Hard Freeze in Parts of Upper Michigan


Posted: Jun 12, 2020 / 09:57 PM EDT Updated: Jun 13, 2020 / 09:45 AM EDT

There was a Frost Advisory for early Saturday morning for much of Upper Michigan, N. Wisconsin and N. Minnesota. Here’s some of the places that saw temperatures at or below freezing early Saturday AM (June 13th):

32° Pellston, Randville
31° Bergland Dam, Pelkie, Spincich Lake, Stonington
30° Ironwood, Watersmeet
29° Paulding, Wakefield, Doe Lake
27° Kenton
26° Kearsarge
25° Baraga Plains (also the coldest place in the U.S. and colder than any location in Alaska)

Other low temperatures:

55° Three Rivers
54° Sturgis, Mendon
53° Kalamazoo
51° Benton Harbor, Lawton, Watersmeet
50° Holland, Charlotte, Marshall, Hillsdale, Grandville, Hudsonville, Hart, Albion and Allegan
49° Jackson, South Haven, Hastings, Fennville, Grand Junction and Lawrence
48° Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids, Eaton Rapids, Bloomingdale, Clarksville
46° Ionia, Alma, Belding, W. Olive, Sparta and Saginaw
45° Lansing and Fremont
44° Big Rapids and Mt. Pleasant
43° Kent City
41° Hart and Traverse City
40° Ludington, Evart, Gaylord, Alpena
39° Copper Harbor, Escanaba, Menominee
38° Houghton Lake, Baldwin, Houghton
37° Newberry, Sault Ste. Marie
36° Cadillac, Iron Mt., Manistique, Big Bay
35° Manistee
34° Leota, Mio, Marquette, Seney
33° Gwinn, Munising, Sawyer, Raco and Rudyard

Temperatures are taken at the five-foot level (eye level) and since cold air sinks to the ground, it may have been several degrees colder right at the ground when the wind is calm than the numbers you see here.

It’ll be a relatively cool weekend, with high temperatures mostly in the upper 60s today and low 70s on Sunday (average highs are in the upper 70s). We should be partly to mostly sunny for the next five days.

Storm Total Rainfall for Friday PM/night

This is storm total rainfall from radar for Friday PM/night. The light blue areas saw generally a trace to 1/10th inch. Note the line of darker blue that came off Lake Michigan into West Michigan near South Haven. That very narrow line produced a couple flashes of lightning, a little stronger wind (gust to 38 mph at Kalamazoo) and a brief period of moderate rain (Oshtemo had 0.17″, the Kalamazoo Airport had 0.06″ of rain).

Picture of the approaching shower from the South Haven Channel

Here’s a look at that shower from the South Haven Lighthouse – looking northwest. The wind gusted to 33 mph as the shower came through S. Haven. Portage had a gust to 38 mph.