Graphic from G.R. NWS – this will be the coldest Feb. ever and the 4th coldest month ever in G.R. I left the station around 3:10 am and it was 1 above on my car thermometer. It was clear and calm. It stayed at +1 as I drove thru downtown and out on US 131. It was still +1 when I crossed the Ann St. Bridge. Once I got past the bridge, there’s a straight-away that’s low down by the river, and the thermometer dropped to -7. I then exited at Alpine and the thermometer rose back to 0 at the entrance to the mall. It was back to -2 when I got home. That’s pretty typical of calm, clear nights, where the cold air settles into low spots. You can check the Michigan hourly temperatures here. Another cold shot for Weds./Thurs. of next week. CFSv2 still shows general cold pattern thru March. Temperatures were below zero this morning in at least 20 states!
Low temps. this morning: -33 Rudyard (coldest in the U.S.), -32 Leota, -29 Baldwin, -28 Pellston, -25 Cadillac & Lake City, -24 Gaylord, -22 Reed City, -21 Houghton Lake, -20 Marshall, -19, Big Rapids, Alpena, -18 Traverse City, -17 Eaton Rapids & Albion, -16 Charlotte, Belding & Ceresco, -15 Jackson, Hastings, -14 Alma, Mt. Pleasant, Coldwater, W. Olive and Twin Lake, -13 Hudsonville, Mendon and Lawrence, -12 Fremont, -11 Grand Rapids (missed record low by 1 deg.), Hart and Allendale, -10 Hopkins, Bloomingdale & Clarksville, -9 Ionia, Grandville, Sturgis and Manistee, -8 Grand Haven and Hartford, -7 Benton Harbor, Watervliet, Lawton and East G.R., -6 Kent City, +1 Fennville. Beach temps. this AM: -3.5 Muskegon, +2.8 Milwaukee, +6.0 Chicago.
Also: New monthly February Snowfall Record for Denver as total is now up to 22.2″; old record: 22.1″, set in 1912. Snow in Ireland. Light Pillars in NW Ohio. First llamas..now this! Postcard pretty. Snowiest calendar day ever in Huntsville AL, 8.1″ on 2/25. Look at the snow in Blount Springs AL. Cullman AL looks like Marquette. Weiss Lake AL. American Meteorological Society responds to Government global warming witchhunt.