Summary of Cold Temperatures This Morning

It was another bitterly cold morning across northern Michigan, with low temperatures for many locations falling into the -20 to -30ºF. This was again due to an area of arctic high pressure that brought clear skies and very light to calm winds. This combined with the thick snowpack allowed efficient radiation of daytime heating to space, causing temperatures to plummet. Where there any daily record lows broken? Yes, but not nearly as many as last Friday. Gaylord broke their old record low of -25ºF, set back in 2003. Houghton Lake and Pellston came close, they missed tying their daily records by just 1 and 2 degrees, respectively.

Just for reference, average lows this time of year are in the lower to middle teens across all of the area. Thankfully, this bitter cold weather won't last; while low temperatures will have several more chances to dip below zero again this week, daytime highs are expected to moderate toward more seasonal values by week's end.

 

Location

 

Mon (3/3)

 

Alpena

Record

-21º (2003)

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Forecast

Actual

-10º 

Gaylord

Record

-25º (2008)

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Forecast

Actual

-26º  

Pellston

Record

-32º (2003)

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Forecast

Actual

-30º  

Traverse City

Record

-30º (1943)

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Forecast

Actual

-18º  

Houghton Lake

Record

-25º (1943)

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Forecast

Actual

-24º  

Sault Ste Marie

Record

-24º (1943)

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Forecast

Actual

-13º 

 

Below are some of the coldest temperatures observed this morning, collected from a variety of sources. With varying equipment and exposure, not all data here is considered official.

