Coldest Days Coming But Could It Be a Record
Get ready for some sub-0 temps coming tomorrow and Thursday and you might be thinking has it been this cold in a before? Yes and no. The high for Wednesday is supposed to be between 0 - 5 degrees while Thursday should see highs around or lower than 0 with wind chills at night going as far down as -20.
Now even though those temps sounds bad Lansing and Michigan has seen a lot worse. According to Lansing State Journal, the coldest temperature ever recorded in Michigan was on February 9, 1934, in Vanderbilt, Michigan and they recorded −51 °F (−46 °C). This week we could be seeing temperatures reaching as low as -10 with a windchill going as low as -30.
Even though we won't be reaching -30 temps tomorrow and Thursday Michigan and the Lansing-Area have seen highs below 0. There are about a dozen times throughout the last 100 years that Michigan has seen highs -1 or below. And there are also a few times where the high was -10. You can see more on that here.
But just remember for tomorrow and Thursday to dress warm. Have an extra layer of clothing, especially if you are going to be outside for more than 10 mins. Also try not to spend too much time outdoors tomorrow or Thursday especially at night as it could cause hypothermia as well as frostbite and even death. Luckily for us temps are going rise on Friday and by Sunday we will see highs in the 40s.