June Weather Summary

July 1st, 2013 at 7:59 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Lake Michigan Weds. Night Race Night beach bum joe reportit   Weds. Night Races at Lake Michigan…picture from “beach bum joe” at ReportIt.  Check it out Full Screen.   June gave us average temperatures and above average rainfall.  The average temperature for the month was 68.4 in Grand Rapids.  That is exactly average, down to 1/10th of a degree.  Lansing was 0.2 deg. cooler than average and Muskegon was 0.1 deg. warmer than average.  Grand Rapids did not have a 90-degree temperature in June, our warmest was 89 on the 23rd.  Lansing peaked at 88 and Muskegon’s highest was 85.  Rainfall totaled 4.52″ in Grand Rapids and that was 3/4″ above average.  Monthly rainfall was 4.33″ in Muskegon and a whopping 8.40″ in Lansing.   The average wind speed was 7.4 mph and we had a respectable 66% of possible sunshine.   Much of the East saw heavy rain in June.  These cities all set record rainfall totals for the month:  New York City- 10.27″, Boston – 13.2″, Philadelphia – 10.11″, Atlanta 11.21″, Baltimore – 9.95″ and Wilmington – 13.66″.

We have some high clouds this Monday AM – the west edge of the cloud shield from the large upper low that is providing wet weather for much of the Eastern U.S.  The overnight European model gives G.R. dry weather today, 0.14″ tomorrow (heavier southeast), dry on Weds./Thurs. and 0.16″ next weekend (Sat. and Sun. combined).  The warmest days would be Fri. – Sat. at around 86 or 87 – still no 90 on the European.   The GFSX gives G.R. a high of 88 on Sat. and 87 on Sun. with a 70% chance of showers tomorrow (Tue.) and 62% on Weds.

21 Responses to “June Weather Summary”

  1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    Looks like I finished June +2.2 degrees above average with 2 days in the 90′s and another at 89. 14 clear days and only 4 cloudy days.

    Welcome to July! Keep the good summer weather rolling.

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      … and no where else in Michigan finished remotely close to 2.2° =)

      Man, you guys needed to get out yesterday, it was perfect out…

      1. Travis (Oakland County) says:

        Hey the, Soo and Houghton Lake were +1 degrees or more too ;)

        Biked to sunset yesterday. Grilled out/bonfire/fireworks Saturday. Played tennis Friday. It was a great weather weekend to be out!

        1. Bill Steffen says:

          Other temperature departures from average for June (in degrees from average): Pontiac -0.2, Ludington -1.3, Manistee -2.4, Manistique -1.4, Menominee -3.2, Mt. Clemens +0.1, Port Hope -0.3, Escanaba -1.8, Hancock -0.6, Iron Mt. -1.6, Jackson -0.7, Marquette -1.1, Ironwood -2.2, Gaylord -1.1, Alpena -0.1, Benton Harbor -1.5, Copper Harbor -3.2 (they had only 3 days warmer than 71, 7 days with highs in the 50s and 1 day with a high of 49).

        2. Travis (Oakland County) says:

          Hmm funny, you forgot to mention all the warm spots…

          Saginaw +0.4
          Detroit +0.2
          Holland +0.7
          Battle Creek +0.9

        3. DF (SE Mich) says:

          LOL, I like that +0.2° is warm now. Every month must be exactly 0.0°!

        4. Bill Steffen says:

          Other June monthly temperature departures: Caribou ME -1.0, Buffalo -0.6, Bismarck +0.1, Omaha -0.1, Indianapolis +0.0, Memphis +0.1, Glasgow MT -0.4, San Francisco +0.5.

  2. Yup (Grandville) says:

    Great weekend, the clouds and misting rain on Saturday really helped the heat stay down for the car show in Holland. Played outside all day yesterday. Great weather!

  3. fixxxer says:

    Not digging that 71 for a high tomorrow. Hoping we get some sun today at least. Yesterday was perfect.

  4. Dan says:

    Need some rain here now. Heat to return this week!

    1. fixxxer says:

      i dot see any big warm ups coming, very average temps.

  5. mr. negative says:

    Welcome to July…overcast, windy, and 68.

    1. fixxxer says:

      a far cry from last year.

  6. Mindy ( Mason MI ) says:

    Mowing the lawn rather Chilly!! just made 70, with brisk wind and overcast feels like 60!! High of 80, be lucky to get to 75 with rain moving in from southeast MI!!

  7. Tom says:

    I am really enjoying the weather that we have been having this summer so far, except that it has been a bit too rainy. Too bad we can’t send some of the rain we have had this spring and summer out west where the wild fire are blazing. This summer is a lot more comfortable than last summer was, not nearly as hot or humid, its been beautiful!!

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      + 1 Million!

  8. Jack says:

    Happy,Happy, Joy, Joy, It’s JULY !!!! In West Michigan…. STAY CUED….Bills BEST.. ;-)

  9. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Keep the below to near normal temperatures rolling baby!

  10. Zach says:

    Some significant flooding in Chapell Hill NC, the campus of UNC Chapell Hill is flooded


  11. GunLakeDeb says:

    AWESOME picture, Beach Bum Joe!!!

    I’m LOVING this weather – believe me, it’s not keeping anyone away from the beaches at Yankee Springs State Park. The lake is busy, busy, BUSY!!!

  12. DF (SE Mich) says:

    Detroit has made it to a whopping 69° so far today. It is cold and wet out there. That high is getting darn close to record minimum highs for this time of the year.

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