! Getting to be a long stretch of months ending up above average again. 7 or 8 of the last 9 I think? Can’t wait for the drier air as this week has just been brutal.

MichaelV

Thanks Slim.
Wow, Lots of rain yesterday – our total ended up at 3.36 inches from this system. This gives us our wettest month of this summer bringing our total to 5.29 for August and 11.68 inches for the summer. (these are Otsego totals)

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Wow, that is a lot of rain! Somehow we were in the “blind” spot for rain. Only ended up with 0.31”. Impressive light show all around us though! Do you have a link or map for estimated rainfall for the area? There has to be a dry strip right through Ottawa county.

MichaelV

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Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Thanks! The light green in lower Ottawa county is right where I’m at.

MichaelV

this doesn’t count last nights rain

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

It does say through 4 a.m. Saturday on the top, is that not accurate?