This Day in Southeast Michigan Weather History ...
On October 7, 2009, a strong low pressure system tracked north of the Great Lakes region, with the associated cold front swinging through lower Michigan. Winds gusted between 45 to 55 mph with isolated gusts to 58 mph over a six to eight hour time frame during the morning hours. With leaves still on the trees, tree branches and trees were reported down in and around the Detroit Metro Area. About 110,000 customers were without power from this wind event.
Also on October 7, 2007, the third day out of a four day early October heat wave brought record highs to Southeast Michigan. Saginaw reached 91, and Flint was 88, both of which were records. Detroit reached 89 falling shy of the record temperature for the date.
Also on this date in 1963, the temperature rose to 92 degrees in Detroit. This is the record maximum temperature for the month of October in Detroit.