Ready Or Not? Here Comes West Michigan’s First Frost
This seasons first frost will most likely happen Saturday for West Michigan, excluding those close to the shoreline of Lake Michigan.
While October in Michigan can be full of extreme temperature swings, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the average first freeze generally occurs about now. On average, Southwest Michigan's first frost can occur between October 1 and October 20.
MLive Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa says temperatures will be close to freezing Saturday morning, and depending on if the forecast for wind staying low rings true, West Michigan will be waking up to its first freeze Saturday morning.
While it is tempting to complain about the cold, parts of the U.P. and northwest Lower Michigan are receiving snow. In fact, October 5 marked Michigan's first snowfall.
The average first measurable snow happens in November. Growing up in Michigan, most can recall wearing snowsuits under our Halloween costumes as kids as well as years wear it was warm enough to leave the coat at home.