LOCATION                       TEMP      TIME/DATE                           
3 SSW INDIAN RIVER             -34       0712 AM 03/03                       
2 SE ROSCOMMON                 -33       0637 AM 03/03                       
PELLSTON RGNL AIRPORT OF EMMET -30       0654 AM 03/03                       
2 E CADILLAC                   -28       0535 AM 03/03                       
4 SW FIFE LAKE                 -28       0645 AM 03/03                       
4 N RUDYARD                    -28       0730 AM 03/03                       
MANCELONA                      -27       0715 AM 03/03                       
1 SSW KALKASKA                 -27       0620 AM 03/03                       
KALKASKA 11SE                  -26       0830 AM 03/03                       
2 W LEWISTON                   -26       0615 AM 03/03                       
4 N FREDERIC                   -26       0600 AM 03/03                       
1 E CLEAR LAKE STATE PARK      -26       0608 AM 03/03                       
4 W BOYNE CITY                 -26       0527 AM 03/03                       
OTSEGO COUNTY AIRPORT          -26       0653 AM 03/03                       
ENGADINE MDOT                  -25       0730 AM 03/03                       
GRAYLING                       -25       0555 AM 03/03                       
LOUD DAM                       -25       0900 AM 03/03                       
2 S BENZONIA                   -25       0720 AM 03/03                       
1 NNW ALGER                    -25       0701 AM 03/03                       
2 E MERRITT                    -24       0800 AM 03/03                       
3 WSW ENGADINE                 -24       0345 AM 03/03                       
1 NNW FIFE LAKE                -24       0700 AM 03/03                       
1 SSE WATERS                   -24       0525 AM 03/03                       
HALE 5SSW                      -24       0800 AM 03/03                       
CADILLAC                       -24       0634 AM 03/03                       
4 WSW BLISS                    -24       0730 AM 03/03                       
1 SW KINCHELOE                 -24       0714 AM 03/03                       
2 ENE ELLSWORTH                -24       0740 AM 03/03                       
1 NNW WELLSTON                 -24       0705 AM 03/03                       
CADILLAC 2SW                   -23       0730 AM 03/03                       
3 W PESHAWBESTOWN              -23       0700 AM 03/03                       
ANTRIM COUNTY AIRPORT          -23       0655 AM 03/03                       
SAULT STE MARIE                -23       0800 AM 03/03                       
MORAN                          -23       0800 AM 03/03                       
1 ENE WELLSTON                 -23       0659 AM 03/03                       
2 SE JENNINGS                  -23       0740 AM 03/03                       
ROSCOMMON COUNTY AIRPORT       -23       0653 AM 03/03                       
1 NNE CLARION                  -23       0700 AM 03/03                       
4 W RACO                       -23       0604 AM 03/03                       
2 SSW BAY VIEW                 -22       0647 AM 03/03                       
1 WSW GAYLORD                  -22       0453 AM 03/03                       
3 E SAULT STE. MARIE           -22       0706 AM 03/03                       
MANTON                         -22       0713 AM 03/03                       
MANISTEE COUNTY-BLACKER AIRPOR -22       0735 AM 03/03                       
EXP FARM                       -21       0800 AM 03/03                       
6 ENE DUBLIN                   -21       0650 AM 03/03                       
9 SSW HARRIETTA                -21       0700 AM 03/03                       
4 SSE STANDISH                 -21       0730 AM 03/03                       
2 W BOYNE FALLS                -21       0652 AM 03/03                       
4 S PLEASANT VIEW              -21       0627 AM 03/03                       
TIPPY DAM                      -21       0800 AM 03/03                       
2 WNW RAPID CITY               -21       0703 AM 03/03                       
2 W ELMIRA                     -21       0440 AM 03/03                       
3 S ELK RAPIDS                 -20       0700 AM 03/03                       
CHEBOYGAN                      -20       0800 AM 03/03                       
3 W BAYSHORE                   -20       0645 AM 03/03                       
3 NW HOUGHTON LAKE             -20       0700 AM 03/03                       
FRANKFORT                      -20       0713 AM 03/03                       
3 SSE GAYLORD                  -20       0339 AM 03/03                       
1 N MIO                        -20       0600 AM 03/03                       
1 S MACKINAW CITY              -19       0720 AM 03/03                       
3 SE RUDYARD                   -19       0805 AM 03/03                       
EAST TAWAS                     -19       0830 AM 03/03                       
3 SSE GAYLORD                  -19       0255 AM 03/03                       
WILLIAMSBURG                   -19       0530 AM 03/03                       
CHARLEVOIX                     -19       0635 AM 03/03                       
2 SSW OLD MISSION              -19       0645 AM 03/03                       
2 NNE MAPLETON                 -19       0800 AM 03/03                       
2 NNE TORCH LAKE               -19       0635 AM 03/03                       
CHEBOYGAN                      -18       0315 AM 03/03                       
3 SE WEST BRANCH               -18       0800 AM 03/03                       
CHERRY CAPITAL AIRPORT         -18       0653 AM 03/03                       
BEAVER ISLAND                  -18       0636 AM 03/03                       
DRUMMOND ISLAND                -18       0654 AM 03/03                       
1 SE BARTON CITY               -18       0646 AM 03/03                       
GLENNIE 2SE                    -17       0730 AM 03/03                       
3 SSW MAPLE CITY               -17       0340 AM 03/03                       
1 ESE BREVORT                  -17       0730 AM 03/03                       
GLADWIN                        -17       0700 AM 03/03                       
2 E ONEKAMA                    -17       0700 AM 03/03                       
4 N JENNINGS                   -17       0500 AM 03/03                       
DAFTER                         -17       0550 AM 03/03                       
CHIPPEWA COUNTY INTERNATIONAL  -17       0655 AM 03/03                       
4 S SID TOWN                   -17       0702 AM 03/03                       
CHARLEVOIX                     -16       0800 AM 03/03                       
GAYLORD                        -16       0800 AM 03/03                       
1 NNW SAULT STE. MARIE         -16       0706 AM 03/03                       
HARBOR SPRINGS MUNI            -16       0734 AM 03/03                       
3 SSW HARTWICK PINES STATE PAR -16       0712 AM 03/03                       
1 SSE PARADISE                 -16       0707 AM 03/03                       
PETOSKEY                       -15       0800 AM 03/03                       
WURTSMITH AFB                  -15       0554 AM 03/03                       

 

 

 



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