Warm Start to December

In case you through it was unusually warm for the beginning of December you would be correct. The first four days of December were in the top 5 warmest on record for our primary climate stations. Below is listed the top five warmest days at Grand Rapids, Lansing and Muskegon. Only 1982, 1998 and for Lansing and Muskegon, 1951 had warmer starts. It does look cooler next week, there may even be a little snow Sunday night or Monday. Grand Rapids Area Extremes Highest Average Average Temperature degrees F Days: 12/1 - 12/4 Length of period: 4 days Years: 1892-2012 Rank Value Ending Date 1 53.8 12/ 4/1982 2 52.9 12/ 4/1998 3 49.0 12/ 4/2012 4 47.6 12/ 4/1913 5 47.4 12/ 4/1951 Lansing Area Extremes Highest Average Average Temperature degrees F Days: 12/1 - 12/4 Length of period: 4 days Years: 1850-2012 Rank Value Ending Date 1 54.1 12/ 4/1982 2 52.6 12/ 4/1998 3 48.8 12/ 4/1951 4 48.1 12/ 4/2012 5 46.6 12/ 4/1941 Muskegon Extremes Highest Average Average Temperature degrees F Days: 12/1 - 12/4 Length of period: 4 days Years: 1850-2012 Rank Value Ending Date 1 51.9 12/ 4/1982 2 49.9 12/ 4/1998 3 48.4 12/ 4/1951 4 47.1 12/ 4/2012 5 46.9 12/ 4/1999

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