1976: A tornado damaged several homes northeast of Burlington in Calhoun County.
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.
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.
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.
1915: A record three-day spell of warm weather in the 80s peaks with a high of 88 degrees at Grand Rapids and Lansing
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.
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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