COLD!January 22nd, 2013 at 2:06 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
We got down to -2 in G.R., the coldest temperature in two years. By 8 AM (and it could have gotten a degree or two colder after 8 AM – sunset is 8:06 AM) it was down to -8 in Hastings and Marshall and -7 in Battle Creek. The lowest I saw in Michigan was -24 at Champion in the U.P. The coldest in the mainland U.S. was -38 at Babbitt MN. Not too far north of S. Ste. Marie, it got to -41F at Chapleau and -43 at Geraldton. The coldest spot I was was at Landsdowne House, Ontario, where it had reached -49F by 8 AM EST. Here’s the morning low temperature map. Check out Josh’s pictures of the lighthouse and beach at St. Joseph. This is the mid-point of winter in terms of temperature. We’re heading into the brighter half of winter as daylight lengthens. Snowcover this AM: 24″ Grand Marais, 16″ Alba, 12″ Marquette, 11″ Gaylord, 10″ Boyne City, 8″ Allendale – actually anywhere from 1″ to 10″ in our viewing area.
Here’s pictures of winter in West Michigan, including ice on the breakwater at the Holland Beach and a pair of sundogs in Caledonia this AM.