When meteorologists warned us a week ago that Michigan was to be enclosed by the cold Arctic air in the season, the weekend and Monday's temperatures are exactly what they were talking about.
Not only are today's temperatures in some digits or across much of the state, but we have weathered a brutal night of chills, with another party deep below zero "feels like" temperatures coming up tonight, according to the National Weather Service .
You calculate the wind cooling, use the meteorologists the air temperature and the wind speed to get up to how cold the weather actually feels like on your skin.
A Wind Chill Advisory will remain in effect for the lower half of Lower Michigan through Monday morning.
This morning, the decomposition temperature dropped to -38 in Dafter, south of Sault Ste. Marie, according to the NWS office in Gaylord. Nearby Kincheloe felt like -37, while the Soo airport registered -36 for a wind chill.
The windmill of the Mackinac island was -28.
On the way ahead, windstorms in the lower peninsula tonight are expected to hit 34 below zero in Milo Traverse City will feel like -20, while Houghton Lake will feel like -27.
Bitterly cold temperatures are expected to hang out early this week, with a chance that snowstorms will hit on Tuesday.
So if you go outside, dress in layers. Make sure you have jumper cables in your vehicle and take all outside pets inside.
Remember to pack up if you are out on the road to see in the evening's super wolf the entire moon's eclipse. With under-wind chills, frost damage can occur in less than 30 minutes on exposed skin.
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