Metro Detroit Feels One Of Coldest November Nights In More Than 100 Years

WWJ News
November 13, 2019 - 6:59 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Winter doesn't officially start for another month, but you wouldn't know that in Metro Detroit, where record low temperatures were recorded overnight.

Temperatures dipped down to 9 degrees Wednesday morning at Metro Airport, Detroit's official weather station, shattering the previous record low of 12 degrees set 108 years ago on Nov. 13, 1911.

A record low temperature of 13 degrees was also set in Detroit on Tuesday, breaking the old record of 16 degrees set back in 1983.

The cold snap follows the biggest November snowstorm the Detroit area has ever seen, according to the National Weather Service. The total snow accumulation in Detroit for Nov. 11-12 was 9.2 inches, beating the old record of  9 inches set during a storm Nov. 15-16, 1932. Some areas in the metro region got nearly a foot of accumulation.

Two additional records were broken in Detroit this week: The record daily maximum snowfall for Nov. 11 was of 8.5 inches, breaking the old record of 4.1 inches set in 1984; The 8.5 inches also broke the record for November daily snowfall, which was previously 6.2 inches set back on Nov. 15, 1925.

Nearly 150 cold weather records have been set so far this week across the country.