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                   NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - INDIANAPOLIS

                      CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY
                                   MARCH

01. 1910  INDIANAPOLIS...0.02 INCHES OF RAIN FELL...FOLLOWED BY
      ONLY 0.05 INCHES FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH.  THIS MADE
      MARCH 1910 THE DRIEST MONTH ON RECORD FOR THE CITY.

02. 1992  AT INDIANAPOLIS...THE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR THE
      DATE IS SET AT 74 DEGREES.

03. 1976  PING PONG BALL SIZE HAIL PELTS BEDFORD CAUSING 
      DAMAGE TO AUTOMOBILES.

04. 1880  INDIANAPOLIS...A TORNADO STRUCK THE NORTH SIDE OF THE
      CITY KILLING ONE BOY WHO SOUGHT SHELTER IN AN ICEHOUSE.
      A CHURCH WAS DEMOLISHED AND MANY HOUSES UNROOFED AND CHIMNEYS
      BLOWN DOWN.  THE TORNADOS RUMBLE WAS SAID TO SOUND LIKE AN
      APPROACHING TRAIN OF CARS.

04. 1988  AN ICE STORM IN THE CENTRAL PART OF STATE LEFT UP TO
      2 INCHES OF ICE ACCUMULATION.

05. 1897  AT INDIANAPOLIS...THE RECORD PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
      FOR THE DATE IS SET AT 3.06 INCHES.

06. 1961  KOKOMO...A TORNADO PICKED UP A MOBILE HOME AND HURLED
      IT INTO A 2 STORY HOME.

07. 2008  6 INCHES OF SNOW FALL NEAR MUNCIE.

08. 2009  VINCENNES...AUTOMATED WEATHER EQUIPMENT MEASURES A
      WIND GUST OF 91 MPH.

09. 1992  STRONG WINDS HIT CENTRAL INDIANA...WITH 69 MPH RECORDED
      AT SULLIVAN. WINDS CAUSED A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT
      INDIANAPOLIS TO COLLAPSE.

10. 1986  8 TORNADOES TOUCHED DOWN IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
      INDIANA...LEAVING ONE PERSON DEAD.

11. 1917  NEW CASTLE TO MILLVILLE TO HAGERSTOWN TO NEAR GREENS
      FORK....AT LEAST 21 PEOPLE WERE KILLED BY A TORNADO
      TOUCHDOWN WITH A PATH FROM 1 TO 2 BLOCKS WIDE.  DESTRUCTION
      WAS COMPLETE IN THE PATH OF THE TORNADO AS 75 BUILDINGS WERE
      WRECKED BEYOND REPAIR...AND 100 FAMILIES LEFT HOMELESS.
      TWO RAILROAD FREIGHT CARS LOADED WITH IRON WERE PICKED UP
      AND HURLED A DISTANCE.

12. 1948  INDIANAPOLIS...A LOW TEMPERATURE -5 MARKS THE LATEST  
      DATE IN THE SPRING FOR A TEMPERATURE BELOW ZERO.

13. 1991  A 2 DAY ICE AND SNOW STORM IN THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE
      STATE BRINGS UP TO 3 INCHES OF ICE...12 INCHES OF SNOW AND
      WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

14. 1989  SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS BRING HAIL UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE 
      ALONG WITH DAMAGING WINDS TO AREAS NEAR COLUMBUS...
      SEYMOUR...AND GREENSBURG.

15. 1971  A TORNADO TOUCHES DOWN NEAR SHELBYVILLE...DESTROYING 
      MOBILE HOMES AND DAMAGING NEARLY 30 OTHER STRUCTURES.

16. 1900  AT INDIANAPOLIS...THE RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE
      DATE IS SET AT 3 DEGREES.

17. 1989  SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS BRING DAMAGING WINDS TO 
      TIPPECANOE...CLINTON...AND WARREN COUNTIES. SOME GARAGES
      WERE DESTROYED... AND TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN.

