Another Above Freezing Day – Weather History

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.

You can find the forecast for your location on the Centers main page under the Planner tab.  This is updated throughout the day.


Weather History

February 21

1986: Lake Michigan water levels are near record highs. Coastal flooding and erosion are a concern during winter storms along the shore.

February 22

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.

February 23

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.

February 24

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.

February 25

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.

February 26

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.

February 27

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.


 

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Jeff (Portland)
Jeff (Portland)

Above normal temps are here !! More 40s through next week !! MELT MELT MELT..I love it !!

INDY
INDY

Lol welcome back back back…..INDY

Slim

The official high at Grand Rapids today was 42 the high yesterday was 43 and so far the warmest it has gotten this year at Grand Rapids is yesterdays 43. At this time it is partly cloudy here and 38.
Slim

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

48 degrees currently. So much for it being not as warm as yesterday. We have lost more than half our snowpack. We had 15” on the ground three days ago. Now, grass is visible in some spots.

Slim

For those who are wondering how often it gets above 40, 50, 60, and 70 and even 80 in March. On average there are 20 days in March of 40 or better. The record most is 31 in 2010 in 1973 there were 28 days of 40 or better. The least number of days was just 1 in 1965 and in 1960 there were 4. As for 50 or better the average is 9 the most is 21 in 2012 and the least is 0 set is several years. And as for 60 or better the 30 year mean is… Read more »

INDY
INDY

Ice fishing has never been better with in a 5 mile radius of my area the ohhh the beauty of mother nature and all the pretty snow on the ground so breathtaking ahhhh ….INDY

Mookie
Mookie

The NWS put out a warning yesterday to be very careful with the ice right now with all the sun and warmer temps and thinning ice.

Mookie
Mookie

It looks like we will end up with both well below average snow and below average ice extent this winter. Fine by me!

Mookie
Mookie

Where oh where did our short winter go? I see plenty of 40’s and 50’s upcoming in March. Maybe a few days even warmer?

Slim

Temperatures of 40 and above are rather common in March. In fact the average high is 40 starting on March 4th

Slim

Mookie
Mookie

Exactly! I love it!

INDY
INDY

Amazing February in my area will go down at number 6th or better all time snowfall what a fantastic winter month it has been Im tired of playing ….INDY

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

42 degrees at 8 a.m. Certainly doesn’t feel like Winter anymore

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

My sump pump just went off. Ah, the sounds of spring. 😬

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

It felt more like a Spring morning.

Slim

At this time it is cloudy and 37 here at my house.
Slim

Bernie (Hamilton)
Bernie (Hamilton)

I’m stuck between frustration at losing our recreational snow pack, and hoping for a week of this weather and an early spring. I’m guessing we will end up losing most of our snow and then we will have a few more “spats” of winter before spring finally arrives in earnest (sometime in late May!)…