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July 2011 Weather Stats for Grand Rapids

July 2011 Weather Stats for Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids

Temperatures in July averaged 77.0°F, 5.6°F above average, and 1.5°F warmer than last year (75.5°F), making it the fifth warmest on record and the warmest since 1936 (77.3°F).  Twenty-seven days were warmer than usual while only four were cooler.  The highest temperature occurred on July 20 with 97°F, the warmest temperature since July 31, 2007 (97°F).  The lowest temperatures occurred on July 7 and 14 with 58°F.

Precipitation was well above average last month with 6.87”, 3.31” more than usual and 2.21” more than last year (4.66”), making it the eighth wettest on record and the wettest since 2006 (6.90”).  There were nine days with measurable precipitation, which is exactly average (9).

There was 81.4% of the possible sunshine last month, 6.5% more than usual and 6.6% more than last year (74.8%), making it the seventh sunniest on record and the sunniest since 1990 (86.4%).  There were ten clear days – two

Hot Summer Days in Grand Rapids

Hot Summer Days in Grand Rapids

It certainly feels like it’s been a hot summer so far in West Michigan and here’s what I’ve come up with: 

85° Days

On Tuesday, July 26 the temperature again reached 85°F, the 34th day this summer we’ve reached that mark, three days more than the average number of days (31) during an ENTIRE summer.

It also marked the eleventh consecutive 85°F day, the longest stretch since 2005 (July 31-August 10).

Last year:  47 days - 2010

Most:  68 days – 1921

Least:  8 days – 1915

 

90° Days

So far we’ve reached 90°F ten times this summer, one day more than the average (9) for an entire summer.

We made 90°F or higher on five consecutive days from July 18-21, the longest stretch since 2007 (July 30-August 3).

Last year:  10 days - 2010

Most:  37 days – 1988

Least

June 2011 Weather Stats for Grand Rapids

June 2011 Weather Stats for Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids

Temperatures in June averaged 69.1°F, 2.0°F above average, but 0.1°F cooler than last year (69.2°F).  Thirteen days were warmer than usual, thirteen were cooler and four were average.  The highest temperature occurred on June 7 with 94°F while the lowest temperature occurred on June 12 with 49°F.

Precipitation was slightly below average last month with 3.34”, 0.33” less than usual and 4.70” less than last year (8.04”).  There were nine days with measurable precipitation, which is one day less than average (10). 

There was 63.4% of the possible sunshine last month, 2.3% more than usual and 4.2% more than last year (59.2%).  There were seven clear days – exactly average (7), eighteen partly cloudy days – seven more than usual (11), and five cloudy days – seven fewer than average (12).

Some Culver's Restaurants to Help Victims of Tornadoes & Floods on June 14th

Some Culver's Restaurants to Help Victims of Tornadoes & Floods on June 14th

News Release:

Grand Rapids, MI- In an effort to assist in the relief efforts for those affected by devastating tornadoes and floods that have ravaged the country this spring, Culver’s restaurants will sponsor a “Day of Giving.” Participating restaurants nationwide, including the Grand Rapids area restaurants listed below, will dedicate 10% of sales on Tuesday, June 14th to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

Culver's of Comstock Park located at 4280 Alpine Ave in Comstock Park

Culver's of Grand Haven located at 520 A-Way Drive in Grand Haven

Culver's of Grand Rapids located at 6300 28th Street SE in Grand Rapids

Culver's of Grand Rapids-East Beltline located at 2510 East Beltline SE in Grand Rapids

Culver's of Holland located at 3035 West Shore Drive in Holland

Culver's of Jenison located at 7393 Cottonwood Drive in Jenison

Culver's of Wyoming located at 245 54th Street S.W.

May 2011 and Spring 2011 Weather Stats

May 2011 and Spring 2011 Weather Stats

Grand Rapids (WZZM)-

Temperatures in May averaged 60.0°F, 1.9°F below average and 1.7°F cooler than last year (61.7°F).  Seventeen days were warmer than usual, thirteen were cooler and one was average.  The highest temperature occurred on May 30 with 89°F while the lowest temperature occurred on May 5 with 33°F.  Temperatures for the spring season averaged 46.8°F, 0.5°F above average but 5.4°F cooler than last spring (52.2°F).

Precipitation was above average last month with 4.54”, 1.19” more than usual and 0.74” more than last year (3.80”).  There were fifteen days with measurable precipitation, which is four days more than average (11).  Spring precipitation was well above average with 15.74”, 6.32” more than usual and 6.96” more than last spring (8.78”), making it the third wettest on record after 1976 (16.37”) and 2004 (16.12”).

Snowfall was exactly average last month with 0.0”; spring snowfall amounted to 3.1”, 8.

April 2011 Weather Stats for Grand Rapids, Michigan

April 2011 Weather Stats for Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids (WZZM)

April 2011 in Grand Rapids was a little warmer than average but much cloudier and wetter than usual.