July Weather Wrap – part 1August 1st, 2013 at 2:31 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
This monarch butterfly was captured by Beach Bum Joe and sent to us via ReportIt. See it full screen. Behind the pay wall at Accu-Weather, they keep track of weather stations in Michigan. There are 36 listed. I looked at the temperature departure from average for July at all the 36 stations. Some stations were complete thru the 31st, some only through the 30th. Here’s a list showing the 36 stations in order from the warmest relative to average to the coolest relative to average:
Flint +2.4°, S. Ste Marie +1.7°, Traverse City +1.5°, Chippewa +1.1°, Holland and Houghton Lake +1.0°, Pellston +0.9°, Battle Creek +0.8°, Port Hope and Bay City +0.7°, Mt. Clemens and Adrian+0.6°, Detroit Metro and Cadillac +0.4°, Lansing and Howell +0.3°, Grand Rapids +0.2°, Muskegon and Pontiac +0.1°, Alpena -0.1°, Detroit City, Jackson and Marquette -0.2°, Iron Mt. -0.3°, Ironwood -0.4°, Gaylord -0.5°, Hancock and Manistique -0.6°, Kalamazoo -0.8°, Ludington and Copper Harbor -1.3°, Ann Arbor -1.5°, Escanaba -1.8°, Benton Harbor -1.9°, Menominee -2.6°, Manistee -3.1°. If you add up all the stations, you get -0.1 degree for the state for July. Like
The U.P. had substantial rainfall: 6.68″ Copper Harbor, 5.97″ Hancock, 5.74″ S. Ste Marie, 4.78″ Marquette, 4.66″ Manistique. Ray Hackman reports 7.19″ of rain in Oshtemo for July. Rainfall for G.R. in July was 3.21″. That was 0.57″ below average. Other rainfall totals for July: 4.90 Battle Creek, 4.14″ Detroit, 3.54″ Kalamazoo Airport, 3.53″
Alpena, 3.16″ S. Bend, 3.03″ Holland, 2.83″ Traverse City, 2.29″ Muskegon, 1.98″ Jackson, 1.75″ Lansing, 1.74″ Flint, 1.14″ Houghton Lake.
Seattle had only a trace of rain in July, tying 1958 and 1960 for least rain in July. Their average rainfall in July is only 0.70″. Here’s video of a waterspout over Tampa Bay Tues. and a waterspout over Lake Chapala. Lake Chapala is the largest freshwater lake in Mexico. It’s south of Guadalajara.