Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Weather & Climate

Mild highs, frigid weather and thundersnow

See also

Mild highs, frigid weather and thundersnow 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 February 5.

1885 - A low temperature of -28° occurred in Ishpeming.

1890 - Temperatures more like April than February prevail during one of the mildest winters on record in Lower Michigan. Lansing sets a record high of 61° for the second day in a row.

1918 - Frigid weather holds on across Lower Michigan with the temperature falling to record lows of -16° at Muskegon and -21° at Lansing. The overnight temperature dropped to -23° in Saginaw. This is the record low for this city! Houghton Lake observes a record -44°.

1996 - Alberta had a low temperature of -32°, Bergland Dam had a low of -35°.

1997 - Low pressure tracking across northern Lower Michigan brought locally heavy snow to the region. Thundersnow accompanied the system and briefly produced snowfall rates of 2-3 inches per hour. Total snowfall across Mackinac County ranged from 6-12 inches. The snow started in the mid afternoon of the 4th and ended early in the morning on the 5th.

2004 - Nine inches of snow fell in and around Menominee in a 12 hour period.

Advertisement

News

  • Israel, Hamas clash in Gaza
    At least 550 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza in the third week of the war
    Video
    Video
  • Pro-Russia guards
    President Obama criticizes pro-Russian rebels for blocking off the MH17 crash site
    World News
  • National Guard at Texas border
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border
    US News
  • Unlikely Putin defender
    The unlikeliest US politician comes to the defense of Russia's president, Vladimir Putin
    Politics
  • iPhone 6 coming soon
    Apple is gearing up for the iPhone 6, orders tens of millions of units
    Tech
  • Gynecologist settlement
    Johns Hopkins agrees to $190M settlement for patients recorded by gynecologist
    Strange News