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.