Grand Rapids and Muskegon Finally Hit 60 Degrees

Winter has stubbornly persisted much longer into Spring than people hoped it would! Mean temperature for the entire month at Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Muskegon was about 4 degrees below normal in March and about 2 degrees below normal in February. However, maybe Spring is finally here to stay. Grand Rapids and Muskegon have both officially hit 60 degrees today! April 15, 2013 is tied for the second longest it has ever taken Grand Rapids to hit 60 degrees. Spring 2013 in Muskegon has been the ninth slowest to a 60 degree day.

Top 10 Latest 60 Degree Days

Grand Rapids

 

Muskegon

Date

Rank

Date

April 17, 1975

1

May 2, 1934

April 15, 2013

2

April 25, 1939

April 15, 1982

3

April 24, 1924

April 13, 1926

4

April 20, 1923

April 11, 1965

5

April 19, 1940

April 10, 1933

6

April 19, 1944

April 10, 2002

7

April 17, 1917

April 8, 1931

8

April 17, 1975

April 8, 1934

9

April 15, 2013

April 8, 1970

10

April 15, 1982

This table shows that April 17th is the latest Grand Rapids has ever made it into Spring without a single 60 degree day. In 1934, it took Muskegon all the way to May 2nd to hit 60 degrees. Below is the high temperature forecast for Grand Rapids and Muskegon for the rest of the week.

 

7-Day Forecast High Temperatures

 

Monday 15th

Tuesday 16th 

Wednesday 17th

Thursday 18th

Friday 19th

Saturday 20th

Sunday 21st

Grand Rapids

65

54

55

66

47

45

53

Muskegon

60

52

51

59

45

41

50

To add more perspective, the average first occurrence of a daily high temperature of 60 degrees is March 17th for Grand Rapids, nearly a month ago. Temperatures will be near normal for most of the week, before cold air intrudes again on Friday and Saturday.




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