Fourth of July Weather Extremes for Southwest Lower Michigan

As we celebrate our country's Independence this year, here is a look back at some weather extremes for our official climate sites in Southwest Lower Michigan since weather records have been kept. Period of record for Grand Rapids is 1892-2011, period of record for Muskegon is 1896-2011, and period of record for Lansing is 1863-2011.

 

 

Grand Rapids

Period of Record 1892-2011

Warmest High Temperature

(t)1. 100 degrees - 1911

                                 - 1897

3. 99 degrees - 1921

Coldest High Temperature

1. 64 degrees - 1970

2. 66 degrees - 1956

3. 67 degrees - 1915

Warmest Low Temperature

(t)1. 77 degrees - 1999

                              - 1921

                              - 1913

Coldest Low Temperature

1. 45 degrees - 1972

(t)2. 46 degrees - 1968

                              - 1892

Wettest

1. 1.74 inches - 1903

2. 1.68 inches - 1977

3. 1.20 inches - 1969

  

 

Lansing

Period of Record 1863-2011

Warmest High Temperature

(t)1. 98 degrees - 1911

                              - 1897

3. 97 degrees - 1921

Coldest High Temperature

(t)1. 66 degrees - 1972

                              - 1970

                              - 1882

Warmest Low Temperature

1. 77 degrees - 1999

2. 73 degrees - 1990

(t)3. 72 degrees - 1949, 1913, 1867

Coldest Low Temperature

1. 37 degrees -1894

2. 40 degrees - 1972

3. 41 degrees - 1869

Wettest

1. 1.80 inches - 2005

2. 1.57 inches - 1969

3. 1.28 inches - 1871

  

 

Muskegon

Period of Record 1896-2011

Warmest High Temperature

1. 97 degrees - 1911

2. 92 degrees - 1913

(t)3. 91 degrees - 1955, 1921, 1897

Coldest High Temperature

1. 61 degrees - 1927

(t)2. 64 degrees - 1970

                              - 1917

Warmest Low Temperature

1. 78 degrees - 1897

2. 75 degrees - 1999

(t)3. 72 degrees - 1949, 1931, 1911

Coldest Low Temperature

1. 46 degrees - 1963

(t)2. 47 degrees - 1997, 1996, 1960, 1929

Wettest

1. 3.75 inches - 1901

2. 1.10 inches - 1969

3. 0.92 inches - 1994



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