Southwest Lower Michigan Weather History

The Weather History for October 18th

One of the first recorded tornadoes in Michigan strikes Kalamazoo, damaging several homes and businesses.
It is an early taste of winter as a snowstorm hits Lower Michigan. The storm drops 4.6 inches of snow at Muskegon, the heaviest snow on record for so early in the season there.
A cold snap drops the temperature at Grand Rapids to 19 degrees for an early season record.
A tornado with top winds estimated at about 130 mph strikes Williamston in Ingham County. Two people are killed when their mobile home is demolished. Several other homes are heavily damaged. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.