18. 1933  AT INDIANAPOLIS...THE RECORD PRECIPITATION AMOUNT FOR
      THE DATE IS SET AT 2.03 INCHES.

19. 1906  AT INDIANAPOLIS...THE RECORD SNOWFALL FOR THE DATE
      IS SET AT 12.1 INCHES.

20. 1996  SNOWFALL AMOUNTS FROM 12 TO 18 INCHES FELL ON THE
      19-20TH ACROSS WEST CENTRAL...SOUTHWEST...AND SOUTH CENTRAL
      INDIANA.  WINDS TO 35 MPH COUPLED WITH THE WEIGHT OF THE
      SNOW TOPPLED THOUSANDS OF TREES IN HOOSIER NATIONAL FOREST
      AND KNOCKED OUT POWER TO 200000 RESIDENTS. 

21. 1991  FLASH FLOODING OCCURS IN PLAINVILLE IN DAVIESS COUNTY
      AS 2 INCHES OF RAIN FALL IN 2 HOURS.

22. 1907  AT INDIANAPOLIS...THE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR
      THE DATE IS SET AT 82 DEGREES.

23. 1913  A TORNADO WHIPPED THROUGH PRARIETON...GARDENTOWN...
      TERRE HAUTE TO NEAR BRAZIL...KILLING 21 PEOPLE AND INJURING
      250 OTHERS.  CHICKENS WERE SAID TO BE DEFEATHERED...AND A
      BABY WAS REPORTEDLY CARRIED BY THE WIND AND SET DOWN UNHARMED
      A BLOCK AWAY.  A WOMAN REPORTED THAT BED CLOTHING WAS DRAWN
      OFF HER AND AND UP THROUGH A FIREPLACE.  THE STORM WAS
      FOLLOWED BY FLOODING.

23. 1917 SOUTH OF CARLISLE...A KILLER TORNADO...WITH A PATH 1/4
      MILE WIDE AND 18 MILES LONG KILLED TWO AND INJURED 20
      OTHERS AT 115 PM.

24. 1975  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WINDS OVERTURN PLANES IN MONTGOMERY
      COUNTY AND DESTROY A MOBILE HOME IN CLINTON COUNTY.

25. 1913  FROM THE 25TH TO THE 29TH...THE FLOOD OF RECORD OCCURS
      ALONG THE WHITE AND EAST FORK OF THE WHITE RIVERS.  THE
      WHITE RIVER CRESTED UP TO 20 FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AT
      INDIANAPOLIS AND CENTERTON.  THE EAST FORK CRESTED UP TO
      27 FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.

26. 1948  A TORNADO THAT MOVED FROM SOUTHEAST OF BRAZIL TO
      DANVILLE KILLED TWENTY PEOPLE AND INJURED ANOTHER 200
      AROUND 500 PM.  THE GREATEST LOSSES OCCURRED IN
      COATESVILLE.  A SECOND TORNADO NEAR FORTVILLE KILLED
      ANOTHER PERSON.

27. 1913  FROM THE 25TH TO THE 31ST...THE FLOOD OF RECORD ALONG
      THE WABASH RIVER.  THE CREST WAS NEARLY 22 FEET ABOVE FLOOD
      STAGE AT LAFAYETTE...WHERE THE RIVER WAS 3 MILES WIDE.

27. 1991  WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED 81 MPH WIND GUSTS
      IN WESTFIELD.

28. 1997  A SMALL TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE FAR SOUTH SIDE
      OF INDIANAPOLIS...DAMAGING ROOFS AND CARPORTS.

29. 1974  FREETOWN...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WINDS DAMAGE SEVERAL
      FARM HOMES AND OUTBUILDINGS.

30. 1982  60 MPH WINDS KNOCK DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES NEAR
      COLUMBUS.

31. 2006  AN F2 TORNADO MOVES ALONG A 17 MILE PATH FROM JOHNSON
      COUNTY INTO SHELBY COUNTY.


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