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First day of fall brings record breaking temperatures for northern Michigan

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Today is the first official day of fall, but by walking outside you certainly wouldn't know it.

Communities throughout northern lower Michigan saw record breaking temperatures today.

Andy Sullivan is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Gaylord.  He said all six of their monitoring sites hit records today - That’s Gaylord, Sault Saint Marie, Alpena, Traverse City, Houghton Lake, and Pellston.

“For instance Traverse City was 95 for their high today. They broke the old record set back in 1937, a long time ago, which was 90. So, by quite a few degrees that’s pretty impressive”.  

Sullivan said they’re predicting record temperatures tomorrow, Sunday, and possibly Monday as well.