Same story as Thursday night…the Grand Rapids National Weather Service issued a Frost Advisory for most of West Michigan for this early Friday morning. It worked out well. There was scattered frost.

Frost Advisory that was in effect for most of West Michigan for early Friday AM.

The Frost Advisory was for areas north of a line from South Haven to Detroit. With the warmer pattern, it looks like most of us won’t have a frost threat over the weekend and next week.

There was also a Freeze Warning for much of interior northern Lower Michigan, including Lake, Osceola and Clare Counties.

Low temperatures from Friday AM:

These locations dipped to or below freezing: 22° Atlanta (Montmorency Co. – 2nd morning in a row they were the coldest spot in Michigan, 23° Leota (Clare Co.) and Stonington (U.P.), 25° Doe Lake (U.P.), 26° Mio and Spincich Lake (U.P.), 27° Raco and Rexton, 28° Cadillac, Baldwin, Evart, Pellston, Iron Mt., Randville, 29° Midland, Houghton Lake, Lawrence (thermometer in a cold location), Lupton, Grayling and Indian River, 30° Hesperia (thick frost of the pole barn and ice on the bird bath), Vassar, Alpena, E. Jordan, E. Tawas, Escanaba, Manistee and Glennie, 31° Caro, Alma, Hastings, Entrican (Montcalm Co.) and Rudyard, 32° Ann Arbor, Flint, Port Austin, Jackson, Big Rapids, Ludington, Mt. Pleasant, Bradley, Mecosta, Watervliet, Gaylord, Bellaire and West Branch.

These locations had low temperatures above freezing at the 5-foot level: 33° Kent City and Wellston (Manistee Co.), 34° Fennville, Grand Junction, S.Ste. Marie, Frankfort, Harbor Springs and Cheboygan, 35° Fremont, S. Haven, Hart, East Grand Rapids, Eaton Rapids, Clarksville, Ithaca and Ceresco (Calhoun Co.), 36° Marshall, Ionia, Benton Harbor, Sparta, Charlotte, Albion and Traverse City, 37° Grand Rapids, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Hillsdale, Grandville, Hudsonville and Beulah, 38° Muskegon, 39° Coldwater, 40° Mendon, 41° Three Rivers, 42° Sturgis.


Here’s some low temperatures from Thursday morning: 19° at Atlanta (east of Gaylord in Montmorency Co.), 20° at Baraga Plains (U.P.), 21° at Doe Lake (U.P.), 23 at Raco (U.P.) and Stonington (U.P.), 24° at Spincich Lake (U.P.), 25° at Indian River, Roscommon, Chatham, High Bridge, Kenton and Pelkie, 26° at Mio, Leota and Sawyer, 27° at Iron Mt., Amasa and Stambaugh, 28° at Pellston, Rudyard, Marquette and Munising, 29° at Glennie, Trout Lake and Paulding, 30° Alpena, Rogers City, Engadine, Lupton, Escanaba, Manistique, Watton and Garden Corners, 31° Grayling and E. Jordan, 32° at Manistee, Newberry, W. Branch, Lake City, S.Ste. Marie and Houghton.

These locations stayed above freezing (at the 5-foot level): 33° at Wellston, 34° at Cadillac, Drummond Is., Frankfort and Beulah, 35° at Hastings, Traverse City, Standish and Old Mission, 36° at Jackson and Ludington, 37° at Evart, Alma, Baldwin, Mackinac Is., Beaver Is. and Midland, 38° at Lansing, Clarksville and Gaylord, 39° at Ionia, Mt. Pleasant, Belding, Entrican (Montcalm Co.) and Elbridge (Oceana Co., 40° at Fremont, Hillsdale, Sturgis, Kent City and Albion, 41° at Grand Rapids, Charlotte, Sparta and Ceresco (Calhoun Co.), 42° at Marshall, Coldwater, East Gr. Rapids and Hart, 43° Battle Creek, Lawrence, Lawton and Mendon, 44° at Kalamazoo, Bradley, Grandville, Hudsonville, Fennville, Hartford and Watervliet, 45° at Muskegon, Holland, S. Haven, Benton Harbor, West Olive, Grand Junction and Three Rivers.

Temperatures in the U.P. and N. Lower may be a couple degrees warmer than last night and those areas along and south of I-96 could briefly be a couple degrees cooler. I think the fruit trees will OK tonight.

The water temperature of Lake Michigan was 50° this Friday morning at Hoffmaster St. Park near Muskegon. At both the Port Sheldon buoy and the South Haven buoy, the water temperature was 49.5° and at the Ludington buoy, the water temp. is 46.2°.

There’s a 40% crescent moon and the bright planet Venus to the west this evening. The wildfire smoke has cleared out, so we have a bright blue sky this Friday and the stars should shine brightly tonight.

The overnight run of the GFS model keeps West Michigan dry through Memorial Day (29th).

ALSO: Florida waterspout. Super Typhoon Mawar – gust to 105 mph on the island of Guam. Lightning in fast motion in New Mexico.