Cool Year for the U.S.August 16th, 2014 at 12:35 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Click on the image (from the High Plains Regional Climate Center). This is the departure from average temperature for the U.S. for Jan. 1, 2014 to Aug. 14, 2014. You can see it’s been a cool year for most areas east of the Rockies and warmer than average in the Western U.S. The departures from average of over 6 degrees across the Northern Plains into the western Great Lakes are impressive. Grand Rapids is -3.65° for the year. Since Jan. 1, Grand Rapids has had 23.72″ of precipitation and that’s 0.84″ above average. The warmest day of 2014 in G.R. has been 89° on 7/22 and the coldest -12° on 2/28. G.R. has had 9 days with 100% sunshine and 32 days with 0% sunshine.