COLDWATR, MI (WTVB) - Record tying warmth in Coldwater for a December Fourth early today with the temperature at 63 degrees between midnight and 1:30 a.m. That tied the record high for this day set back in 1941.
The balmy conditions have delayed the seasonal opening of some ice rinks in Southwest Michigan and that gave golfers a chance to get in a few late season rounds. It also created a dense and creepy fog that blanketed the Lower Peninsula yesterday morning. It may be nice to be able to drive with the windows down, but it can be a problem in the northern portion of the state where they are dependent on winter tourism.
Climatologists say the record warmth has made this the third worst hurricane season on record with 19 named storms this year, 7 more than the average, and just this week, a new study says climate change is causing the polar ice sheets to melt three times faster than they were 20 years ago.