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Michigan Hits Record 101 Degrees! What Do You Think About This Heat?

Hey Michigan—Arizona called and wants its weather back. Ha! Record temperatures in Michigan Tuesday had everybody sweating and talking about this summer's unusually hot weather. What did you think? Will August be this bad?

This has been the hottest summer in a long time.

Temperatures hit 101 degrees Tuesday in Southeast Michigan, and an excessive heat warning was issued for the region. At 7 p.m. it was still 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

The heat wave marks the hottest July 17 in metro Detroit since 1887, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The hottest day on record for the region is 105 degrees. That record was hit on July 24,1934.

The good news? The NWS says a cold front from the north will slowly drop through the entire southeast Michigan region by early Wednesday morning. It'll be windy, but cooler! Look for temps in the 80s the rest of the week.

Jim Rutkowski July 18, 2012 at 08:29 PM
I wonder how the people in 1886 explained the high temperature. Must have been climate change caused by horse flatulance.
Terri Brosky July 19, 2012 at 12:41 AM
We can talk about climate change until we're blue in the face, but we can't pretend it's not happening, for whatever reason. The glaciers ARE melting and they're not going to "re-freeze" unless we have another ice age. I doubt the human race will survive that.
Dave July 19, 2012 at 01:20 AM
you are delirious still DJG but that was funny!
Rene Bellis July 19, 2012 at 02:27 AM
I hate it. I restore furniture and can't work when it's this hot as it affects how fast my polyurethane dries. Plus, it's hard to see what you're doing when the sweat is literally pouring into your eyes. I long for a 75° day! I love summer, I love warm, but I hate hot & humid!! Enough is enough.
Cindy July 19, 2012 at 03:17 AM
LOL I thought the same thing, Jim, without the horse problem....LOL

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