Weather History for This Week

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For those of you who want a snow storm for next week at this point the GFS (below) is pointing to the snow storms staying to the west of us.  Still a bit early, but hey, who knows…  Looks like some minor lake effect but beyond that two meter temps (6 feet) will be in the 30s most of next week.  This is is looking out to ten days so this is only a guess…

That said, we still await the bitter Arctic air in the teens and low 20s with a west/northwest wind to set up for a good lake effect dump of snow, not seeing that in the near future though – I will get into this more in my weekly winter update tomorrow…


Weather History

November 18

1958: Record high temperatures are set all across Lower Michigan as a southerly flow of air pushes afternoon high temperatures to around 70 degrees. At Muskegon, the temperature hits a record 71 degrees for the second day in a row.

2014: Arctic air prevails with high temperatures in the teens and heavy lake effect snow. Nearly 10 inches of snow falls at Grand Rapids, contributing to a record November total of 31 inches.

November 19

1930: Record late season warmth was across Lower Michigan with highs of 74 degrees at Grand Rapids and Lansing.

November 20

1869: More than a foot of snow fell at Lansing, setting a record for the most ever recorded during the month of November.

2000: An intense lake effect snow squall dropped almost a foot of snow on Grand Rapids, setting a record for the most snow in a November day there.

November 21

1880: Bitterly cold conditions prevail across Lower Michigan. It’s the coldest November day on record at Lansing with a high of only 12 degrees. The low of four below zero is the earliest subzero temperature on record there.

1913: Record warmth prevails across Lower Michigan with high temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s. The 70 degree reading at Grand Rapids is a late season record.

November 22

1866: Seven inches of snow piles up in Lansing as temperatures plunge to the single digits.

1963: President John Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas. The weather in Lower Michigan is unusually warm with morning lows around 50 degrees and afternoon highs in the 60s. The month ends up being one of the warmest Novembers on record.

November 23

1931: A record late warm spell peaks on this date with a high of 70 degrees at Grand Rapids setting a record for the warmest temperature so late in the season. It is the warmest November on record at Grand Rapids and Muskegon.

November 24

1950: A massive storm moves through the northeast United States, producing blizzard conditions and record low pressure, and drawing extremely cold arctic air south across Michigan. The bitterly cold air results in high temperatures only around 10 degrees, with record lows down to nine below zero at Grand Rapids.


Thanksgiving day will be good for traveling in Michigan though a bit cold with wind chills in the teens.  Highs today and tomorrow will be below freezing – tonight we will see temps drop into the teens.  Friday we will see temps rise to normal for this time of year into the 40s lasting through the weekend, however we will see rain showers through the period.

Below is a graphic for the NWS showing Thanksgiving Day extremes for southwest Michigan:


 

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Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

As the planet continues to melt, our record warm November must come to an end. With another month of record setting heat, gardens will be up and blooming by Christmas.

INDY
INDY

24* degrees out at thee YARDofBRICKS cold temps are dropping ….Brrrrr! INDY!

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Incredible November COLD! No it will not be a rainy week. After a brief small warm up and a few weekend showers, watch out baby! It will be cold and snowy! Get prepared now!

Slim

@ Indy, The record low for November 22 is 13 set in 1929. There is a chance that Grand Rapids will have one of its coldest lows for the 22nd In fact if it drops below 20° it will be in the top ten!!! And if it fails to reach 30 the maximum will be in the top 6 coldest for the date.
Slim

INDY
INDY

Thank you slim sorry for all the hurdles in between my question to you ….I’m thinking top 3 tomorrow coldest low temp on Thanksgiving!! Again no proof just a thought I hope you and the misses have a wonderful Thanksgiving! INDY!

INDY
INDY

Tuesday we have a snow storm brewing let’s keep the snow totals adding up for GR incredible INDY!

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Looks like a rainy weekend ahead. Good stuff.

INDY
INDY

With below normal temps even better yeaaaa! INDY

INDY
INDY

Coldest Thanksgiving in the northeast in 22 years …. INDY!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

And one of the hottest one in years out West. All evens out.

INDY
INDY

Looks nice outside but it’s cold don’t let that sunshine get you it’s 29* out at theee YARDOFBRICKS! NOTHER BELOW DAY!! INDY!

Slim

See my post above!!!! yes it could be one of the coldest for November 22 in GR history.
Slim

INDY
INDY

Wow loving this cold weather Winter is the best INDY!

INDY
INDY

Slim what’s the record low for Thanksgiving? Im thinking tomorrow will go down in the top 10 coldest Thanksgivings in history! Just a thought not posting proof lol! Thanks INDY!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

If you would scroll up you would see that Michael has posted all the Thanksgiving records. With the record being 7 degrees, I’m pretty sure we will be no where near breaking that.

Jeff(Portland)
Jeff(Portland)

Some need to read the full article. Lol !!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Yeah, I don’t think Joe is here to read about the weather.

INDY
INDY

Lol …Ok berry just on here to tell false information right … Just think 6 more months to to Summer darn so far away have a nice day!! INDYJOE!!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

If you would ever pay attention, you would know that I prefer these temps to hot Summer temps. I can’t stand working in heat, there’s no way to cool off.

INDY
INDY

15* is not that far off from 7* degrees so sorry berry you may need a coat tomorrow! Far from what a few said about the warm Thanksgiving coming lol! INDY!

INDY
INDY

Temps are dropping outside over night look for lows in the teens going to be a cold Thanksgiving tomorrow around here … The Upee is on it’s way to over 300 inches of snow this season with all the snow that has fallen , GR is already above snowfall for the this time of year with a snowstorm brewing next week Winter is Rocking hard and it’s only November Love this time of year..INDY!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Yeah ok, so where is the 3 inch clipper you said was coming yesterday? Do you ever actually contribute anything useful or accurate here? Come on, we all know you can do it. Here, I’ll give an example: Here’s is a link to a great sight for looking up past weather for any specific day:

https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/us/mi/grand-rapids/KGRR/date/2018-11-6

Now you try! Share something everyone here can enjoy!

INDY
INDY

Ok it’s supposed to be in the 30’s tonight lol! INDY!

Slim

The last time it reached 60 or better here at Grand Rapids was way back on October 14th and so far the highest it has gotten this November here is just 52° The earliest last 60° day here on record is October 13th and that has happened twice in 1925 and 1969. There have only been 9 Novembers where it has not reached at least 60° this year is well on its way to being number 10 and the current lowest maximum temperature for any November is 53° set in 1907 and we are very much in play for that… Read more »