Cold in Early March Centers over MichiganFebruary 27th, 2014 at 9:42 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
These are the 6-10 day (for March 5-9) and the 8-14 day (for March 7-13) Temperature Outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center. Click on the images to enlarge. In BOTH cases, the highest probability of colder than average temperatures is over Lower Michigan (lucky us!). Expect the cold pattern to continue and much of our snow to still be on the ground as we get to mid-March. The average high temperature for Grand Rapids is 38 on 3/1, 40 on 3/5 and 45 by 3/17. By the middle of the month, a day that’s 10 degrees colder than average still gets us above freezing…that combined with the stronger sun should start melting the snow and ice. The huge piles (like at the mall) may linger into early April.