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Flooding at the fur trading post, an arctic outbreak and heavy snow

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Flooding at the fur trading post, an arctic outbreak and heavy snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on February 4.

1838 - An ice jam on the Grand River causes flooding of much of Grand Rapids during early February. Several people had to be rescued from flooded neighborhoods and at the fur trading post.

1996 - One of the coldest arctic outbreaks of the 20th century sends the thermometer down to -17° at Grand Rapids, -19° at Muskegon and -31° at Marquette, all records for the date. Amasa in the western Upper Peninsula dropped to -51°. This tied the record low for Michigan.

2006 - The city of Fairgrove in Tuscola County received 10.0 inches of snow. The snowstorm lasted from the 4th to the 5th.

2007 - Arctic air plunged over the Great Lakes Region on strong winds. High temperatures set records for the cold air. Muskegon only reached , Flint was 4°, Houghton Lake. Marquette sees their coldest February day with a high of only -9°. The arctic air mass remained in place through the 6th.

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