Southwest Lower Michigan Weather History
The Weather History for July 16th
- The second morning of record cool weather in five days produces low temperatures of 42 degrees at Grand Rapids and Muskegon.
- A line of severe thunderstorms roared across southern Lower Michigan during the morning bringing wind gusts over 100 mph. Widespread wind damage occurred from Benton Harbor to Detroit with a wind gust estimated at 130 mph in Marshall, Calhoun County. The sky preceding the storms was an ominous dark green color.
- A plane carrying executives from Holland to Muskegon crashed while landing in heavy fog. The pilot had descended below approach minimums and the plane struck two trees about two miles short of the runway. Three people were killed, including the pilot. Three others were injured.
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