This thermometer in Rockford shows 102 degrees (Report It: Matt, July 4, 2012)
Updated: Wednesday, 04 Jul 2012, 2:07 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 04 Jul 2012, 1:36 PM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Franklin Roosevelt was president the last time it was this hot in the Grand Rapids area.
It's probably the hottest day since 1936, blogged Storm Team 8 Chief Meteorologist Bill Steffen . It may be this hot again Friday, too -- with some places away from Lake Michigan maybe reaching 105.
The hottest day ever recorded in Grand Rapids was July 13, 1936 with a high temperature of 108. Beginning July 7, consecutive high temperatures reached 98, 101, 101, 102, 99, 106, 108, 102.
The record for most consecutive 100-degree days is four, reached in both 1916 and 1934. In Grand Rapids, there were 12 100-degree days in the 1930s, but we've only had one since 1964.
Between 1894-1953, we hit 100+ 28 times - but only twice since then.
And it's never hit 100 in Muskegon. Their record high of 99 was set July 30, 1913.
So remember this stretch and this summer. It's a record-setting memory maker.
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