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“White-out” conditions and record cold

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“White-out” conditions and record cold 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 24.

1894 - A temperature of -11.2° set a record low for the day in Detroit and -26° in Sault Ste. Marie.

1988 - Strong winds produced snow squalls in the Great Lakes Region which created "white-out" conditions in eastern Upper Michigan. Squalls produced up to 14 inches of snow in Geauga County of northeastern Ohio. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 - Temperatures fall below zero as a late season blast of arctic air moves in. Grand Rapids falls to a record -9° and Muskegon hits -2°, just missing the record of -3° set in 1924.



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