Record low temperatures were reported across Michigan this morning (Friday) as another round of bone-chilling arctic air gripped the state.
UpNorthLIve.com reports it was one of the coldest nights in the past decade in Northern Michigan with a reading of 40 degrees below zero reported at Big Twin Lake in Kalkaska County. That's only 11 degrees from the all-time state record of -51 degrees at Vanderbilt on February 9, 1934.
Gaylord and Pellston broke record low temperatures early today (Friday). Pellston dipped to 33 degrees below zero and Gaylord obliterated its old record by falling to 29 below. Elsewhere in Michigan, it was record minus 12 degrees about 5 a.m. Friday at the National Weather Service's official recording station at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids. Holland broke its record low with a temperature of minus 8 degrees overnight. Ionia reached minus 18 degrees breaking its record and Big Rapids fell to minus 21 and broke its record low.
The good news is that the first day of spring is 20 days away.