1899  Snowfall fight at Tallahassee

Biggest Cold Snap in Michigan and U.S. History

The picture above is a snowball fight on the steps of the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee in Feb. 1899 (from Wikipedia). The coldest temperatures ever officially recorded in Grand Rapids came during the cold wave of Feb. 1899. That Arctic blast remains the coldest ever for the U.S. The low temperature in G.R. was -23 on 2/12, and -24 on 2/13 and 2/14. Here’s the high/low temperatures in G.R. during that frigid half/month: Jan. 30 (10/M), Jan. 31 (4/-20), Feb. 1 (9/-20), Feb. 6 (18/-3), Feb. 7 (12/-15), Feb. 8 (12/-8), Feb. 9 (-3/-10), Feb. 10 (-6/-21 – coldest…