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Posted on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 12:11 p.m.

Tuesday heat in Ann Arbor ties 1995 record of 95 degrees

By Katrease Stafford


Ypsilanti resident Luke Stolarski jumps from a bridge above the Huron River near Barton Nature Area Tuesday afternoon as his friend Willie Schork of Ann Arbor wades in the water and watches. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-90s through Wednesday.

Jeffrey Smith |

Tuesday’s sweltering heat in Ann Arbor tied the June 19, 1995 high temperature record for 95 degrees, and today has already been declared an ozone action day, said University of Michigan Weather Observer Dennis Kahlbaum.

"Any time we get into the 90s, there’s warnings out for people that may be more susceptible to high temperatures,” Kahlbaum said. “That always goes hand in hand.”

Pollutants are expected to be in the unhealthy range for sensitive groups.

The action day is in effect for the following Michigan counties: Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne.

This is the fifth air quality alert for Washtenaw County so far this year, with other recent ones occurring on Friday and Saturday.

Kahlbaum said Tuesday’s forecast was spot on and the clear, sunny skies contributed to the record being tied.

Tuesday’s heat felt a bit hotter than the actual temperature because of the 98 degree heat index.

The expected temperature for today is 93 with wind speeds between 10 and 25 mph. Although it might be somewhat breezy, Kahlbaum said it will be slightly more humid today than it was Tuesday and the heat index will be higher.

Kahlbaum said he doesn’t believe today’s heat will break the 1953 record of 97 degrees.

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Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 7:38 p.m.

I love days like this, I dry my laundry outside as much as possible, today was bedding day, I washed the sheets and hung them outside, I checked them after ten minutes and they were completely dry! The quilts should be dry in record time as well, much better than running the dryer for several hours. and as Hmm says, it is Slurpee time!


Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 7:35 p.m.

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Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 6:41 p.m.

Thank Goodness we are back to the 1995 level for heat! I guess this proves that the "man made" climate change is just nonsense. After all, its been 17 years and we have not gotten hotter? just stayed the same! I guess you could call it "Global NON-Warming"!

Albert Howard

Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 5:50 p.m.

Amazing weather but please stay cool and hydrated.


Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 5:31 p.m.

Climate Change Pool Bet: 2012 will (or will not) go down as the warmest year on record. I'd bet with the "will" people; such temperature records have been commonly falling for the past 20 years. Not coincidence, a genuine trend. Moving closer to climatic disaster, one bit of right wing ideologic, anti-science, nonsense at a time.

Macabre Sunset

Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 7:04 p.m.

They said the same thing about the medieval warming period. But unfortunately, all records of this have been erased, because it didn't really turn out to be a disaster, after all. Moving closer to a left-wing religious government takeover of the entire economy, one bit of ideological, anti-science nonsense at a time.


Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 5:02 p.m.

Ready for the climate change deniers to comment. Wasn't that a rather warm "winter" season we had?


Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 8:51 p.m.

the summer of 88 was terribly hot and dry, we didn't have air conditioning, terrible summer, I slept in the basement on a blow up mattress. that was the summer of the great yellowstone fires. some years are hotter than others


Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 8:37 p.m.

That should have been I'm not denying the possibility of climate change.


Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 8:35 p.m.

mixmaster, I too have lived here for a long time. All my life, 59 years as of last week. And guess what, that is when the record for today was set, 1953. And I can remember plenty of 90+ days in June. One example is we sat through my oldest Daughters graduation in June of 1999 and it was nearly 100 that day, and the following Saturday we had her open house and rented chairs and an awning for the back yard that nobody used because they all stayed in the air conditioned house because it was too hot. I'm denying the possibility of climate change but maybe you should use a different example.

Macabre Sunset

Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 7:01 p.m.

Seems silly to straw-man those of us who aren't convinced man is the cause of higher temperatures. I don't hear many people denying that the earth is getting hotter the last decade or so. What we don't know is if this cycle is any different from other cycles in the past. And what we do know is that there is/was a conspiracy from the group at East Anglia responsible for much mid-range temperature analysis to alter results and control publication of dissenting opinion. The way many people talk about AGW is very similar to the way religious people proclaim the existence of a god.


Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 5:33 p.m.

3 days of 90's is consistent temps? LOL ok buddy I am done arguing you win!


Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 5:32 p.m.

I've lived here for a long time. I also lived near the equator for a couple of years. Consistent 90+ degrees in June in Michigan is unusual. Those temps are expected later in July and August. Usually around Art Fair. late July. And after this past mild winter and temps like this, I don't hear much talk from the climate change deniers.


Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 5:23 p.m.

It's summertime, t's supposed to be hot. Do you think there has to be climate change for that to happen? I'm not a denier to climate change but I don't see how you can blame this heat on that when it's June 20th


Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 4:58 p.m.

Slurpee time