Grand Rapids has first freezeOctober 25th, 2013 at 10:50 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Grand Rapids officially (GRR, Ford Airport) had the first fall freeze this morning, reaching 31 degrees at 2:07 am. This is the first freeze for G.R. since a 29 deg. reading on May 13th. That’s a freeze-free period of 164 days. The date of the average last freeze in G.R. is May 6 (last freeze dates for selected weather stations in W. Michigan). Many of us have seen or first snow (or at least the first flakes) this week. Bloomingdale reports 3.7″ of snow in 24 hours. Lake-effect precipitation has been impressive, with 24-hour totals of 1.2″ at both Keeler and Watervliet, 0.98″ at Fennville, 0.95″ Bloomingdale, 0.78″ at Hartford and 0.75″ at Wellston in Manistee County. Holland officially had 0.49″, Kalamazoo 0.09″, Grand Rapids 0.02″ and just a trace at Lansing. Giles, Wisconsin reports 7″ of snow (courtesy of Lake Superior) and Newberry in the U.P. had 4.7″, with 4.5″ at McMillan. The date of the last freeze is often not much different from W. Michigan to Tennessee. Look at these low temperatures this AM: 31 Huntsville AL, Knoxville TN and Asheville NC, 30 Nashville TN, Harrisonville AR and Gage OK, 28 Cincinnati, 26 Cape Girardeau MO and Indianapolis, 21 St. Joseph MO. On the other hand, the low this AM was 76 at Key West, Florida. However, Gainesville FL was in the mid 40s this morning.