1915 - A record three-day spell of warm weather in the 80s peaks with a high of 88° at Grand Rapids and Lansing. For Lansing, this is the warmest temperature ever recorded in the month of April.
1976 – Canadian cold air settles into the Great Lakes behind a front. Both Muskegon and Grand Rapids set records for cold high temperatures, only reaching 39°. Lansing also sets a record for the coldest high temperature with 36°. Other records include Detroit 38°, Flint 37°, and Houghton Lake 35°.
1984 – Severe thunderstorms associated with an intense cyclone spawned a total of 47 tornadoes in two days from Louisiana to Upper Michigan. The tornadoes killed 16 people and injured 259 others. (Storm Data)
1990 - Record high temperatures of 85° and a record warm low temperature of 62° occurred at Weather Forecast Office in Marquette in Negaunee Township.
1996 - A record low high temperature of 31° occurred at Weather Forecast Office in Marquette with a daily record snowfall of 4.8 inches.
2009 - It was a sunny and very warm day with a record high of 84° set at Detroit.
2011 - Severe thunderstorms brought hail up to two inches in diameter. A tornado with peak winds estimated at 85 mph hit near Burnips in Allegan County, damaging buildings at a turkey farm. In Portage, nine people were injured by a lightning strike. Read more about the storm here: Tornado confirmed in Allegan County