Happy Halloween

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We have had a wet one overnight and rather warm for October standards.  We had a high of 58.8° yesterday and the temp has fallen to only 51.8° at 5:30am this morning.  Rainfall is at .44 of an inch with the tail end moving off to the east.  We can expect things to dry out this morning with the rest of the day featuring cloudy skies with maybe a few peaks of the sun especially north of Grand Rapids.  Temps today will continue in the low fifties dipping to the low 40s overnight.


Weekly Weather History

October 28

1869: Michigan is in the grip of an icy cold wave. The temperature falls into the teens for eight consecutive days at Lansing, where it is the coldest October on record.

October 29

1925: October feels more like December as snow and cold prevail for much of the last half of the month. Measurable snow falls for three consecutive days with high temperatures at or near freezing from October 28th to the 30th.

October 30

1988: Record cold temperatures in the teens and lower 20s close out the month. The low of 18 degrees at Grand Rapids on this day ties the record for the coldest ever recorded in October.

October 31

1917: One of the coldest Octobers on record ends on a wintry note with about an inch of snow and high temperatures only in the lower 30s.

1950: Halloween treats Lower Michigan to balmy temperatures. Grand Rapids hits 79 degrees and Lansing 77, both record highs for the date.

November 1

1950: Warm weather starts the month with temperatures around 80 degrees across Lower Michigan. Lansing sets their record high for the month of November at 81 degrees.

1976: Cold weather will rule this month across Lower Michigan. Grand Rapids sets a record low of 21 degrees to start the coldest November on record there.

November 2

1938: A record high of 77 degrees is set at Grand Rapids as a three day spell of very warm weather begins the month.

November 3

1966: A record early season snowstorm drops 6 to 12 inches of snow across southwest Lower Michigan.

1990: Heavy fog resulted in a fatal aircraft accident near Shelby, Michigan. A private plane trying to land at the local airport in the fog stalled and crashed, killing the pilot.


Living on a dead end road we don’t get a lot of trick or treaters though we do have a few kids in the neighborhood the bulk of Otsego kids stays in town.  We do have the grand kids, nieces and nephews stop by then have donuts and cider at my mother-in laws.  I still dress up sometimes, I have dressed up as a pig farmer in the past (don’t ask) – never to old to have fun….  My next door neighbor and myself tend to go all out for Halloween with decorations and lighting.  My wife puts the ghosts and witches in the trees and the neighbor a spooky cemetery.  By Thanksgiving we have all  the Christmas lights up on the houses, fences and trees, looks really nice especially if there is snow on the ground.

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Saw a sun dog tonight!

INDY
INDY

One day out of the last 20 with a high near 60* degrees after such a warm summer a few thoughts on this blog coming into October would be hot lol! Happy Halloween Slim Bill MV Andy mark oh sherry uncle sparkee Jack Sandy and of course ROCKY!! Chief Bill Steffens just said snow flakes In the 8 day forecast who would of thought!! Have a safe Night! INDYDOG14!

Slim

Happy Halloween to you Indy
Slim

Andy W
Andy W

Happy Halloween INDY!!! Have a great night! Heading to TC this weekend, looking beautiful up there in snow country!

INDY
INDY

TC my favorite Michigan town. Have fun but safe trip Andy!! INDY!!

INDY
INDY

Slim watch your leafs there about ready to all be down real soon… INDY!!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Happy Halloween, my friend!

Where’s Uncle Jack been? John Prine was on Austin City Limits a couple of weekends back (fantastic performance) and it reminded me of him.

INDY
INDY

Let me find him!! INDYDOG14!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Rock on!

Slim

Just got back in from a nice long walk. With the sun out and light winds it feels rather warm out there. Also the sun really brings out the color on the trees as my area is now out if full fall color. While later than average I think the last two days the color here is the best it has been in many years. The current temperature here with that sun is 56°
Slim

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

We got a bunch of rain overnight. Standing water is the order of the day, as storm drains are plugged with leaves.

Sherry L York
Sherry L York

I had .91 in of rain here last night. Happy Halloween everyone!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! GLAD TO HEAR YOU DRESS UP WE DO TOO. LOTS OF FUN!!

Slim

Happy Halloween! Here at my house I recorded 1.17” of rain yesterday. For the month, GRR has recorded 5.36” this is the 3rd wet October in a row with last year coming in with 9.69” and there was 6.15” back in 2016. Yesterdays official high at GRR was 59° it has not reached 60° at Grand Rapids now since October 14th Odds favor it reaching at least 60 (or better) in November as there have only been 9 years in Grand Rapids recorded history where it did not reach 60 or better in November. The last time it happened was… Read more »

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Had just over 2 inches here overnight with a lot of vivid lighting. Sure has been a wet month!
Yesterday was back to above normal temps again. Valiant run by the slightly cooler temps, but came up short of our long run of above normal back in August. Happy Halloween everyone!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!