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Monthly Mean Temperatures over the Last Century

Michigan Climate Division 9 Monthly Mean Temperatures graph (1895-2003)

On the right is a graph of average annual temperatures since 1895 in Climate Division 9 (see map below) covering sections of South-Central Lower Michigan, which is representative of temperature trends across the region. The trends are generally similar to those on the global scale, with a warming trend from about 1900 through the late 1930ís followed by a cooling trend through the late 1970ís, followed by another warming trend which continues through the present. While mean temperatures in Michigan have increased during the last 20-30 years, they still remain within the range of observations during the past 120 years.

Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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