Michigan's Hot Summer

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Photo Credit | Robert Ray, Associated Press

The summer of 2012 tied a record for the hottest ever in Metro Detroit. The National Weather Service says the average temperature in June, July, and August equaled the previous high of 74.8 degrees set in 2005. For the year so far, the average temperature is 56.8 degrees, a degree and a half higher than the current record set in 1998, so this could also end up being the warmest year ever in the Detroit area. WDET's Pat Batcheller asked National Weather Service Meteorologist Brian Tilley to explain how average temperature is calculated, and why it's been so hot this summer.

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