1975: A tornado injured one person as it destroyed two mobile homes at Byron Center in Kent County.
1977: The last half of May is unusually warm. Record high temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s are set across Lower Michigan from the 16th to the 28th. This helps make it the warmest May on record at Grand Rapids.
2001: A swarm of at least 20 tornadoes descend on Lower Michigan. Fortunately, most of the tornadoes are relatively weak and only five people were injured. Damage included dozens of trees downed, barns blown over and roof and siding damage to several homes. Three homes and a golf course were heavily damaged north of Hartland in Livingston County.
2004: Severe weather causes widespread damage across southern Lower Michigan. Thunderstorm winds up to 70 mph, large hail and flash flooding occurred as a squall line moved from Benton Harbor to Ann Arbor. Hundreds of trees are knocked down and thousands lose power.
1917: Cold rain mixes with snow and temperatures rise only to the lower 40s after morning lows in the lower 30s.
1963: Snowflakes fall at Lansing as morning low temperatures in the 30s only rise to the mid and upper 40s
1966: A barn was destroyed by a tornado near Gobles in Van Buren County.
1973: A tornado destroyed three barns and damaged an industrial building in Winn in Isabella County.
1890: One person was injured as a tornado destroyed one home and a dozen barns northeast of Ithaca in Gratiot County.
1925: Lansing records its latest snow on record as snowflakes fall there with a low temperature of 32 and a high of 47 degrees.
1992: Widespread freezing temperatures do heavy damage to the fruit crop across southwest Lower Michigan. Record lows for today include the 29 degrees at Lansing, 31 at Grand Rapids and 32 at Muskegon.
2006: Two weak tornadoes caused no damage as they briefly spun up between Beebe and Breckenridge in Gratiot County.
1961: Snow flurries are observed across Lower Michigan as record cold air moves in. Temperatures fall well below freezing the next morning, wiping out much of the fruit crop.
We have a dense fog advisory for Allegan, Kent, Muskegon and Ottawa counties until 11:00 am. It is fairly dense down here in the woods this morning.
We will see the sun today and things will start to heat up with temps near 80. As we progress through the rest of the week we will see temps rise to near 90 by Sunday as we come into a warm and humid airmass – with this there will be a chance of storms through the weekend but it will not be a washout by any means. So if you do not have the air conditioners ready I would do so….
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