Frost Tonight – Weather History

I am assembling this post Tuesday Afternoon as I will be out of town Wednesday.  At this time it appears the weather will be more pleasant than it has been the past few days with the exception of the temperatures remaining on the cool side.  Wednesday night we may be seeing some frost as temps drop into the mid-30s.


Weather History for SW Michigan

September 25

1961: Widespread, heavy rain causes some flooding across western Michigan. Record daily rainfall totals occur at Muskegon, Lansing and Grand Rapids. The 3.52 inches of rain at Grand Rapids is a record total for any day in September.

September 26

1951: A tornado killed one person and injured three others near Bitely in Newaygo County. The tornado destroyed a tavern, carrying steel beams from the roof about 70 yards.

1965: Wet snow mixes in with rain across parts of western Michigan for a very early taste of winter.

1998: The temperature hits a record high of 89 degrees at both Grand Rapids and Lansing. The warm weather fuels a severe weather outbreak across the region as a cold front arrives during the late afternoon. A severe thunderstorm produced softball-sized hail in Clare County which smashed skylights, dented automobiles, and damaged roofs and antennas. Damage was estimated at up to half a million dollars

September 27

1942: Snowflakes fly across Lower Michigan as temperatures fall to the lower 30s and only rise into the 40s during the day.

2009: A microburst with winds up to 70 mph struck just northeast of Greenville in Montcalm County. About a dozen trees were downed and a travel trailer was tipped over.

September 28

1991: A record freeze hits western Michigan. Grand Rapids falls to 27 degrees, setting record lows for the date and month. Muskegon also hits 27 degrees, setting a record for that date and tying the monthly low. Lansing plunges to 22 degrees, tying the record low for the date set in 1893.

September 29

1953: Temperatures soared to the 90s across western Michigan. Grand Rapids hit 93 degrees and Muskegon 92 degrees, both record highs and records for the latest date of a 90-degree reading.

1967: Wet snowflakes fell at Grand Rapids and Lansing. The high of 42 degrees at Lansing is the coldest high temperature for the month of September.

1986: A severe weather outbreak produces high winds, large hail and two tornadoes across Lower Michigan. One person was injured in Van Buren County as a tornado hit near Mattawan. Six houses were destroyed by a tornado near Rankin in Genesee County.

2006: Several waterspouts were observed on Lake Michigan. One was about 5 miles offshore of Holland, while another was sighted just offshore of Saugatuck. This waterspout approached the coast and may have come onshore, but no damage was noted.

September 30

1899: September ended on a very cool note with a record low of 21 degrees at Lansing and afternoon highs only in the 40s. The high of 44 degrees at Muskegon made for the coldest September maximum temperature on record there.

October 1

1897: Temperatures reach record highs with both Lansing and Grand Rapids hitting 89 degrees. It is the highest temperature ever recorded in October at Grand Rapids.

1974: Cloudy and cold weather prevails with high temperatures in the 40s and snowflakes observed at Muskegon.


Weather History for SE Michigan

September 25

On September 25, 2018, three tornadoes occurred over northern Monroe and southern Wayne Counties, impacting Frenchtown Township – EF1, South Rockwood/Rockwood – EF0, and Gibraltar – EF1. No injuries were reported, but numerous homes were damaged. The Gibraltar tornado even crossed the Detroit River to impact Grosse Ile.

On September 25, 2007, thunderstorms ended a dry eight-day stretch of well above average temperatures in the upper 70s to upper 80s. Some of the storms were severe with the most damage occurring in Flushing. A downburst produced an estimated 80 mph wind gust which blew in garage doors and down hundreds of trees and large limbs.

Also on September 25, 1941, the remnants of a former Category 3 hurricane passed over Detroit. What was remarkable about the remnants of this storm was the high wind speeds and low pressure that accompanied it. Wind speeds remained steady at 56mph with wind gusts of up to 75mph! Dozens of people were injured by these winds. The pressure dropped to 990mb that day, which is the second lowest pressure reading ever recorded for Detroit during the month of September.

