Turn the Page

posted in: Michigan Weather Forecast, Slim | 14

 

No not the Bob Seger song but it is now time to turn the page to June and the start of summer 2020. This will be a different kind of summer for me as this will be the first time since 1966 that I will not be working during the summer months (or it looks that way now) This week I will look at June and the meteorological summer.

June. The current average mean temperature for Grand Rapids for June is 68.4° The average H/L on June 1st is 75/53 on June 1st and rises to 83/61 by June 30th The warmest mean for any June is 74.2° in 1919. The coldest June is the 61.8° recorded in 1969. Last year the mean was 66.8° The record highest temperature is the 102° recorded on June 20th, 1953. The coldest low is the frosty 32 on June 4th 1945. Last year the warmest day was 89° on June 29th and the coldest low was the 40° on the 3rd  On average 3.77” of rain falls in June. The wettest June was in 1892 when 13.22” reportedly fell. And with just 0.25” 1988 was the driest. Last year 4.36” fell. On average Grand Rapids receives around 62% of sunshine in June.

Meteorological Summer. The current mean average meteorological summer (1981-2010) is 70.3° The warmest happened in 1955 with a mean of 75.7° 2012 is the 2nd warmest with a mean of 73.6° The coldest summer season was a cool 65.5° in 1992 that summer there were frost in July in northern Michigan. Last summer the mean was 70.96° that I will round up to 71.0° On average Grand Rapids receives 11.14” of rain in the meteorological summer. The wettest was in 1994 when a whopping 22.63” of rain fell and the driest is the reported 3.08” that fell in 1894. Last year was close to average with 11.69” of rain but for the year last year was the wettest on record here at Grand Rapids. On average Grand Rapids has around 63% of sunshine.

It should be noted that “average” temperatures, rain fall and snow fall will soon be updated and the temperature will more likely then not be adjusted upwards. The same may happen to snowfall and rain fall as well.

Slim

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INDY
INDY

56* degrees out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR but who am I fooling lol….. Is it September outside ??? INDY

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

I read that areas north of the Arctic Circle in Siberia have been in the 80s. All time records. That’s incredible heat for that far north.

Jeff Schueller
Jeff Schueller

More above normal temps on the way. Just in time for the beginning of June !

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Awesome rocket launch today in Florida! Hard to believe it’s been almost 10 years since our country could send people into space.

INDY
INDY

It’s Great day when you can have a hoodie on in the end of May …love it ….INDY

Jeff Schueller
Jeff Schueller

Lame attempt to troll. Your brother rocky has been mia the last couple days. Go spend some time with him. 😉

INDY
INDY

Wow one hit wonder bloger Jeffrey
is back everyone clap …. Lol… INDY ..

Mookie
Mookie

Well, we just had 10 warm days in a row. Heat builds again beginning Tuesday!

INDY
INDY

Great fire weather … Loving the Fall feeling!! Have a super Saturday …INDY

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Thanks for the stats Slim! There have been some wild swings with the weather this month both up and down with temps, and some very heavy rain events. A quick count of days above and below average through the 29th, looks like 13 above average and 16 below. Pretty close to even, just a few days apart.