A Hot June Marks a Warm Start to Summer 2012


June 2012 has been no exception to the year-plus long trend of warmer than normal temperatures in Southeast Michigan.  After last summer, which was Detroit's 4th warmest and Flint's 10th (including Detroit's hottest month on record in July), Summer 2012 is off to an even warmer start.  Detroit has already had 11 90-degree days through the end of June, equalling its annual average.  Flint has had 8, which is approaching its average of 12.  The table below compares other summers which have started off in similar fashion (using the number of 90-degree days as a measuring stick).  With a few exceptions, most summers ended up quite warm.

Detroit Area Flint Area
 YEAR  90-degree days through June Total # of 90-degree days Rank Among Hottest Summers
 NORM   2.8  11.2  --
 2012  11 11 & counting
 ?
 2005 9 20 1st
 1991 10  24   11th
 1988  14  39 6th
 1964 9  26  40th
 1952  10  29 10th
 1941 9  26  36th
 1934   16   36  22nd
 1933   11  24  7th
 YEAR  90-degree days through June Total # of 90-degree days Rank Among Hottest Summers
 NORM  3.2 12.2  --
 2012  8 8 & counting
 ?
1998  8 17 39th
1988  15 36 13th
1987 9 28 16th
1952  10  22 23rd
1949 10  23 8th
1934  21  44 2nd
1933  17  43 1st
1931  8  37 5th
 1925 11 26 20th
1923 9 31 24th
1922 7 16 33rd
1921 15 36 6th



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