Updated: Monday, 02 Jul 2012, 6:22 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 02 Jul 2012, 2:16 PM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - The last time the temperature hit 100 in Grand Rapids was July 1988, one of the hottest summers in memory.
That year, there was just 1/4″ of rain in June and 10 days of 90-degrees of more. In July we had a stretch where 11 of 14 days was 90 or hotter.
Overall that summer we had 14 days hit 95 or more -- and the average high in July was 88.1.
West Michigan stayed warm through August 17, when we hit 98. There were storms that night and over an inch of rain. The next day was only in the low 70s and it never got above 80 the rest of the summer.
September was cooler than average and October was the fifth-coldest October ever, never getting above 53 in the last 2 weeks of the month.
This week, Storm Team 8 predicts highs in the 90s each day.
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