5 JULY 1998. MICHIGAN: CLIMATE Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Wayne County: " Detroit has recorded its warmest first half of a year since records began here in 1870. The average temperature for the first six months of 1998 was 49.0 degrees, which shattered the old record of 48.3 degrees set in 1921. It is also interesting to note that four of the top ten years in this category occurred within the past eleven years. Here is a break down for the first six months of 1998: January: 9.9 deg above normal February: 11.3 deg above normal March: 3.8 deg above normal April: 3.1 deg above normal May: 7.2 deg above normal June: 1.5 deg above normal Note: This data comes from the National Weather Service Office in Detroit (White Lake)."-- Paul H. Gross paulg@wdiv.com

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