Cities across Michigan cities awoke to snow yesterday

Grand Rapids hadn’t recorded snow on May 15 since 1973.

Cold northwesterly winds are actually making lake effect snow showers. Only in Michigan could we talk about lake effect snow in May.

The National Weather Service at Grand Rapids  noted that 1973 was the only other year on record for Grand Rapids to report a trace of snow on May 15.

Temperatures were forecast to be in the 40s during the afternoon, 20 degrees colder than normal.

http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2016/05/some_michigan_cities_waking_to.html


3 thoughts on “Cities across Michigan cities awoke to snow yesterday”

  1. Looking at that pic. it was much more than the trace amounts in the 73 record. I don’t think white yard & snow on trees should be labeled as trace amt.

  2. The real question is whether it has recorded snow between May 7th and May 21st since 1973. Of course, on any one particular day, the snowfall will be a rare event.

    What would make it really rare is if it had barely snowed after the first week of May in 43 years…..

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