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New record cold temperature with more snow and wind

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The temperature on Tuesday dipped to -9° in Grand Rapids. This set a new record for the low temperature on January 28. The old record was -8° set on 1966. The average temperature which takes in to account both the low and high for the day was only . This sets a new record for the coldest average temperature for the date. The old record was 1.5° set 1926 and then tied in 1966.

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Here are a few of the coldest low temperature reports from Tuesday:
-25° near Leota
-19° Saranac
-19° near Stanton
-18° near Cannonsburg
-17° Stanton
-16° near Baldwin
-16° Belding

Wednesday will be relatively quiet, but more snow will arrive on Thursday with a cold front. Most locations should see1 – 5 inches of fresh snow. The snow should be heaviest north and west of Grand Rapids. The wind increases once again creating more blowing and drifting. Travel may be hazardous by Thursday afternoon.

As the winter weather impacts West Michigan, review these winter weather safety tips:

Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - Understanding winter weather terms
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - How snow and cold may affect your health
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - Preparing your home for winter emergencies
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - Winter Survival Kits
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - Winter Weather Safety Tips for home and car
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - Cold weather and hypothermia

The slideshow on the top has a few of the forecast weather maps.

Before you head out to travel around West Michigan, check out the live West Michigan Weather conditions and live lakeshore weather.
As this winter weather impacts the area, the Grand Rapids National Weather Service wants any reports you may have.
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