Southwest Lower Michigan Weather History

The Weather History for August 1st

8/1/1886
A tornado moves from northern Kalamazoo County into Barry County, damaging several farms in and near Hickory Corners.
8/1/1947
What turns out to be the hottest August on record starts off on a decidedly cool note with record lows of 48 degrees at Grand Rapids and 43 degrees at Muskegon.
8/1/1993
A severe storm in Kent County produced grapefruit-sized hail in Cannon Township, northeast of Grand Rapids.
8/1/2002
A tornado struck north of Tustin in Osceola County. The tornado left a damage path six miles long, with dozens of large trees down and some roof damage to homes. One house had its attached garage destroyed. A weaker tornado also hit near Grant in Newaygo County, toppling a tree.

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