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Posted on Mon, May 13, 2013 : 6:22 p.m.

Monday morning chill sets new record low in Ann Arbor

By Cindy Heflin

If the Monday morning chill made you think this must have been the coldest May 13 ever in Ann Arbor, you were right.


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The low of 28 broke the old record low set in 1996 by one degree, said University of Michigan weather observer Dennis Kahlbaum. It also set a new record for a temperature that low so late in the spring, Kahlbaum said. The previous record was 27 on May 11, 1907.

The average date for a temperature at or below 32 degrees is April 30. The latest date at which the temperature fell below 32 was May 29, 1884, when the thermometer dipped to 30 degrees, Kahlbaum said.

Luckily, no such weather is on the horizon for the next few days in the Ann Arbor area. After an overnight low of about 40 Monday night, temperatures will begin climbing on Tuesday. An afternoon high of about 65 is expected. It will be mostly cloudy with showers likely in the morning.

A serious warmup is in store for Wednesday, when the high is expected to hit 81 degrees. It will be mostly sunny in the afternoon with a chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon.

For the rest of the week, we can expect highs in the low to mid-70s and lows in the 50s. After Wednesday, the next chance for rain is Saturday.

For updated updated forecasts and conditions anytime, check's weather page.



Tue, May 14, 2013 : 12:02 p.m.

This is why it's prudent not to plant veggies and flowers until Memorial Day weekend - torture for avid gardeners but still the safer way to go...


Thu, May 16, 2013 : 1:03 a.m.

Torture? Nope. We got old bed sheets. Just cover em for the night and wake em up at dawn.

Hugh Giariola

Tue, May 14, 2013 : 11:32 a.m.

Michigan Late Frost = 9, My Garden = 0.


Thu, May 16, 2013 : 1:03 a.m.

My garage is harboring fugitive plants. Frosty is out there and he kills plants.


Mon, May 13, 2013 : 11:57 p.m.

Going to be a chilly summer. I can remember back about 17, 18 years ago when it was about 54 degrees and rainy on the Fourth of July. Yuk.


Thu, May 16, 2013 : 1:02 a.m.

I remember back 10 or so years ago it snowed 1 inch the weekend of the fourth of July. Now that sucked.


Tue, May 14, 2013 : 11:33 a.m.

That is what they predicted for last year, it was going to be wet and cooler than average. The new normal will be temperature swings.


Tue, May 14, 2013 : 10:58 a.m.

I couldn't agree more Kyle. And the drought was very destructive to trees and plants and wildlife as well. The only good thing about it was there were fewer mosquitoes.


Tue, May 14, 2013 : 2:34 a.m.

Actually brian I remember just 5 or 6 years ago going to Milan Drag-way with a buddy in July and we wore sweatshirts and were still cold when we left to come home.

Kyle Mattson

Tue, May 14, 2013 : 1:09 a.m.

After last year's scorcher of a summer you won't have any complaints from me if that ends up being true!


Mon, May 13, 2013 : 10:59 p.m.

I really hope that there will be no ill effect on the apple crop this year.


Mon, May 13, 2013 : 10:31 p.m.

Michigan says: Hahahahaha you all thought it was Spring!


Tue, May 14, 2013 : 11:52 p.m.

That and the old adage, wait 5 minutes and watch the weather change.