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April 22

1976: A tornado damaged several homes northeast of Burlington in Calhoun County.

April 23

1968: A tornado struck Big Rapids in Mecosta County, injuring 11 people and doing half a million dollars in damage as it covered a path 10 miles long.

1986: Freezing weather prevails across Lower Michigan. Record cold temperatures for the date include the 19 degrees at Muskegon and 20 degrees at Grand Rapids which is also a record for coldest so late in the season.

April 24

1980: Only two days after setting record highs in the 80s, a record snowfall blankets Lower Michigan. Grand Rapids sets a record for the date with 2.4 inches of snow, after hitting 86 degrees on the 22nd.

April 25

1976: Winter returns after summer-like weather the week before. After four days in the 80s from the 15th to the 18th, temperatures are held in the 30s today and heavy wet snow falls. Lansing sets a record for the date with 4 inches of snow, as does Grand Rapids with 3 inches.

April 26

1915: A record three-day spell of warm weather in the 80s peaks with a high of 88 degrees at Grand Rapids and Lansing

April 27

1966: A cold rain falls across Lower Michigan, holding temperatures in the 30s. The high of 37 at Grand Rapids and 38 at Lansing are both record cold high temperatures for the date.

April 28

1964: A tornado destroyed a cottage and downed trees north of Newaygo.

1991: A restaurant was destroyed and a hardware store was unroofed as a tornado moved along the northwest edge of Hart in Oceana County.



The passage of a cold front this morning will end the threat of showers and be followed by breezy and cool conditions today. High pressure will provide a sunny and pleasant day Thursday with lighter winds before another cold front on Friday brings our next chance of showers. Cool weather with highs in the 50s will prevail behind this front over the weekend, but a significant warm up with highs in the 70s to near 80 will follow for early next week.

Its getting pretty dry out there – we had .02 of an inch of rain last night which brings us to 2.66 for the month thus far.  It may be a good time to put the snow shovels and blowers in for a long summers nap and get the mowers tuned up.


 

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Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Temporary “warm-up’. Cold returning soon?…not really a return, considering it has yet to leave.

Andy W
Andy W

Look at that it made 60 in GR!! This was one of the days that Rocky was hoping it wouldn’t make it out of the 50’s! Also, how many days in a row is the GRR NWS going to low ball the forecasted high temps?? It seems like Day after day after day the high temps have out performed the forecasted highs!! Loving the WARMTH!!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

A perfect spring day today!

INDY
INDY

Wood tv 8 just said below normal temps for May I hope not

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

You never know however that would fit with the current below normal temp pattern! The CPC is saying normal for May?

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Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

It will still be nice even if it is below temps a little. 60 & 70 degrees I will take any day over 30. Sunny today & it feels great. 🙂

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

WoodTV8 is calling for warmer temps next week. Tues high of 79 and Wed it will be 80 degrees. Our first 80 degree day coming soon!!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I see now that Wood TV has changed the temps for next Wed to a high of 70. That is still nice temp.

Mookie
Mookie

This morning’s GFS is not as hot for us next week. But the good news is that it has a longer sustained warm up coming. I’ll take 70 degrees everyday!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I’ll take 70 degrees too.

Slim

I think it is safe to say that in southern lower Michigan the snow season is now over. And here are the totals as of April 25th with the 30 year average in ( ) Grand Rapids 77.9” (ave 74.9”) Muskegon 105.3” (ave 93.7”) Flint 85.3” (ave 47.3”) Detroit 61.0” (ave 42.4”) Lansing 53.3” (ave 51.0”) Saginaw 41.4” (ave 41.5”) Off to the north there still could be some more snow fall but it is becoming less likely and this should be the seasonal total for most locations. Again with the average for the season Alpena 82.5” (ave 84.3”) Houghton… Read more »

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Rock on Slim! It looks like a majority of the the locations in Southern Lower MI ended up at or above for seasonal SNOWFALL! How is that possible when many people on here kept saying it was a below normal season? It was fake news and they were probably listening to FOX news as there weather source?

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

“their”

Andy W
Andy W

You predicted over 100 inches of snow earlier in the winter season!! Where’s the extra 2 feet you were predicting??

Mookie
Mookie

It was a pretty much below average season if you don’t count the meaningless April snow that was unusable in most spots because it either melted right away or because ski resorts were already closed for the season. Not a bad winter, in my opinion. Started late and not too cold with lots of melts and thunderstorms.

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Snowfall in April counts as part of the seasonal total the last time that i checked!!!!!!!!!

Mookie
Mookie

Snowfall in April is meaningless!

Slim

The “winter” months of December, January and February summery from the NWS office.
https://www.weather.gov/grr/news20180301
Slim

ROCKY (Rockford)
ROCKY (Rockford)

Which also shows above normal SNOWFALL! Who would have thought? Certainty not Mookie!

Slim

It’s a nice sunny morning with a current temperature of 45° here at my house. The grass has mostly greened up now and with the warmer temperatures and any rain we get will get the grass growing in full swing. May sometimes is the cut the grass two or more times a week time of year. That is if we get the needed rain. It looks like the start of May will be mild with a chance of thunderstorms by middle of next week.
Slim