1962: An early season heat wave sends temperatures into the upper 80s and lower 90s across Lower Michigan. Record highs on this date include the 91 at Grand Rapids, 89 at Lansing and 88 at Muskegon.
1915: Lansing records their latest measurable snow on record with 0.4 inches, and Grand Rapids does also, with 0.2 inches there.
1923: A tornado injured two people in Kent County as it moved through rural areas from east of Coopersville to near Sparta.
2002: Snowflakes fly across Lower Michigan as record cold weather prevails. Record lows include the 26 degrees at Lansing, 29 at Muskegon and 30 at Grand Rapids. The freezing temperatures cause heavy losses to orchards across western Lower Michigan.
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.
We have a chance to dry out today after a wet beginning to the week. Temps will begin to warm up and a taste of summer will permeate the air as we close out the week. Of course, this also means lawn mowers will be out in force to start mowing down the hay field we call our lawns.