Record Low Temperatures

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We had record to near record low maximum temperatures for Friday (5/28) and near record low temperatures for Saturday AM. The high temp. of 51° in Gr. Rapids on Friday was 23° colder than the average high temp. of 74°. The high of 49° in Kalamazoo was 25° colder than the average high temp. and the high of 47° in Jackson was 27° colder than the average high temp.

Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Lansing all set records for the coldest high temperature for May 28.

Low temps. Saturday AM included 25° at Leota, 26° at Mio, 27° at Cadillac, 30° at Manistee, 31° at Ludington (kind of chilly for campers), 32° at Kent City (close call for the fruit growers), 33° at Sparta, Bloomingdale and Hudsonville, 34° in Kalamazoo, 36° at Battle Creek, 37° at Grand Rapids and Holland. The average low temp. for 5/29 is 53°.

We had a similar Frost Advisory for early Sun. (5/30) morning. We’ll see partly to mostly sunny skies and dry weather Sunday through Tuesday). Temperatures will moderate this week.

..RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE SET AT GRAND RAPIDS  
 
THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 51 DEGREES AT GRAND RAPIDS ON MAY 28TH  
BREAKS THE RECORD FOR THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE. THE  
RECORD WAS 52 DEGREES SET IN 1965.  
..RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE SET AT BATTLE CREEK  
  
THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 49 DEGREES AT BATTLE CREEK ON MAY 28TH   
BREAKS THE RECORD FOR THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE. THE   
RECORD WAS 54 DEGREES SET IN 1947.  

..RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE SET AT KALAMAZOO
  THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 52 DEGREES AT KALAMAZOO ON MAY 28TH BREAKS   
THE RECORD FOR THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE. THE RECORD   
WAS 55 DEGREES SET IN 1889 AND TIED IN 1915.  

..RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE SET AT LANSING
  THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 47 DEGREES AT LANSING ON MAY 28TH BREAKS THE   
RECORD FOR THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE. THE RECORD WAS   
49 DEGREES SET IN 1965.  
Memorial Day Weather Extremes

Here’s a look at the Memorial Day weather extremes from the National Weather Service in G.R. Average high temperatures for this time of year are in the mid 70s.

The temperature dipped to 24° Friday AM at Baraga Plains and 25° at Pelkie (in the U.P.). Stephen MN reached a chilly 17°.

72-hour rainfall forecast for Friday night – Monday night

Here’s the rainfall forecast for the next 3 days (Friday night to Monday night) from the Weather Prediction Center. Lower Michigan will stay mainly dry. Lots of thunderstorms this weekend from Kansas to Texas and it was a rainy Saturday along the East Coast.

ALSO: There are no current Atlantic named tropical storms and the National Hurricane Center forecasts no Atlantic tropical cyclone development in next 5 days. While the Atlantic has had at least 1 named storm in May in each year from 2015 to 2021, the last May Atlantic hurricane was Alma in 1970. Volcano in Africa.

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