Record Breaking Warmth Over; Still Warmer Than Normal

The lengthy record breaking warm spell we experienced has ended, but temperatures will still remain above normal.  Highs in the 60s are forecast for Saturday and Sunday, with 50s expected for Monday and Tuesday. Normal highs for this time of year are only in the upper 40s.

Frost is possible Sunday night and Monday night, which could negatively impact vegetation that has emerged much earlier than normal. Some areas may also experience freezing temperatures, particularly on Monday night.

New record highs during this remarkable warm stretch are indicated in red below.  All-time March high temperatures which were first established on Tuesday were tied or exceeded on Wednesday and are indicated by asterisks.

Grand Rapids

Date       Actual High       Previous Record High

3/14        80                        75 in 1995

3/15        74                        75 in 1990

3/16        79                        71 in 1945

3/17        78                        73 in 1966

3/18        75                        75 in 1903

3/19        81                        75 in 1921

3/20        83                        74 in 1921

3/21        87*                      76 in 1938

3/22        85                        82 in 1938

3/23        65                        74 in 1907

Muskegon

Date        Actual High      Previous Record High

3/14        77                        71 in 1995

3/15        65                        72 in 1990

3/16        72                        70 in 1945

3/17        77                        70 in 1966

3/18        73                        69 in 1903

3/19        76                        70 in 1903

3/20        82*                      73 in 1903

3/21        82*(Tie)              72 in 1953

3/22        81                        68 in 1979

3/23        66                        73 in 1907

Lansing

Date        Actual High       Previous Record High

3/14        79                        76 in 1990

3/15        78                        77 in 1990

3/16        78                        70 in 1927

3/17        78                        71 in 1966

3/18        73                        75 in 1894

3/19        79                        76 in 1921

3/20        83                        75 in 1921

3/21        86*                      73 in 1918

3/22        83                        81 in 1938

3/23        66                        71 in 1994

 

*denotes new monthly record

 



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