Sunday is Father’s Day and the weather looks great for dad. Father’s Day celebration began in 1910 but didn’t become an official holiday until 1966. It wasn’t signed into law until 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the law making Father's Day an official holiday to be observed on the third Sunday of June.
Father’s Day can be as early as the fifteenth or as late as the twenty-first of June. Father’s Day weather for Grand Rapids can range from frigid to steamy. With the help of the Grand Rapids National Weather Service, I looked at the records since the holiday began and calculated the average Father’s Day weather and the extreme conditions. From the attached chart, an average Father’s Day starts with a low in the upper 50s and warms to a high in the upper 70s. The warmest Father’s Day was in 1988 with a high of 92° and 1992 had the coldest start to the day with 41°. The wettest Father’s day was in 1975 when 2.01” of rain fell.
This Father’s Day will be close to the average but breezy. Look for temperatures in the upper 50s for the early morning with high temperatures in the low 80s inland and upper 70s near the lakeshore. The clouds will increase during the day with a few showers possible by the evening. The wind will be breezy from the south during the day with gusts near 30 mph.
See the attached slideshow for more on Father’s Day weather.
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