Yesterday we didn’t manage to get to 60° we came close with a temp of 58° for our high. We will continue to see off and on rain today through tomorrow morning. Today we should be a bit warmer with highs in the mid-60s in southern Michigan. Chances of frost come into the picture in northern Michigan and the U.P. tonight.
We had 1.53 inches of rain yesterday early morning and .60 as of 7 am today. This brings our today to 2.44 inches thus far for the month in Otsego.
1881: Temperatures hit the mid and upper 90s as a four day heat wave peaked across Lower Michigan. Lansing reached 97 degrees for their second record high in a row, both records that still stand.
1960: A three day heat wave peaked with record highs of 96 at Grand Rapids and 94 at Lansing.
2001: Severe thunderstorms produced widespread wind damage. About a dozen trees and several telephone poles were blown down in Saranac in Ionia County.
1874: One of the longest heat waves in the month of September is underway with Lansing hitting 95 degrees. Lansing would have eight consecutive days with high temperatures in the 90s from September 7th to the 14th.
1951: A cool air mass settled into Lower Michigan bringing frost and freezing temperatures. Grand Rapids fell to a record low of 31 degrees.
1968: A tornado injures one person as it damages several businesses in Cedar Springs in Kent County. Another tornado damages a farm west of Monroe, Michigan.
2001: A tornado moved through Delta Township and into the western outskirts of Lansing causing heavy damage over an eight mile long path. There were minor injuries and several barns and other buildings were damaged or destroyed.
1986: Clusters of thunderstorms moving along a stalled front bring record rains to Lower Michigan for the second straight day. Widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches result in extreme flooding and contribute to making September 1986 the wettest month on record across the area.
2013: A severe thunderstorm with wind gusts of up to 80 mph brought down numerous trees and power lines in Albion, Michigan. Albion college was closed for several days due to all the wind damage and loss of power.
1986: From 6 to 12 inches of rain in three days resulted in record flooding from Muskegon to Saginaw. The flooding was worsened by the collapse of several dams. Ten people were killed and damage estimates approached half a billion dollars.
- Scattered Showers Today Area of strongest f-gen forcing in large scale baroclinic zone is gradually lifting northeast across Lower Michigan this morning with showers and thunderstorms generally diminishing in coverage by this afternoon. Elevated instability is also decreasing and thunder chances should be ending in the morning. It will remain unusually cool again today as east to northeast flow of cool airmass and thick layer of clouds remains in place. - Drying out Thursday and Friday, Rain Possible late Saturday into Sunday Surface ridging builds in for Thursday and Friday before POPs increase again for the weekend as upper low across the Southern Plains opens up and moves through the Great Lakes. Cold front should be through on Sunday with fair weather returning after that.