Weather History for This Week

posted in: Michigan Weather Forecast | 19

July 22

1953: Severe thunderstorms struck during the late evening as a cold front moved through. High winds downed numerous trees, and several streets in Grand Rapids were blocked by falling trees.

July 23

1883: A half mile wide violent tornado killed three people as it moved southeast from near Eaton Rapids to south of Leslie.

1999: Severe weather struck central Lower Michigan, with two weak tornadoes touching down in rural areas. One struck near Mount Pleasant, but only lasted a few seconds and produced no damage. Another brief touchdown was reported during the early evening hours in Tustin, in Osceola County, where it produced minor damage to one home.

July 24

1934: Extreme heat continues for the fifth consecutive day with Lansing equaling their all time high temperature of 102 degrees. Grand Rapids hits 103 degrees, part of a string of five out of six days at or above 100 degrees there.

July 25

1943: The USS Muskegon, named after the Michigan city, is launched from Superior, Wisconsin on a day with scattered showers and high temperature of 86 degrees at Muskegon, Michigan. The ship saw duty in World War Two, escorting convoys across the Atlantic. The ship also took weather observations and served as as radio and light ship for trans-atlantic flights until after the end of the war.

2005: An extended round of severe weather from the evening of July 25th into the morning of the 26th produced widespread wind damage across Lower Michigan. A tornado struck three miles west of Baldwin and downed hundreds of trees at a campground. Fortunately, most of the campers had left just hours earlier, and there were no injuries.

July 26

1896: A tornado struck a few miles northeast of Battle Creek, seriously injuring one person as it destroyed a farm home and barns in Pennfield Township, Calhoun County.

1973: A tornado damaged a mobile home and some farm wagons two miles southeast of Clare, Michigan.

1977: Canadian high pressure brings record cold temperatures of 46 degrees at Muskegon and 47 degrees at Grand Rapids.

July 27

1894: The temperature hit 100 degrees at Lansing during the second record heat wave of the month, the first of which occurred a week earlier, when Lansing set its all time record of 102 degrees

1955: Temperatures reached the upper 90s for the second day in a row across West Michigan in one of the hottest months on record. At Grand Rapids, 15 days had high temperatures above 90 degrees during July, 1955.

2002: A severe weather outbreak produces tornado and downburst wind damage. A tornado with top winds around 80 mph touched down about one mile east of Augusta in Kalamazoo County. The tornado passed through Fort Custer in western Calhoun County, about one mile northwest of the Battle Creek airport. The damage path was approximately 800 yards wide and path length was 3 miles long. Extensive tree damage occurred in the Fort Custer area and the roof was blown off a firing range shelter. After the tornado ended, downburst damage continued for several more miles in Calhoun County. A severe thunderstorm struck a campground and mobile home park along Swan Lake in southern Allegan County. Trees were blown down onto mobile homes and small boats were blown out of the lake. Two minor injuries occurred. Top winds with the downburst were estimated at 70 mph.

July 28

1959: A steady rain brought relief from drought conditions across West Michigan. Dry weather began in April, resulting in water rationing in Grand Rapids by the middle of July.

1976: A tornado injures five people northwest of Grand Rapids as it damages a warehouse.

1996: A weak, short-lived tornado damaged a pole barn near Evart on Osceola County.


Today could be our last day in the 80s for the rest of the month.  After three weeks of above normal temps we will drop into the 70s with night time lows in the 50s.  I am wondering if we will see 90 for the rest of the summer – I am sure we will still have plenty of days in the 80s.

A strong cold front will be pushing through around midnight bringing with it the chance of storms mainly west of 131 – east of this the storms should fall apart.  It may be cool enough Friday morning to bring in some lake enhanced rain showers.  I will be happy to turn off the air conditioning and have the windows open.


 

316 total views, 1 views today

newest oldest
Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Fact!!!!we will be starting quite a stretch of below normal temps tomorrow! Bring it!!!!!!!

Andy W
Andy W

Looks like a mini cool down to me….

comment image

Mookie
Mookie

All this talk of a “cool down” for weeks and all we get is 3 or 4 days. Too funny!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Just facts, not all of the warm weather hype that you spew constantly!

Mookie
Mookie

More heat to start August now!
comment image

Slim

As of this morning here is summery of how July 2018 has been around the state of Michigan. The list is the station, mean temperature, departure from average, rain fall for July and the number of days of 90 or better so far this summer. Grand Rapids 75.6 (+3.1) 2.21” 15 days of 90 or better. Lansing 74.2 (+2.6) 0.89” 15 days. Muskegon 74.5 (+3.4) 1.31” 9 days. Detroit mean 76.6 (+2.9) 0.90” 17 days of 90 or better. Flint 72.3 (+1.7) 1.13” 12 days. Saginaw 74.2 (+3.1) 1.24” 10 days of 90 or more. Alpena 72.2 (+4.9) 2.05” 13… Read more »

Mookie
Mookie

For all this talk of a “cool down,” we haven’t seen much of one. The last 5 days and the last 10 days have both been warmer than average.

INDY
INDY

Last day in the mid 80’s for awhile kind of funny how this coming week is supposed to be the hottest week of meteorology summer for GR it just maybe the coolest of the summer .. Great camp fire weather!! INDY!!

Mookie
Mookie

WOOD now has 82, 83, 84 starting Monday. More above average high temps!

Slim

Will have to see how it plays out but at this time most long range guess models are point towards a below average temperature pattern for our area for most of August. If it stays dry there could be some big temperature swings.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

They do? Most models I see show a warm August – especially the back half.
comment image

INDY
INDY

I’m am starting to get ready for my vacation we are leaving Saturday for Wisconsin going to the dells for a week .Sure will be interesting getting our weather there before west Michigan from west to east right movement. I’m packing warm clothes the nights may get down in the 50’s Fall cool there great camp fire weather!! Weather looks wonderful!! I will check in time and time enjoy your Wednesday! INDY!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Have a great trip!!

Slim

Have a great trip Indy. Let us know if they still are running their Duck boats out there.
Slim

INDY
INDY

I will check in to that thanks guys .. INDY!!

Andy W
Andy W

Here’s another couple of places to check out INDY

http://www.porthuronbeer.com

http://www.dellsbrewing.com

Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

Call Your UNCLE JACK!

Andy W
Andy W

Have a great trip INDY! Make sure you have plenty of Sprites by that fire!

Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

On Vacation and off Probation Enjoy Yourself INDY!!!!