The forecast calls for the temperature to dip just below zero overnight for the second straight morning. The record low for March 4 in Muskegon (the Muskegon County Airport is the closest official National Weather Service data station to the Grand Haven area) is minus 2, set in 1912.
The low for Monday was minus 5, but the record low for March 3 in Muskegon was minus 10 set in 1943.
The temperature dipped to 7 below on Feb. 28, shattering the record low for the date in Muskegon — zero, set in 1970.
The weather bureau said the temperature dropped to 29 below zero Monday morning in the northern Lower Peninsula community of Pellston and minus 24 at Grayling. It was minus 16 at Traverse City, minus 7 at Grand Rapids and minus 3 at Lansing.
When will it finally start showing signs of spring? That's a good question, but the first day of spring is just two and a half weeks away! And the highs for the rest of the week are expected to get up to around the freezing mark, which is normal for early March in this neck of the woods; lows will be 20-24, which is also normal.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.