Southeast Michigan Breaks Record of Consecutive 80 Degree Days
Detroit has been breaking old records since Sunday, August 7, 2011 when it passed the all-time record in Detroit for consecutive 80 degree days with 43. Monday has already rung in with an 85, extending the record to 44 days. The forecast calls for 84 degrees on Tuesday. The record-slashing will likely end after the maximum temperatures are recorded Tuesday, August 9, 2011. A cold front will pass through on Tuesday, causing cooler temperatures (BELOW 80!) for Wednesday. If the forecast verifies, we will hold a record of 45 consecutive days with a high of 80 or higher. The previous record was 42 days set 8/7/1955. Third place is 8/7/2008 with 33 consecutive 80 degree days.
For Flint, we are currently at #6 with 40 days, and expecting 41 after tomorrow's high comes in. The record there is 54 days of 80, ending 8/10/1931.
MBS did not make the list, as they had several high temperatures in the 70s. The most recent sub-80 was 7/27/2011 with a high of 77 degrees.