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20TH CENTURY WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS FOR INDIANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN

  1900...THE CENTURY STARTED OUT IN INDIANAPOLIS WITH A HIGH
            TEMPERATURE OF 18 DEGREES A LOW OF 4 DEGREES WITH 0.2 INCH
            OF SNOWFALL.
         ON MARCH 9 A SUDDEN THAW SENT WABASH RIVER OUT OF ITS BANKS
            TO ITS WORST  FLOOD IN 17 YEARS.
         ON JULY 6TH THE TEMPERATURE AT WABASH DROPPED FROM 85 TO 56
            DEGREES IN ONE HOUR.

  1901...A TORNADO DESTROYED SOME HOMES ON MARCH 10 AT PRINCETON.

  1902...TORNADOES KILLED 10 PEOPLE ON JUNE 28 IN CLEVELAND INDIANA.

  1905...MAXIMUM 24 HOUR RAINFALL IN INDIANA 10.50 INCHES ON AUGUST 6 AT
            PRINCETON.

  1906...ON OCTOBER 11 THE TEMPERATURE AT PLYMOUTH DROPPED TO 16.

  1907...ON JUNE 2 A STRONG TORNADO MOVED IN FROM ILLINOIS AND KILLED
          A  LADY IN GRAYVILLE INDIANA. IT ALSO KILLED AND SWEPT
            LIVESTOCK INTO THE WABASH RIVER.

  1908...THERE WAS A RECORD FLOOD ON ST.JOSEPH RIVER IN NORTHCENTRAL
            INDIANA.
          ON MAY 25 SEVERE STORMS DID HEAVY DAMAGE AT FORT WAYNE.
            MORE DAMAGING STORMS HIT THREE DAYS LATER, AND AGAIN ON
            JUNE 21 ...JULY 13 AND AUGUST 13..

  1909...A WINTER TORNADO ON FEBRUARY 23 DESTROYED TWO BARNS AT
            VANDERBURG.
          ON APRIL 6 A SMALL TORNADO STRUCK FORT WAYNE. ANOTHER
            TORNADO HIT WABASH SQUARELY KILLING ONE WOMEN THEN A THIRD
            TORNADO STRUCK GALVESTON.

  1910...DRIEST MONTH IN INDIANAPOLIS OCCURRED MARCH .07 INCHES.
            EVANSVILLE HAS THE GREATEST SINGLE DAY RAINFALL ON OCTOBER
            6  WHEN 6.50 INCHES FELL. .

  1911...ON MAY 3 W S PALMER ARRIVED IN FORT WAYNE TO OPEN THE
            WEATHER OFFICE. THE OFFICE WAS ON THE NINTH FLOOR OF THE
            SHOAFF BUILDING DOWNTOWN WITH INSTRUMENTS ON THE ROOF.
            MR. PALMERS ANNUAL SALARY WAS $1800.
          ON MAY 20 THE FIRST WEATHER OBSERVATION WAS SENT FROM THE
            FORT WAYNE WEATHER BUREAU OFFICE AT 7AM.
          THE FIRST INDIANAPOLIS 500 RACE. HIGH OF 81 LOW 62 WITH A TRACE
            OF RAIN.
          ON NOVEMBER 5 THE FORT WAYNE JOURNAL-GAZETTE BEGAN
            PUBLICATION OF DAILY WEATHER MAPS FROM PLATES FURNISHED
            BY THE WEATHER BUREAU.

  1912...TORNADO FROM MOROCO TO RENSSELAER ON APRIL 21 KILLED 10.
            ON NOVEMBER 12 THE FORT WAYNE OFFICE CLOSED FOR THE DAY IN
            OBSERVANCE OF THE DEATH OF VICE PRESENT SHERMAN.

  1913...TERRE HAUTE TORNADO KILLED 21 ON MARCH 23. A WOMEN REPORTED
            THAT BED CLOTHING WAS DRAWN OFF OF HER AND UP THROUGH
            FIREPLACE.
          RECORD FLOOD ON THE WHITE AND EAST FORK OF THE WHITE RIVERS
            ON MARCH 25 AFTER RICHMOND RECEIVED 9.50 INCHES OF RAIN.
            RECORD FLOOD ON THE ST. MARYS AND MAUMEE RIVERS ON MARCH 25.
            RECORD FLOOD ON THE WABASH RIVER FROM MARCH 25 TO 31 AT 17.3
            FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.
          ON AUGUST 13 INDIANAPOLIS GOT 1.30 INCHES OF RAIN IN 15 MINUTES...
            1.98 INCHES IN 30 MINUTES AND 2.68 INCHES OF RAIN IN ONE HOUR.

  1914...FORT WAYNES WARMEST MAY WITH A LOW OF 72 DEGREES.

  1915...TERRE HAUTE RECEIVED 1.3 INCHES OF RAIN IS JUST 10 MINUTES ON
            JULY 9.

  1916...GREATEST SINGLE DAY TEMPERATURE CHANGE IN INDIANAPOLIS FROM
           68 DEGREES TO 10 DEGREES.

  1917...ON MARCH 23 A TORNADO IN NEW CASTLE KILLED 21 AND ANOTHER
            TORNADO  KILLED 22 PEOPLE IN NEW ALBANY.
            TORNADO IN NEW ALBANY ON MARCH 23 INJURED 250 AND KILLED 45.
            ON DECEMBER 9 26 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN VEVAY WITH DRIFTS 14
            FEET HIGH. A WEEK LATER THE OHIO RIVER FROZE OVER. AN ICE JAM
            AT RISING SUN HELD FOR 58 DAYS BACKING UP THE RIVER FOR 100
            MILES.

