When we think of hurricanes, we don't necessarily think of the Great Lakes State. And while Michigan has never actually experienced a hurricane, we've certainly seen the remnants of several hurricanes over the last 100 years.

Although Hurricane Beryl was downgraded to a tropical storm shortly after it made landfall in the United States, its remnants have had a significant impact here in the Midwest, bringing heavy rain and strong wind.

While the official numbers are still being crunched by the National Weather Service, initial reports indicate that the East Lansing area saw the most significant rainfall, with 4.15 inches of rain falling from Tuesday (7/9) night into Wednesday morning.

A Historic Look at Hurricane Effects on Michigan

While Beryl will likely go down in the history books as one of the most significant systems to dump heavy rain on Southern Michigan, there have been 15 instances in the past where hurricane remnants have reached the Great Lakes State. Of course, the National Weather Service only began keeping track of hurricane data about 100 years ago in 1921.

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According to the NWS, the first tropical storm that brought rain to Michigan occurred in 1923. On October 18 of that year, Michigan saw .55 inches of rain, with wind speeds gusting at 22 miles per hour.

Fun Fact:  In 1953, the United States began using female names for storms. Male names weren't introduced until 1978.

Most Significant Storms Seen in Michigan

Historically, the biggest tropical storm that brought its remnants to Michigan was in 1932, long before storms were given names. That hurricane developed in the Caribbean in late August before it slowly tracked northeast to Michigan. On September 2 and 3, that system dumped 2.55 inches of rain on the Detroit area. An additional half-inch fell on September 4, for a storm total of roughly three inches.

In 1968, Tropical Storm Candy formed off the coast of Eastern Mexico. Days later, the storm weakened and tracked into Michigan, causing steady rain and thunderstorms. That storm brought a grand total of 2.55 inches of rain to Southeast Michigan.

This Michigan Home Has an Indoor Pool (But Needs a Little TLC)

Just think of the money you'd save on gym memberships.

Owning a house with a pool in Michigan usually means enjoying a pool for about four months and loathing it the rest of the year. Not this house. This baby has an indoor pool that can be used year-round.

Although we do admit that it needs a bit of TLC.

Gallery Credit: George McIntyre

Inside Henry Ford's Michigan Summer Home

Built in 1840's and once known as the John Pennington House, Henry Ford renovated the home in the 1930's for his summer home and a place to work on inventions and projects.

Gallery Credit: Zillow

Inside Martin's Iconic Detroit Apartment Building

Remember Martin? The iconic building that served as the backdrop for the series is on the National Registry of Historic Places, thanks to its use in the show.

Although the show was filmed in Los Angeles, Detroit played an important role in the sitcom.

Gallery Credit: George McIntyre

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