Temperatures drop to record lows in Michigan
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 10:55:27 GMT —
Temperatures dropped to record lows in Michigan following a multiday storm that shuttered schools, closed government offices and contributed to at least six deaths.
The National Weather Service says lows of 14 degrees below zero were reported Monday and early Tuesday at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus as well as in Flint. The previous record low for Jan. 7 was minus 5 at the airport in 1942 and minus 10 at Flint in 1986.
For Jan. 6, the previous record low for Detroit was minus 7 in 1924 and for Flint was minus 5 in 1945.
The wind made it feel as it was 30 to 40 degrees below zero.
The lowest temperature reported Tuesday morning in Michigan was 20 degrees below zero in the Upper Peninsula community of Ironwood.