Wet snow, a sinking schooner and record heat 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 September 26.
1872 - The wood scow-schooner, 2-mast You Tell, while carrying hay, was bound Thunder Bay, Ont., for Ashland, WI, when she struck a shoal near Washington Island, Isle Royale in Lake Superior in a storm and foundered.
1894 - The wooden schooner Ada sank at Manistique. She was overwhelmed and cast on the beach east of the Manistique breakwater in a strong gale, but both of her crewmen were rescued. Another wood schooner, built as unrigged scow L. May Guthrie, while carrying bark, grounded and was lost in a severe gale at Fisherman Shoal, WI in Lake Michigan, but her crew of 5 was rescued.
1951 - A tornado killed one person and injured three others near Bitely in Newaygo County. The tornado destroyed a tavern, carrying steel beams from the roof about 70 yards.
1965 - Wet snow mixes in with rain across parts of western Michigan for a very early taste of winter. In the Upper Peninsula 1.5 inches of snow falls at Sault Ste. Marie.
1998 - Flint experienced a record warm temperature of 90° for that day. This was the latest 90 or better temperature ever recorded in Flint in the fall. The temperature hits a record high of 91° in Detroit and 89° at both Grand Rapids and Lansing.