July Weather Notes
Summer weather is finally in full force! After our long cold season and what feels like endless days of "Cooler by the lake", warm conditions in July are becoming more of the standard versus a treat. July stands out holding more records in the 100s than any other month. Here's a look at some of the stats:The hottest day ever recorded for the city comes July 24th, where the mercury soared to 105°, back in 1934. And for rain July averages just a little less than June or August. We're also now starting to talk about a little less sun, but not by much. This is daylight for today, July 1st. We've lost about three minutes of light from the longest day of the year. By the end of the month sunrise comes in at 5:51 a.m. with sunset at 8:14 p.m. Other weather notes for this month include record rainfall at 10.93" back in 2010. Four straight days in the triple-digits came the 8th-11th back in 1936. And three scorching new record heat days in the 100s, back in 2012. Even Lake Michigan is slowly but surely becoming more swimmable with water temps continuing to rise from the 50s into the 70s through the month.
I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld