A Winter Storm Warning is still in effect for West Michigan, with some of the coldest temperatures we’ve seen in a generation.  Windchills will be as low as 25 below zero in Grand Rapids, and 36 below (or colder) in Kalamazoo!

That said, here are 3 crazy, but TRUE, facts about cold weather. Did you know…

  1. The coldest day ever in Grand Rapids was -24 degrees in February of 1899.
  2. At negative-34 degrees, Prestone freezes. There are actually places in West Michigan colder than that.  
  3. Vodka, made in Russia, where it’s always cold, can even freeze. It freezes at -16.51 degrees.