Sep 26, 2017

Lansing keeps breaking records as the heat wave continues

Lansing, MI
USA
by
Ken Palmer
,
Lansing State Journal
Lansing has matched or exceeded its daily high temperature record for five consecutive days. Photo: Getty Images, iStockphoto
Lansing has matched or exceeded its daily high temperature record for five consecutive days. Photo: Getty Images, iStockphoto

Years from now, folks might reminisce about the strange September heat wave of 2017, when temperature records fell like dominoes for days on end.

But for now, they're just looking for ways to cool off.

The mercury hit 92 on Monday at Capital Region International Airport, beating the all-time daily high temperature mark of 91 degrees, set nearly 100 years ago.

It was the fifth straight day that temperatures matched or exceeded the highest recorded temperature for that date. And forecasters expect it will happen again on Tuesday.

Here's a day-by-day breakdown:

  • Thursday, Sept. 21:
    • High: 95 
    • Old record: 94 (set in 1895)
  • Friday, Sept. 22:
    • High: 94
    • Ties previous record: 94 (set in 1895)
  • Saturday, Sept. 23:
    • High: 93
    • Old record: 90 (set in 1891)
  • Sunday, Sept. 24:
    • High: 92
    • Old record: 90 (set in 1891)
  • Monday: Sept. 25:
    • High: 92
    • Old record: 91 (set in 1920)

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The severe heat and extremely dry conditions have prompted at least two local fire departments to ban open burning in at least five townships: Delhi and Alaiedon in Ingham County, and Delta, Eagle and Watertown townships in Clinton County.