Southwest Lower Michigan Weather History

The Weather History for October 18th

10/18/1834
One of the first recorded tornadoes in Michigan strikes Kalamazoo, damaging several homes and businesses.
10/18/1972
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.
10/18/1976
A cold snap drops the temperature at Grand Rapids to 19 degrees for an early season record.
10/18/2007
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.

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