We once again have a winter weather advisory for meager amounts of snow bringing about slick roads for which the advisory is issued. The advisory begins at 7 pm this evening lasting through 7 pm tomorrow. The following counties are included:
Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Clinton, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun and Jackson
Snowfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are expected with the highest amounts around the I94 corridor on to the south. A boost in northerly winds on Thursday will add some blowing and drifting snow with falling temperatures into the teens. Temps will fall on Thursday from the mid-20s to lows in the single digits – highs on Friday will be in the teens. Relatively warmer air will return over the weekend and high temps will be back in the 40s early next week.
1875: The temperature tumbles to 32 degrees below zero at Lansing and 20 below in Detroit during one of the coldest months on record in Lower Michigan. The mean temperature for the entire month at Lansing is 4.7 degrees, the coldest month ever recorded there.
1934: The coldest temperature ever recorded in Michigan occurred at Vanderbilt, with a low of 51 degrees below zero.
1899: Grand Rapids has its coldest day on record with a high of 6 below zero and a low of 21 below. Muskegon had set their record for all-time coldest high temperatures on the 9th with a high of 5 below zero.
1899: Muskegon records their all-time record low of 30 below zero. Grand Rapids falls to 21 below and Lansing 22 below.
1999: A surge of warm air ahead of a cold front brings all-time record high February temperatures to much of Lower Michigan. February records include 67 degrees at Muskegon and 69 degrees at both Grand Rapids and Lansing. Battle Creek hits 72 degrees.
1967: Temperatures plummet to 24 below zero at Lansing and 16 below at Grand Rapids as arctic high pressure moves across Lower Michigan.
1938: Heavy rain and warm temperatures prevail for the second day. Lansing records over three inches of rain from the storm and Grand Rapids over two inches and some minor flooding is noted across Lower Michigan.
1899: The record arctic cold wave begins to abate but not before Grand Rapids sets their all-time record low of 24 below zero.
1954: A two-day surge of warm air into Lower Michigan peaks with record highs of 61 degrees at Grand Rapids and 60 at Lansing.