Grand Rapids - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in Grand Rapids, Michigan. How hot did it get in 2019? When was the last time thermometers in Grand Rapids rose above 100 °F? What was the highest temperature in Grand Rapids a century ago? Answers to those questions and much more can be found quickly and easily in the list below of record high temperatures.

This page gives the highest temperature for each year in Grand Rapids and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign means it was that hot on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1898, with just a few years missing data. The highest temperature measured during that time was 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 Celsius) on July 13, 1936.

Since 1964 the temperature extremes were observed at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. From 1943 to 1962 temperature data were collected in the Godwin Heights neighborhood, south of downtown Grand Rapids. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Grand Rapids.

Highest Grand Rapids temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
92 July 20, 2019 33
94 July 04, 2018 + 34
96 September 23, 2017 36
93 June 18, 2016 34
91 August 02, 2015 33
89 July 22, 2014 32
96 July 19, 2013 36
104 July 06, 2012 40
97 July 20, 2011 36
93 August 29, 2010 34
Highest temperature recorded at Grand Rapids each year
Max °F Date Max °C
96 June 24, 2009 36
92 September 02, 2008 33
97 July 31, 2007 36
95 July 31, 2006 + 35
94 July 24, 2005 34
90 July 21, 2004 + 32
92 August 21, 2003 + 33
94 July 21, 2002 34
94 August 08, 2001 34
90 June 10, 2000 32
97 July 30, 1999 36
94 June 25, 1998 34
94 July 14, 1997 34
96 August 07, 1996 36
98 June 20, 1995 37
96 June 18, 1994 36
93 July 04, 1993 34
95 June 17, 1992 35
94 July 20, 1991 + 34
95 July 08, 1990 35
91 August 03, 1989 33
100 July 06, 1988 38
96 June 18, 1987 36
91 July 05, 1986 33
92 July 13, 1985 33
92 August 07, 1984 33
94 August 19, 1983 34
92 August 03, 1982 33
92 July 07, 1981 + 33
94 July 20, 1980 34
90 August 07, 1979 + 32
92 July 20, 1978 + 33
94 July 15, 1977 34
94 August 27, 1976 + 34
93 August 01, 1975 + 34
93 July 14, 1974 + 34
95 August 26, 1973 35
93 July 11, 1972 34
96 June 28, 1971 36
91 July 02, 1970 33
92 August 30, 1969 + 33
92 August 23, 1968 + 33
91 July 22, 1967 33
97 July 03, 1966 + 36
96 July 23, 1965 36
100 August 03, 1964 38
1963
94 August 24, 1962 34
92 June 30, 1961 33
96 September 07, 1960 36
94 September 08, 1959 + 34
92 August 03, 1958 33
94 June 22, 1957 34
94 June 13, 1956 34
99 August 19, 1955 37
98 September 06, 1954 37
101 June 20, 1953 38
95 September 12, 1952 + 35
90 July 29, 1951 + 32
90 July 12, 1950 + 32
97 July 05, 1949 36
97 August 24, 1948 36
101 August 05, 1947 38
96 July 18, 1946 36
97 July 24, 1945 36
98 June 27, 1944 37
94 July 13, 1943 + 34
1942
99 July 26, 1941 37
99 July 25, 1940 37
97 September 15, 1939 + 36
94 August 03, 1938 34
95 July 11, 1937 + 35
108 July 13, 1936 42
96 July 19, 1935 36
104 July 21, 1934 40
97 June 27, 1933 + 36
96 August 31, 1932 36
101 July 01, 1931 38
99 July 20, 1930 37
93 July 30, 1929 34
95 July 08, 1928 35
97 July 01, 1927 36
95 July 21, 1926 35
95 July 03, 1925 + 35
92 August 30, 1924 33
98 June 23, 1923 37
95 September 08, 1922 35
100 July 05, 1921 38
93 July 23, 1920 34
97 July 02, 1919 36
102 August 06, 1918 39
98 July 31, 1917 37
103 July 29, 1916 39
90 September 14, 1915 + 32
95 July 22, 1914 35
99 August 16, 1913 37
92 September 09, 1912 33
100 July 05, 1911 + 38
99 July 01, 1910 37
92 August 07, 1909 33
95 July 29, 1908 35
91 August 11, 1907 33
94 September 18, 1906 34
92 June 17, 1905 33
91 July 17, 1904 33
93 July 04, 1903 34
92 August 25, 1902 + 33
97 July 17, 1901 36
96 August 05, 1900 36
97 August 19, 1899 + 36
102 July 24, 1898 39
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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