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Tornadoes, heavy snow and record cold

Almanac 24 March 2014 Click on image for a larger view
Almanac 24 March 2014 Click on image for a larger view
Grand Rapids Weather Examiner

Tornadoes, heavy snow and record cold 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 March 24.

1901 - A tornado killed one person and injured four others in Kalamazoo County as it moved from Vicksburg to Scott.

1904 - Tornadoes hit Muskegon and Grand Rapids. In Muskegon, five homes were unroofed or torn apart on the lake front at Harrison Street. In Grand Rapids, ten people were injured as the tornado damaged a church and several barns.

1965 - Flint set a record low with -7°. Three days later in 1965 Flint fell to -2°. These two dates are the latest in a year that Flint has recorded below zero temperatures.

1974 – This is a cold day across the state with records set for both low and high temperatures. Starting with the lows, Grand Rapids sees a record low with -3° and Muskegon . Even more records are set for the chilly high temperatures. Records include Grand Rapids with 16°, Muskegon 17°, Lansing 18°, Alpena 12°, Flint 19°, Houghton Lake 8°, and Sault Ste. Marie. For Houghton Lake this is the coolest high temperature for the month of March.

1979 - 20.4 inches of snow fell in Delaware in a blizzard impacting the Upper Peninsula.

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