This Day in Southeast Michigan Weather History ...
On November 17, 2013, a powerful low pressure system
strengthened and tracked northeast across the western Great Lakes. As the cold front swept through the area, winds gusted to 50 to 60 mph during the overnight hours with a peak gust of 70 mph observed at Ypsilanti. The winds produced widespread damage and caused hundreds of thousands of power outages across Southeast Michigan.
Also on November 17, 1963, Genesee county experienced golfball size hail with a severe thunderstorm passing through.