Heavy rain, cold air and wind damage top the list of West Michigan weather events on this day in history.
From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on August 19.
1939 – A total of 4.22 inches of rain falls for the wettest August day on record at Grand Rapids.
1977 – Cool air from Canada brings record lows of 37° at Lansing and 43° at Grand Rapids.
1996 – Severe thunderstorms produce damaging winds from Cadillac to Ionia. Montcalm County is one of the hardest hit places. Numerous trees are blown down from Greenville to Sheridan. In the town of Sheridan, there several reports of building damage mostly to roofs. A school in Greenville had a large plate glass window blown out.