Marquette Sets A Chilly Record By Going Nearly 200 Days Under 60 Degrees

Winter was coming, then it came and it never left.

April 22, 2019 - 8:25 am

(WWJ) While metro Detroit basks in the glow of our second straight day in the 60s, our neghbors to the north haven't been as lucky.

Winter was coming, then it came and it never left.

The National Weather Service says the Upper Peninsula city of Marquette has set a chilly record by going nearly 200 straight days without the temperature reaching at least 60 degrees.

The observation program leader with the weather service's Marquette bureau says the city's cold streak ended at 198 days on Saturday, when the temperature reached 65 degrees in Marquette.
Before Saturday, the last time it had reached 60 degrees in Marquette was last October 3rd.

The old record was 196 days between 60 degrees back in 1970, per MLive.

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