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                   NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - INDIANAPOLIS

                     CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY
                                    MAY

01. 2002  BLOOMFIELD...HEAVY RAIN FROM THUNDERSTORMS WASHED OUT
      CULVERTS AND A DRIVEWAY.

02. 1983  WINDS UP TO 80 MPHBLOW OUT SOME WINDOWS IN DOWNTOWN
      INDIANAPOLIS.

03. 1990  SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS BRING DAMAGING WINDS AND GOLF BALL
      SIZE HAIL TO SOUTHERN PARTS OF CENTRAL INDIANA.

04. 1977  A TORNADO DESTROYS A BARN AND DAMAGES HOUSES NEAR 
      CUTLER IN CARROLL COUNTY.

05. 1952  AT INDIANAPOLIS...THE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE
      DATE IS SET AT 92 DEGREES.

06. 1971  A TORNADO SKIPS ACROSS KNOX AND DAVIESS COUNTIES...
      DESTROYING A HOUSE AND 3 MOBILE HOMES IN ADDITION TO 
      OTHER DAMAGE.

07. 1986  RUSHVILLE...A TORNADO BREAKS WINDOWS IN HOUSES AS WELL
      KNOCKS DOWN TREES.

08. 1923  INDIANAPOLIS...0.9 INCHES OF SNOW IS THE LATEST SPRING
      MEASURABLE SNOWFALL ON RECORD FOR THE CITY.

09. 2000  A SQUALL LINE MOVED ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA PRODUCING 
      WIDESPREAD TREE DAMAGE...LOCALIZED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE...AND
      NUMEROUS REPORTS OF GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL.

10. 2003  AN F0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR CLOVERDALE...DROPPING
      A TREE ON A CAR AND A HOUSE.

11. 1993  MUNCIE...A 16 YEAR OLD NEAR A POND WAS STRUCK BY
      LIGHTNING. THE TEEN WAS HOSPITALIZED BUT QUICKLY RECOVERED.

12. 1886  WILLIAMSPORT TO NORTHEAST OF ATTICA...A TORNADO SAID
      TO SOUND LIKE THE ROAR OF A GREAT WATERFALL STRUCK KILLING
      FIVE PEOPLE AND INJURING 12.  IT WAS SAID THAT IN ATTICA
      IN FIVE MINUTES 200 HOMES WERE DESTROYED.  A SECOND TORNADO
      IN WILKINSON TOOK TWO MORE LIVES AND INJURED 12 MORE.

13. 2009 INDIANAPOLIS...THUNDERSTORM WINDS BLEW DOWN A 31 FOOT
      TALL RADIO TOWER.

14. 1972  A TORNADO CAUSES NON-CONTINUOUS DAMAGE FROM INDIANAPOLIS
      TO NEAR MECHANICSBURG. DAMAGE WAS ESTIMATED AT 2 MILLION
      DOLLARS.

15. 2009  HOPE...GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL FALLS.

16. 1990  WAVE AFTER WAVE OF THUNDERSTORMS DUMPED UP TO 8 INCHES
      OF RAIN IN SOUTHERN INDIANA EVENTUALLY CAUSING EXTENSIVE
      FLOODING TO THE WHITE AND WABASH RIVERS.  

17. 1991  LEBANON...THUNDERSTORM WINDS GUSTED TO 87 MPH.

18. 1927  INDIANAPOLIS...A KILLER TORNADO ACCOMPANIED BY HIGH
      STRAIGHTLINE WINDS MOVED THROUGH THE HEART OF THE CITY.
      TWO BOYS DIED...AND UP TO 200 PEOPLE WERE INJURED.  THE
      WORST DESTRUCTION OCCURRED IN THE EAST CENTRAL PART OF
      THE CITY WHERE 16 SOLID BLOCKS WERE DEVASTATED.

19. 1977  GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL FALLS FOR SEVERAL MINUTES IN
      EASTERN HAMILTON COUNTY. HAIL ACCUMULATED 12 TO 18 INCHES
      DEEP IN BAKERS GROVE.

20. 1982  GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL FALLS IN SEVERAL COUNTIES ACROSS
      CENTRAL INDIANA.

21. 1949  TWO TORNADOES KILLED 17 PEOPLE AND INJURED OVER 200
      MORE.  MOST OF THE DEATHS AND INJURIES OCCURRED WHEN A
      TORNADO HIT THE WEST SIDE OF SHELBURN.

22. 1991  SEVERE STORMS BRING A WEAK TORNADO...DAMAGING 
      WINDS...AND FLOODING RAINS TO SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF
      CENTRAL INDIANA. 

23. 1978  A SMALL TORNADO DAMAGES A FARM NEAR CORTLAND IN 
      JACKSON COUNTY.

24. 1998  CARMEL...LIGHTNING STRUCK 5 CARMEL AREA HOMES...
      STARTING FIRES.

25. 1975  A TORNADO CARVES A 3 MILE LONG PATH THROUGH BROWN 
      COUNTY STATE PARK...DOWNING MANY TREES.

26. 1996  GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL FALLS AT MONROE CITY.

27. 1961  LOW TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING MARK THE LATEST SPRING
      FREEZE ON RECORD FOR INDIANAPOLIS.

28. 1883  FROM WEST OF CLAY CITY TO ADAMS...A TORNADO THAT MOVED
      ACROSS THE CENTRAL PART OF THE STATE KILLED 11 PEOPLE...
      INCLUDING TWO WHO WERE SEEKING SHELTER UNDER A BRIDGE ACROSS
      THE EEL RIVER WHEN THE BRIDGE WAS DEMOLISHED.

29. 1982  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WINDS CAUSE SEVERAL INJURIES AT A 
      CAMPGROUND IN LAWRENCE COUNTY.

30. 2004  THE SECOND LARGEST TORNADO OUTBREAK IN INDIANA. 23 
      TORNADOES STRUCK THE STATE.

31. 1941  INDIANAPOLIS...THE DRIEST SPRING /MARCH-MAY/ ON RECORD
      FOR THE CITY ENDS...WITH A TOTAL OF ONLY 4.15 INCHES 
      OF RAIN.

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