Record-breaking low temperatures Friday

The temperature at 2:45 a.m. in Kent City, Feb. 28, 2014. (photo courtesy Alexander Duchnowski via ReportIt)
The temperature at 2:45 a.m. in Kent City, Feb. 28, 2014. (photo courtesy Alexander Duchnowski via ReportIt)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – The coldest air of this winter season arrived in West Michigan early Friday morning, resulting in Grand Rapids breaking a record-low temperature that has stood for 44 years.

Other cities may break records as well.

Storm Team 8 said air temperatures were -5 at Lake Michigan, -10 to -15  in the Grand Rapids area, and -15 to -30 in some areas north and east of Grand Rapids earlier in the morning.

Here are some of the readings:

-30 in Grayling
-24 in Cadillac
-19 in Big Rapids
-15 in Ionia
-12 at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Cascade Township *(the previous record was -2 in 1970)
-12 in Fremont
-10 in Kalamazoo
-4 in Holland
-4 in Jenison

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