Southwest Lower Michigan Weather History

The Weather History for September 26th

9/26/1951
A tornado killed one person and injured three others near Bitely in Newaygo County. The tornado destroyed a tavern, carrying steel beams from the roof about 70 yards.
9/26/1965
Wet snow mixes in with rain across parts of western Michigan for a very early taste of winter.
9/26/1998
The temperature hits a record high of 89 degrees at both Grand Rapids and Lansing. The warm weather fuels a severe weather outbreak across the region as a cold front arrives during the late afternoon. A severe thunderstorm produced softball-sized hail in Clare County which smashed skylights, dented automobiles, and damaged roofs and antennas. Damage was estimated at up to half a million dollars.

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