1874 - A record cold snap struck Lower Michigan with Lansing plunging to 16°.
1901 - The wood schooner, 2-mast Wm. Stone, while carrying lumber, was lying at the lumber dock at Cecil Bay in the Straits of Mackinac in Lake Michigan when a NW gale rose and blew two large piles of lumber from the dock to the ship. The unmanageable schooner broke loose and was driven ashore, where she pounded to pieces. One of the last lake schooners ever built.
1902 - The unrigged barge, steel whaleback, bulk freighter Barge 129 while carrying iron ore, broke towline from steamer Maunaloa in heavy weather. While trying to reconnect, she was rammed by the steamer and sank quickly after her side was penetrated by an anchor. Maunaloa picked up her crew. She went down in 125 ft. of water at Vermillion point, MI on Lake Superior.
1908 – On the 13th or 14th, an unnamed dump scow possibly "Chuck's Barge" foundered in a storm. She was reported by fishermen the next day, lying on her side in 35 feet of water, south of the St. Helena lighthouse in the Straits of Mackinac in Lake Michigan.
1909 - The second earliest measurable snowfall occurred in Detroit with an amount of 0.4 inches of snow.
1927 - The steel barge, pulpwood Ontario, while carrying pulpwood, was in tow of the tug Butterfield, when she foundered in a gale east of Outer Island of the Apostle Islands Group in Lake Superior.
1975 - Record warmth occurred with highs in the 80s. The 87° at Grand Rapids was a record for the date and the highest temperature for so late in the season. Lansing, Detroit and Flint all record a record high of 83°.
1988 - Record cold weather grips the eastern U.S. and Upper Midwest. In Michigan Marquette dips to a bitter 18°.
1993 - Cold Canadian high pressure parks over the Great Lakes producing record temperatures. Grand Rapids and Flint plunge to 24° and Muskegon dips to 25°.
1999 – Thunderstorms move across southeast Michigan where Detroit received 3/4-inch hail at 11:15am.
2002 - A waterspout was reported 5 miles northwest of Sault Ste. Marie at 1428 EST in the St. Mary's River.