Unprecedented early season warmth affected Upper Michigan on Wednesday, February 16th.
The high temperature reached 57 degrees at the National Weather Service office located in Negaunee Township. Not only did this break the previous record high temperature of 53 set in 1981, but it was also the highest temperature that has been recorded so early in the year. Weather records for the National Weather Service office located in Negaunee Township date back to 1961.
Elsewhere across western Upper Michigan, numerous records were also set. The temperature at the Houghton County Airport climbed to 60 degrees which broke the old record of 47 degrees set back in 1981. The high of 60 degreees also set an all-time high temperature for the month of February.
In Ironwood, the temperature also climbed to 60 degrees which broke the old record of 55 set back in 1981.
The highest recorded temperatures in Upper Michigan on Wednesday were 69 degrees at the U.S. Forest Service reporting site in Kenton and 67 degrees at the DNR reporting site in Pelkie.