Freeze in Northern Michigan

Bill’s Blog

Posted: May 30, 2020 / 03:48 PM EDT Updated: May 31, 2020 / 06:21 AM EDT

A Frost Advisory was in effect for a large portion of Michigan early Sunday. It includeed Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta and Isabella counties to the north, covering all of N. Lower Michigan and Upper Michigan.

Frost Advisory for N. Lower Michigan and Upper Michigan

Temperatures in city areas (Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing) dipped into the low 40s. We didn’t get frost in theses urban areas. Outlying areas will reach the mid-upper 30s, with traditional low spots (esp. with drier, sandy soil) reaching the low 30s. No significant frost/freeze damage is expected in fruit growing areas.

Here’s some 6 am temperatures: 29 Cadillac and Pellston, 30 Grayling and Manistique, 31 Maanistee, Gaylord and S. Ste. Marie, 32 Bellaire, 33 Ludington, 35 Big Rapids, 41 Grand Rapids. 42 Battle Creek.

We take temperatures at the 5-foot level. Cold air sinks to ground level on a calm, clear night. So the temperatures at ground level may be a couple degrees cooler at the ground than at eye-level.

We’ll be dry today with our next chance of rain coming Monday evening/night.