1879 - The second day in a row of record lows were reported at Detroit Metro. Today's temperature was a cold 15 degrees below zero! Lansing has an even colder record with 16° below zero.
1897 - Warm and wet weather prevails as a cold front approaches. High temperatures in the 50s are followed by heavy rain. This is the wettest January day on record at Muskegon, with 4.90 inches of rain; Sault Ste. Marie also sees their wettest January day with 1.61 inches. Grand Rapids sets a daily record with 1.5 inches.
1918 - The temperature falls to a record low of 16 below zero at Muskegon during one of the coldest months on record in Lower Michigan.
1999 - A daily record snowfall of 16.6 inches occurred at Weather Forecast Office in Marquette. Grand Rapids also observes a daily snowfall record of 9.1 inches after logging a daily record 6.4 inches in the second.