July 2012 - Continuation of Warm Temperatures

July 2012

A Continuation of Warm Temperatures

Another month of warm temperatures has gone by for Southeastern Michigan.  The normal average temperature for Detroit is 73.5 F, Flint is 70.5 F, and the Tri-Cities is 71.0 F.  So where do the Detroit, Flint, and the Tri-Cities areas now stand in terms of records?  The tables below show the average temperature records for the month of July, the summer so far (June 1st through July 31st), and year-to-date (January 1st through July 31st).

Detroit ended up with an average monthly temperature of 79.0 F, making it tied for the 2nd warmest July on record.  Flint had the 6th warmest July on record with an average monthly temperature of 76.1 F.  The Tri-Cities averaged 76.4 F, ranking in as the 3rd warmest.

Average Temperature Records for July

Detroit
Rank Average Temp. Year
1 79.3 2011
2 79.0 1955, 2012, 1921
5 77.9 1916
6 77.7 1931
     
Flint
Rank
Average Temp.
Year
1 78.0 1921
2 77.7 1935
3 76.8 2011
4 76.7 1934
5 76.5 1955
6 76.1 2012
     
Tri-Cities
Rank
Average Temp.
Year
1 77.5 1921
2 76.8 1916
3 76.4 2012
4 76.1 2011, 1935

 

Currently, Detroit ranks on top for the warmest summers (June 1st through July 31st); while Flint ranks 7th and the Tri-Cities rank 4th.

Average Temperature Records for June 1st through July 31st

Detroit
Rank
Average Temp.
Year
1 75.7 2012
2 75.3 1921
3 75.0 1933, 2011
5 74.8 1949
      Flint
Rank
Average Temp.
Year
1 75.9 1934
2 75.4 1933
3 74.8 1921
4 73.3 1949
5 73.0 1931
6 72.9 1987
7 72.7 2012, 2011
     
Tri-Cities
Rank
Average Temp.
Year
1 74.3
1933
2 73.8
1921
3 73.6
1934
4 73.2
2012
5 73.1
1919
6 72.9
1931

 

Currently, all three areas are experiencing the warmest year-to-date from Janurary 1st through July 31st.

Average Temperature Records for Janurary 1st through July 31st

 

Detroit
Rank
Average Temp.
Year
 1  54.5  2012
 2  52.9  1921
 3  52.6  1998
 4  51.9 1991, 2006
     
Flint
Rank
Average Temp.
Year
 1  52.4  2012
 2  51.5  1921
 3  50.2  1987
 4  49.9  1998
 5  49.3 1991
     
Tri-Cities
Rank
Average Temp.
Year
1 51.9
2012
2 50.6
1998
3 49.2
2010
4 49.0
1987
5 48.4
1991



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