Subzero temperatures and record heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the Michigan weather events that happened on November 21.
1880 – Bitterly cold conditions prevail across Lower Michigan. It’s the coldest November day on record at Lansing with a high of only 12°. The low of -4° is the earliest subzero temperature on record there. Detroit also has a record cool high for the date with 12° after a record cold morning with a temperature of 3°.
1913 – Record warmth prevails across Lower Michigan with high temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s. The 70° reading at Grand Rapids is a late season record. Both Muskegon and Lansing set daily records with a high of 69°. Detroit experienced record highs for two days with 67° on the 21st and 69° on the 22nd.