Southwest Lower Michigan Weather History
The Weather History for January 22nd
- Bitter cold arctic air sends the temperature down to 14 below zero at Lansing and 8 below at Detroit. The high for the day at Lansing is 4 below zero, the coldest high temperature ever in the month of January there.
- A blizzard drops a foot of snow across southern Lower Michigan with strong winds creating drifts up to 4 feet deep.
- Heavy snow fell across parts of Muskegon, Ottawa and Kent counties including the Grand Rapids metro area. A new daily snowfall record was set in Muskegon, with 10.7 inches. Snowfall rates exceeded one inch per hour during the morning hours. Temperatures in the teens and wind chills near zero also contributed to the hazardous road conditions.
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