Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September heat wave in midwest breaks records

It's too early to call the Elections I'm watching tonight, so instead I'll focus on this week's weather in Michigan and Ohio, which is breaking records for heat.  I begin with WOOD-TV for a good regional picture focused on West Michigan in Storm Team 8 forecast 6 p.m. - 9/10/13.

Note the record high low for Grand Rapids as well as the warm temperatures elsewhere, along with the predicted drop in temperatures coming this weekend.

Toledo's WNWO pointed out both that today was the warmest day of the year so far (and likely will be the warmest day of the year, period) as well as the forecast for lower temperatures in Summer sizzle gives way to a Fall chill by end of the week.

It wasn't quite the record breaker at Detroit's Metro Airport that was predicted, but it was hot enough, as the Detroit Free Press described in Heat wave breaks record, cooler weather moving in later this week.
A high temperature of 93 degrees was recorded just before 3 p.m. at Detroit Metro Airport, said Rachel Kulik, meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in White Lake Township. The hottest temperature on record for Sept. 10 is 94 degrees, set in 1983.

Kulik said with the heat index, it felt like 99 degrees outside.

Flint broke a record. Temperatures there reached 96 degrees today, smashing the 1983 record of 93 degrees.

Kulik said 96 degrees was also recorded in Mt. Clemens and at Detroit's Coleman A. Young International Airport. The weather service does not have past record high temperatures for those locations.
WXYZ, as it usually does, found a human interest angle for Beating the heat.

People are taking action to beat the late summer heat.

Stay cool, everyone.

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