Sunny & Warm

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We can expect a lot of reruns this week in regards to the weather.  Summer is upon us with a vengeance as payback for the cool months which started spring.  Most of the week will remain dry with the exception of a small 20% chance late Monday night/early Tuesday morning.  Temps will rise into the mid-80s to 90 all week for daytime highs.

 

 

There is a 70% chance of above-normal temps this week on through the holiday weekend.  It looks that this may be the theme for most of the month of July.


I recorded 1.90 inches of rainfall from the storm Friday night.  We had some wind and a lot of lightning and thunder.  Above are the rainfall totals for the event.


Once again, let’s not deviate from the theme of the post or comments will be marked as spam…


 

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Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Good so far…this is our “summer time”, and…HOT = SUMMER. 😉

Slim

I live north of the area of heavy rain that fell. I recorded just 0.73″ and that may be the last good rain for some time. Currently it is 77 here with a DP 67.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Going to be a rough week with the heat. 10 day forecast from every site I look at has 90 – 95 degrees for every single day except today, which is at a cool 89 degrees. I don’t remember seeing that kind of forecast since 2012.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

I just wish there would be a day or two where it would rain in the next ten days. It looks to be pretty dry.

Slim

Barry, I don’t remember what the forecast was but both last year and 2018 had very hot to warm ends of June and starts to July. I will do a comparison to this year in 10 days or so if this years forecast pans out. Remember the dryer it becomes the hotter the days can be. Looking at 2012 it would take some doing to top that year.
Slim

INDY
INDY

2012 was the probably the last official heat wave west Michigan had temps over a 100* degrees real heat …..INDY

Slim

In July of 2013 Grand Rapids had a 6 day heat wave with 6 days in a row of highs between 90 and 96 on July 14 to July 19. In September of 2017 Grand Rapids also had 6 days in a row of highs between 91 and 96 on September 21 to the 26. So the last real heat wave at Grand Rapids was the one in September of 2017. Of course no where near the one in 2012.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

I remember the late September heat wave of 2017 well. We were at Silver Lake for our anniversary and we spent the weekend on the beach and in the water, something we had never done at that time of the year. One of the days it was 97 or 98 degrees. Crazy heat for being Fall!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

You are right about when it is dryer. Drought tends to breed more drought, and with it higher temps because of less water in the air so it takes less energy to heat up. Can’t wait to see the comparison stats!