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Record highs and a nasty blizzard 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 January 28.

1906 - Saginaw had a record high temperature of 47°. For all the record highs recorded in the month of January, this temperature was the lowest. All other record high temperatures for the month varied between 50 and 62 degrees. Muskegon also sets a record of 50° on this day.

1977 - Buffalo, New York is hit with the worst blizzard in its history. Meanwhile, lake effect snow squalls also pummel areas in western Lower Michigan with more than a foot of fresh snow being piled into huge drifts by strong winds. Grand Rapids sets a new daily record snowfall with 6.0” and Muskegon 10.1”.

2002 – Record heat invades Lower Michigan with record highs in the 50s. Records include Grand Rapids 53°, Muskegon 50°, Detroit 57°, and Flint 54°.

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