1883 - A very late season snowstorm hit Detroit with five inches of snow accumulating during the overnight hours.
1904 – Muskegon observes their greatest daily precipitation for month of May with 4.10”.
1917 - Cold rain mixes with snow and temperatures rise only to the lower 40s after morning lows in the lower 30s. Grand Rapids sees a record low of 34°. Even more cities see records for chilly high temperatures. These include Grand Rapids with a high of only 42°, Muskegon 45°, Lansing 42°, Alpena 40°, and Houghton Lake 38°. Alpena records 4” of snow on this chilly day in May.
1963 - Snowflakes fall at Lansing as morning low temperatures in the 30s only rise to the mid and upper 40s.
1945 - The diesel tug Eddie S. foundered in a sudden 55mph squall near the harbor mouth of Grand Marais, MI in Lake Superior. The one surviving crewman was saved by the USCG. 2 of 3 crew members perished.