It Was So Cold In Michigan In 1934, Temperatures Were Well Below Freezing

Winter Storm Elliot brought incredibly cold temperatures that caused brutal conditions and closures throughout the Great Lake State. While we Michiganders are used to below-freezing temperatures and a winter storm or two, we haven’t broken the record for the coldest day in nearly a century. The coldest year since records were kept was in 1934 in Michigan and it was a winter to remember.

The next time we get a cold blast, we can be grateful we aren’t experiencing it in the middle of the worst economic crisis in history. What is the coldest winter you remember? Share your memories with us in the comments below. To learn more about Michigan’s 1930s history, check out these 9 Rare Photos Taken In Metro Detroit During The Great Depression.

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