We're only a few days into October of 2023, and already, it proving to be... sweaty. Temperatures have been in the low to upper 80s across the entire state, and this INCLUDES the Upper Peninsula, who should be experiencing their first chilly fall days by now.

But that's not the case, and in fact, temperatures have been so warm already, they set records that date back more than 100 years.

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Several communities in Michigan set record high temperatures on Oct. 3rd, and some of those records date back to the 1920s!

The National Weather Service in Gaylord says record warmth hit five of its six climate sites.

  • Traverse City: 88 Degrees - Previous Record: 87 Degrees (1922)
  • Alpena: 87 Degrees - Previous Record: 84 Degrees (1922)
  • Gaylord: 85 Degrees - Previous Record: 84 Degrees (1971)
  • Pellston: 85 Degrees - TIES Previous Record: (2005)
  • Sault Ste. Marie: 83 Degrees - Previous Record: 77 (1953

Now, those temperatures don't SEEM too high for those of us in the Lower Peninsula for early October. It's not uncommon to see a few 80s this early in Fall.

But not for them. The Yoopers should be breaking out the winter clothing soon, but instead, they're still chillin' shoreside of Lake Superior in shorts and flipflops.

To add insult to injury, Negaunee Township DESTROYED its previous record of 78 degrees, set in 2005, when it hit 83 degrees on Oct. 3rd.

SIXTY TWO YEARS of barely cracking the 70s, and they just had 83 degrees.

Thankfully, though, for ALL of Michigan, a cool front is moving through now, and bumping those temperatures down quite a bit. Highs in Marquette alone will barely creep into the 50s over the next 10 days, which is MUCH more normal for this time of year.

FINALLY... Fall is here in Michigan.

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