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Warm temperatures and a snowstorm 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 December 20.

1904 - Manistique had nearly 2 feet of wind-blown snow.

1923 - A long stretch of balmy December weather continues with highs reaching the lower 50s. The low temperature for the entire month at Grand Rapids is only 18° and no day has a high temperature below freezing. It is one of the warmest Decembers on record for many locations, including Grand Rapids and Muskegon.

1951 - Grand Rapids receives a record 7.9” of snow during one of the snowiest months on record, with a monthly total of more than 50 inches of snow. Lansing receives a record 7.9”, Alpena 6”, and Houghton Lake 6.5”.

1973 - A two-day snowstorm dropped 11.2” of snowfall on Detroit and 9.5” on Flint. This storm ranks as the 10th heaviest storm in Flint and the 17th heaviest in Detroit history.

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