How Has The Summer of 2013 Stacked Up So Far?

After a scorching hot summer in 2012 which featured widespread drought along with Detroit's hottest summer on record (tied with 2005), Southeast Michigan and the entire eastern half of the country have fared much better this year with regard to both heat and rainfall.  In fact, high temperatures have only reached 90 degrees three times thus far in Flint and twice in the Tri-Cities, while Detroit has yet to break the 90-degree barrier.  In addition, all three locations are currently amidst their 4th wettest year on record as of July 10th.  See how this summer ranks historically and how it compares to last year below:


 Average Temperature

Location Average Temperature (2013) Rank Record (to date) Last Year
Detroit Area 70.9 30th warmest 74.9 (1949) 74.3
Flint Area 70.2 18th warmest 74.8 (1934) 71.5
Tri-Cities 68.8 32nd warmest 73.2 (1933) 71.8

 

 # of 90 Degree Days

Location # of 90 degree days in 2013 (so far) Summer 2012 Record
Detroit Area 0  30  39 (1988)
Flint Area 3  29  44 (1934)
Tri-Cities 2  22  38 (1988)

 

Summer (Annual) Precpitation vs Normal

Location 2013-to-date Summer (Annual) Precipitation Normal-to-date Summer (Annual) Last Year-to-date Summer (Annual)
Detroit Area 8.53" (23.38", 4th wettest) 4.54" (17.08") 3.48" (15.21")
Flint Area 4.82" (21.58", 4th wettest) 4.04" (15.03") 2.06" (16.24")
Tri-Cities 2.78" (21.13", 4th wettest) 3.81" (15.46") 2.85" (13.50)

 



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