I guess I am going to have to come up with better forecasts than what the NWS puts out in the morning, they were off by several degrees yesterday, we had a high temp of 46° with mostly sunny skies rather than the upper 30s predicted. I am thinking their computer spits out info as guesses for multiple locations hoping a greater percentage gets it right. Today I am going with partly sunny skies with increasing clouds this afternoon. It won’t be as warm as yesterday though it will still be above normal for this time of year, we may even see a few sprinkles from time to time.
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1986: Lake Michigan water levels are near record highs. Coastal flooding and erosion are a concern during winter storms along the shore.
1930: Record warmth prevails with highs in the upper 60s across much of southern Lower Michigan. At Grand Rapids, highs are in the upper 50s or 60s every day from the 19th to the 25th.
2000: Warm air surges into Lower Michigan with temperatures reaching the 60s. Grand Rapids sets a record high of 63 degrees and Muskegon hits 60 degrees.
1989: Temperatures fall below zero as a late-season blast of arctic air moves in. Grand Rapids falls to a record 9 below and Muskegon hits 2 below, just missing the record of 3 below set in 1924.
1957: Mild and rainy weather prevails with lows in the 40s and highs in the 50s. The low of 47 degrees at Grand Rapids sets a record for the warmest low temperature for the date. Over an inch of rain falls as a cold front moves through.
2000: Record warm weather continues during a week-long spell of balmy weather across Lower Michigan. The temperature hits 66 degrees at Muskegon for a record high. The low temperature at Grand Rapids is 53 degrees, setting a record for the warmest low temperature for the month of February.
1976: Temperatures soar to the upper 60s during a spell of spring-like weather during the last week of February. Record highs included 62 degrees at Muskegon and 67 at Lansing.