Southwest Lower Michigan Weather History

The Weather History for July 17th

A small, short-lived tornado was observed lifting small debris at the Clare County airport north of Harrison.
A widespread severe weather outbreak struck West Michigan. Dozens of trees were downed by winds gusting between 60 and 70 mph. A camper was injured by a falling tree at a campground in Dorr, Allegan County. Two inch diameter hail fell at Marne in Ottawa County.
The high of 67 degrees at Grand Rapids is a record cool high temperature for the date, and contributes to July, 2009 becoming the coolest July on record. The highest temperature for the entire month is only 84 degrees, the lowest monthly maximum temperature for any July on record. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.