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Freezing rain, snow and mild temperatures top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on January 5.

1912 - Arctic air dominates Lower Michigan during the coldest January on record. Muskegon plunges to -12° for a record low for the date. Marquette failed to reach for a high temperature.

1946 - Record highs are set for a second day in a row across Lower Michigan as temperatures reach the mid and upper 50s. Grand Rapids observes a record 55°.

1997 - Low pressure tracking northeastward across Wisconsin allowed warm air to overrun a shallow layer of cold air at the surface. Precipitation started as snow on the morning of the 4th with 4-6 inches of accumulation by early evening. The snow then changed to freezing rain later in the evening. Freezing rain, occasionally heavy, continued overnight. Ice accumulated up to an inch on exposed surfaces in many areas by the time precipitation ended. The combination of heavy wet snow and ice accumulation brought down many branches and power lines in Mackinac County. Numerous accidents were reported due to the adverse driving conditions.

1998 - Moist southerly flow brings warm and wet weather to Lower Michigan. Highs in the 50s follow morning lows in the 40s as several days of thawing weather are observed during the first week of January. Muskegon sees a record warm low of 44° and a record high of 54°. Lansing also observes a record warm low of 48°.
2005 -The city of Saline in Washtenaw County was hit with a snowstorm and received a total of 8.5 inches of snow. This snowstorm lasted through the 6th.

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