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.
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