Northern Michigan 4th of July Climatology

Northern Michigan 4th of July Climatology

The 4th of July holiday certainly brings up some great times with friends and family as we celebrate the wonderful country in which we live. However, as longtime residents of northern Michigan can attest, the weather during this time of year can be quite variable, with some years featuring some very hot summer-like warmth, while others exhibit plenty of fall-like chill - all in line with the truly changeable weather so common throughout the Great Lakes region. Below is a look at the warmest, coldest, and wettest 4th of Julys recorded for various cities throughout the region over the past 100+ years.  

Quick Jump to a City:
Alpena | Traverse City | Gaylord | Sault Ste Marie | Houghton Lake

Alpena Extremes

Warmest

Coldest

Wettest

98ºF
(July 4, 1955)

34ºF
(July 4, 1930)

2.12"
(July 4, 1951)

Last 5 Years

Year

High

Low

Precip

2012

94ºF

79ºF

0.00"

2011

85ºF

50ºF

Trace

2010

92ºF

56ºF

0.00"

2009

74ºF

45ºF

0.00"

2008

73ºF

43ºF

0.00"

 

Traverse City Extremes

Warmest

Coldest

Wettest

97ºF
(July 4, 1921)

37ºF
(July 4, 1963)

0.91"
(July 4, 1969)

Last 5 Years

Year

High

Low

Precip

2012

90ºF

72ºF

0.00"

2011

83ºF

53ºF

0.00"

2010

91ºF

68ºF

0.00"

2009

74ºF

46ºF

0.00"

2008

75ºF

47ºF

0.00"

 

Gaylord Extremes

Warmest

Coldest

Wettest

93ºF
(July 4, 1988)

38ºF
(July 4, 1985)

2.04"
(July 4, 1974)

Last 5 Years

Year

High

Low

Precip

2012

91ºF

68ºF

0.00"

2011

81ºF

48ºF

0.00"

2010

88ºF

64ºF

0.00"

2009

73ºF

40ºF

0.00"

2008

74ºF

44ºF

Trace

 

Sault Ste Marie Extremes

Warmest

Coldest

Wettest

94ºF
(July 4, 1921)

37ºF
(July 4, 1972)

1.66"
(July 4, 1904)

Last 5 Years

Year

High

Low

Precip

2012

87ºF

65ºF

0.00"

2011

82ºF

52ºF

0.00"

2010

88ºF

61ºF

Trace

2009

71ºF

44ºF

0.00"

2008

77ºF

44ºF

0.00"

 

Houghton Lake Extremes

Warmest

Coldest

Wettest

105ºF
(July 4, 1921)

29ºF
(July 4, 1922)

1.82"
(July 4, 1951)

Last 5 Years

Year

High

Low

Precip

2012

95ºF

72ºF

0.00"

2011

83ºF

48ºF

0.00"

2010

88ºF

65ºF

0.00"

2009

76ºF

39ºF

0.00"

2008

74ºF

45ºF

0.00"

 



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