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Michigan Weather Is Getting Weirder- 5 Things You Thought You’d Never See

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Meteorites, earthquakes, and bombogenesis, oh my. Do you think Mother Nature is trying to tell us something? These 5 weird weather-related events are odd things we never thought we’d see in Michigan.

When a meteorite streaked across the sky on January 16, Michiganders freaked out a little. I mean, Michigan weather can be unpredictable, but we’re not used to things falling out of the sky. That meteorite is not the strangest phenomenon to hit Michigan; recall these 5 incredibly uncommon weather-related occurrences we almost never see in the Great Lakes State.

Asteroid and Earth : Meteor impact
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Some thought it was lightning, at first. An explosion in the sky in January 2018 was actually a meteor streaking across the Michigan landscape.


Seismograph instrument recording ground motion during earthquake
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O.K., so the earthquake wasn’t so mighty, measuring a mere 4.2 on the Richter scale, but most people who felt it on May 2, 2015, remember it because we’ve never felt anything like it in the Mitten.


High Winds Bring Rough Surf And Waves To Lake Michigan
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We learned about bombogenesis in October of 2017 as an October storm cause temperatures to plummet and waves to rise as high a 30′ driven by 70+ mph winds.


Tornado and lightning


It sounds like the latest low-budget Sy-Fy movie but a snow tornado actually developed over Lake Michigan near Traverse City in December of 2017.


Total Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Indonesia
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Not limited to Michigan and much more pronounced in other parts of the country, an eclipse is still a once-in-a-lifetime weird weather-related event.


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