The last 30 days of Michigan weather are classic Michigan
Ahh, Pure Michigan!
DETROIT – We all know how wacky Michigan weather can be. One moment it seems like spring is in the air, and the next - a never ending winter freeze.
The last 30 days in Michigan has given us pretty much everything - from record breaking warmth, to snow storms and severe thunderstorms.
Let's take a stroll down the Pure Michigan memory lane:
From February 18 until February 26, high temperatures stayed above 50 degrees.
On Saturday, February 18, the high of 69 degrees broke the 1976 record temp that day of 62 degrees.
On Thursday, February 23, the temperature reached 67 degrees, breaking another record set in 1984 at 64 degrees.
On February 24, Metro Detroit was under a moderate risk for isolated severe storms and tornadoes. The area saw numerous strong storms through the day, and a pretty good lightning show overnight.
The area was again at a risk for severe storms on February 28, and in classic Michigan form, the storms were followed by snow as temps dropped.
The first week of March brought colder (below average) temperatures, with highs barely reaching the freezing mark from March 2 to March 5.
On March 6, temperatures warmed into the 50s, but then on March 8, as temps stayed above average - this happened.
Video: Shed blows down the road in Walled Lake pic.twitter.com/d2YBXqcXMX
— Local 4 WDIV Detroit (@Local4News) March 8, 2017
The worst wind storm on record blew through Michigan, knocking out power to more than 1 million in the state, knocking down trees and power lines in record numbers.
The wind storm was the largest weather event in DTE Energy history, and the clean-up is still underway.
Following the wind storm, temperatures began to drop - and kept dropping. Lows dipped into the teens.
Monday, March 13 saw a snow storm move through, leaving several inches of snow in some areas of Metro Detroit, with wind chill numbers in the single digits.
Wednesday, March 15: Get ready for subzero wind chills this Wednesday morning around Metro Detroit with temps in the teens and those winds still blowing and gusting NNW 10-20 mph.
So, as you can see, Michigan's bipolar weather is really working its magic this year.
The average temps this time of year are in the low 40s, which it looks like we'll get back to this weekend.
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