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