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Record cold, blizzard conditions and massive lake effect snow totals

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Record cold, blizzard conditions and massive lake effect snow totals 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 10.

1982 - Extreme arctic outbreak brings record cold temperatures and massive lake effect snow totals. Muskegon has their snowiest calendar day on record with 22 inches. This contributes to the all-time record monthly snowfall of 102.4 inches (8 and a half feet!) at Muskegon for January 1982. Temperatures remained in the single numbers for the day with Muskegon and Grand Rapids setting records for the coldest high temperature with , Flint Houghton Lake and Lansing a record .

1997 - A record daily snowfall of 15.1 inches fell at WFO Marquette.

2004 - The temperature in the cities of Bad Axe and Richmond dropped to -9°. This turned out to be the coldest air of the season.

2008 - A powerful Arctic cold front pushed through the Upper Great Lakes on the afternoon and evening of the 9th and produced blizzard conditions in lake effect snow and blowing snow over portions of Upper Michigan into the 10th. Bitterly cold wind chills of 30 below to 40 below zero were observed over much of Upper Michigan from the night of the 9th into the morning of the 11th. Temperatures of 5 below to 10 below zero combined with wind gusts over 30 mph to produce wind chills between 25 below and 34 below zero at the Sawyer International Airport observing station.

2009 - A strong low pressure system tracked east along the Ohio River, producing 6 to 9 inches of snow along and south of M-59. Snowfall totals quickly tapered off north of M-59. Some of the higher snowfall totals reported included Ann Arbor 7.9 inches, Brighton 9.0 inches, Carleton 8.5 inches, Ferndale 9.0 inches, and South Lyon 9.0 inches.

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