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Posted on Fri, Jan 6, 2012 : 12:42 p.m.

Shed the winter coats: Ann Arbor enjoys unseasonably warm weather

By Danny Shaw


Eighteen-year-old Angel Schroeder, left, of Adrian, removed her jacket to enjoy the warm weather with her friend and 22-year-old Adrian resident Liz Arnold while walking down the sidewalk on the University of Michigan's campus.

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Ann Arbor residents were enjoying an unseasonably warm end to the workweek this afternoon with a high around 50 expected.

For year-round cyclist Rob Pulcipher, the weather is an added bonus to a good day’s ride.

“I ride all the time, so this is definitely an added perk,” he said, while gearing up for a ride in downtown Ann Arbor. “Let’s just hope the great weather lasts!”

A high of 53 degrees would be 22 degrees warmer than the January average, but it wouldn't set a record for this date. That was set in 1946 with a high of 58, said Dennis Kahlbaum, University of Michigan weather observer. The average high for early January trends around 31 degrees, and the low 19, Kahlbaum said.

The National Weather Service says a high between 49 and 53 degrees can be expected for this afternoon with partly sunny skies and winds blowing to the southwest at 10 to 20 mph. Expect to see a low between 28 and 32 degrees tonight.

The Ann Arbor area can expect a high tomorrow of 42 degrees with partly cloudy skies, and a late-night low of 25.


Ann English

Sun, Jan 8, 2012 : 12:10 a.m.

I was glad to learn in the Saline business break-in article that not all the snow around the businesses melted, that there were criminals' footprints in the SNOW, helpful to law enforcement officers.


Sat, Jan 7, 2012 : 3:39 p.m.

Love it, love it, love it!! BEST winter ever!! Unless you are a skier or push snow for a living.


Fri, Jan 6, 2012 : 11:27 p.m.

We are suppose to get more of this, this weekend. I have my outfit all picked out. We had these temps in June while vacationing out in Montana. Love this weather.


Fri, Jan 6, 2012 : 10:14 p.m.

I only wish i had read this earlier in the day! I would have known then to take off my winter.


Fri, Jan 6, 2012 : 10:14 p.m.



Fri, Jan 6, 2012 : 8:18 p.m.

See Ann Arbor, you can give us nice weather so stop being so mean to us! Party!


Fri, Jan 6, 2012 : 8:10 p.m.

I'm not complaining about the weather for several reasons