September 26

On September 26, 2017, the temperature reached 93 degrees in Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw all of which are record highs for the date. In Flint and Saginaw, it was the 6th consecutive day of record-setting temperatures in the 90s and the latest such streak (6 days) of 90-degree-days on record for both sites. The 26th is also the latest date in the calendar year that Flint has ever reached or exceeded 90 degrees.

September 27

On September 27, 1998, Flint experienced a record warm temperature of 86 degrees for the day.

September 28

On September 28, 1991, Flint experienced a record low temperature of 26 degrees for the day.

September 29

On September 29, 1966, the pressure dropped to 989mb during the passage of an intense early fall low-pressure system. This is the lowest pressure reading ever recorded for Detroit in the month of September.

September 30

On September 30, 2002, the very warm and dry month ended with record high temperatures of 86 degrees at both Saginaw and Flint. Flint ended the month with their driest September, 0.29 inches, and Saginaw had its second driest September, 0.39 inches. After an extremely hot and dry July and August, the weather of September 2002 only exasperated drought conditions. During the first half of the month, hundreds of communities across the area were under water restrictions. The hardest hit by the drought was the agricultural industry. September yields across most of the area were estimated at under 50 percent and many counties across eastern Michigan were declared agricultural disaster areas.

On September 30, 1987, a thunderstorm brought 3/4-inch hail and winds gusting to 65 mph in Wayne county.

October 1

On October 1, 1974, the earliest snow was observed with a trace of snowfall in Detroit.

 

 

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Incredible Sept cold stretch!

Kyle (Portland, Ionia County)
Kyle (Portland, Ionia County)

I’m off to Gaylord for the tornado recap gathering tomorrow then off to Alpena on Friday. Looks like some more sunnier warmer temps ahead. Not going to lie it’s been a little chilly imo. Perfect “bowl of chili” weather.

Nathan (Forest Hills)
Nathan (Forest Hills)

My mom’s friend is on Estero Island (off the shore of Fort Meyers). She is sending us lots of videos, it looks like tropical storm conditions currently. She should be in the sweet spot for storm surge and possibly the strongest winds

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Hopefully she has evacuated. They’re now saying 12-16 ft surge.

Kyle (Portland, Ionia County)
Kyle (Portland, Ionia County)

Just seen some video from Sanibel. Looking pretty nasty. Extreme Wind Warning in effect in that area.

Hope everything goes ok there. This thing is borderline Cat. 5

Slim

The official H/L at Grand Rapids yesterday was 57/45 officially there was 0.05” of rain fall and 36% of possible sunshine. Here at my house, I record 0.04” of rain fall. The current temperature and overnight low at both GRR and here at my house is 47. For today the average H/L is now down to 69/48 the record high of 86 was recorded in 1905 and the record low of 27 was set in 1991. Last year the H/L was 71/50. There looks to be a chance of frost tonight. The last time it has gotten down below 35… Read more »

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Ian is now up to 155 mph – just shy of a Cat 5.

Those poor people. 🙁

Slim

The lasted reading at Naples was SE winds of 39MPH with gust of 59 air temperature 79 DP 79. At Fort Myers wind east at 24 gust to 38 temp 79 DP 77. On the east side of the state at Miami the temp was 83 DP 76 wind out of the south at 17 gust of 32. At this time there are wind gust of up to 35 MPH all along the east side of the state. The strongest winds extend out about 40 miles from the center.
Slim

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Even Orlando is forecasted to get 80+ mph wind gusts.

INDY
INDY

Here we go Furnaces will be running till May 2023 … Low 30’s tonight great scotty ….INDY

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Unless we get 60s, 70s and even 80s like we did last March and April. 🙂

Slim

They will not be running 24 hours a day but they will be running often until at least mid late April.
Slim

*SS*
*SS*

Nah grab and extra blanket. Lol. We always see how long we can hold off before turning on the heat. Lol

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I ran mine once to just take the chill off the house. It was cold in here.