  1918...ON JANUARY 12 FORT WAYNE HAS THEIR ALL TIME RECORD LOW OF
            -24 DEGREES. BLOOMINGTON AND WARSAW FELL TO -20 DEGREES.
            FORT WAYNES HOTTEST AUGUST TEMPERATURES WAS RECORDED ON
            AUGUST 5 WITH 102 DEGREES. ALBION HIT 105 WITH GOSHEN 106
            DEGREES.
            ON DECEMBER 23 THE HIGHWAY WEATHER SERVICE WAS ESTABLISHED.
             IT WAS DISBANDED JANUARY 16 1924 DUE TO LACK OF PEOPLE.

  1920...ALLEN THROUGH WAYNE COUNTIES TORNADO KILLED 39 ON MARCH 28
           TORNADOES KILLED 39 PEOPLE ALONG OHIO BORDER ON MARCH 28.
           CHICKENS WERE FOUND WITH FEATHER STRIPPED ON ONE SIDE ONLY.

  1921...A TORNADO UNROOFED FOUR BUSINESSES IN GREENCASTLE ON APRIL
           26. THE TORNADO WAS REPORTEDLY SEEN BY THE LIGHT OF A HUGE
           SAWMILL FIRE 5 MILES SOUTH OF TOWN.

  1922...WARREN THROUGH DELAWARE COUNTIES TORNADO KILLED 14 ON
            APRIL 17. IT PICKED UP A POSTCARD NEAR ORESTES INDIANA AND
            DROPPED IT 124 MILES AWAY IN OHIO WITH ONLY A TORN CORNER.

  1923...ON AUGUST 4 SIX AND A HALF INCHES OF RAIN CAUSED CREEKS NEAR
            NORTH MANCHESTER TO RISE THREE FEET IN TWO MINUTES.
          ON AUGUST 23 7.30 INCHES OF RAIN FELL ON VALPARAISO AND
            MONTICELLO.
          0.9 INCH OF SNOW FELL IN INDIANAPOLIS ON MAY 8 WHICH IS THE
            LATEST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL.

  1924...A TORNADO DOWNED A POWERLINE WHICH KILLED A MAN ON JUNE 8
            AT RUSHVILLE. IT ALSO DESTROYED BUILDINGS ON HALF A DOZEN
            FARMS.

  1925...TRI STATE TORNADO KILLED 74 IN INDIANA ON MARCH 18.

  1926...A TORNADO CARRIED A CHICKEN HOUSE 200 YARDS ON THE PURDUE
            CAMPUS ON MAY 18.  DAMAGE $10,000.

  1927...TORNADO IN INDIANAPOLIS KILLED TWO BOYS ON APRIL 18.

  1928...A TORNADO DESTROYED A HOME AND BARN NEAR STEWARTSVILLE ON
            MAY 25. DAMAGE $9,000.

  1929...HIGHEST WIND GUST ON RECORD IN INDIANAPOLIS 111 MPH ON JUNE 29.
            THE WEATHER BUREAU ESTABLISHED A SECOND ORDER STATION AT
            SOUTH BEND AT THE AIRPORT. IT WAS SHUT DOWN NINE YEARS LATER.

  1930...FORT WAYNE HAD WARMEST APRIL WITH LOW OF 70.
           ON JULY 28 BLOOMINGTON HIT 109 DEGREES.

  1931...17 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN A SINGLE DAY AT VALPARAISO ON
            JANUARY 14.
            SMITH FIELD WEATHER OBSERVING SITE OPENED AT FORT WAYNE ON
            AUGUST 24.

  1932...MINIMUM SNOWFALL IN 1 SEASON IN INDIANAPOLIS 5.2 INCHES.

  1933...ON FEBRUARY 9 1,165 PHONE CALLS CAME INTO THE FORT WAYNE OFFICE
            DUE TO A SEVERE COLD WAVE.
          A FAMILY OF TORNADO DESTROYED DESTROYED BARNS AND A CHURCH
            ON MILE LONG LEAPS NEAR CLAYPOOL ON MARCH 13.
          THE USE OF COLD WAVE FLAGS ON THE ROOF OF THE FORT WAYNE
            WEATHER OFFICE WAS DISCONTINUED ON NOVEMBER 15.

  1934...DRIEST YEAR IN INDIANAPOLIS 24.97 INCHES.
            MINIMUM RAINFALL IN INDIANA 18.37 INCHES.

  1936...MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH HIGHS GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO
            100 DEGREES IN INDIANAPOLIS WITH 9.
          HIGHEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED IN INDIANA 116 F ON JULY 14 AT
            COLLEGEVILLE.
          EVANSVILLE ALL TIME RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE IS SET AT 108
            DEGREES ON JULY 13.
          FORT WAYNE WARMEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD IS SET ON
            JULY 13 WITH A LOW OF 80 DEGREES.

  1937...EVANSVILLE...OHIO RIVER CRESTS 19 FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE
          ON JANUARY 31 LEAVING  2/3 CITY UNDER WATER AND FORCING 90000
          PEOPLE FOR THEIR HOMES. JEFFERSONVILLE WAS 90 PERCENT FLOODED.
          THE SECOND ORDER WEATHER STATION AT SOUTH BEND WAS PROMOTED
            TO FIRST ORDER ON OCTOBER 19. THE OFFICE WAS THEN SHUT DOWN
            SEVEN MONTHS LATER.

  1938...A TORNADO DESTROYED THREE BARNS AND TWO HOMES IN KNOX AND
            GRANT COUNTIES ON MAY 21.

  1939...A TORNADO INJURED SEVEN PEOPLE ON FIVE FARMS NEAR BROOK ON
            JUNE 10.  DAMAGE $200,000

  1940...A TORNADO MOVED ACROSS NORTHERN EVANSVILLE ON MARCH 12.
            TWENTY HOMES AND 25 FACTORIES HAD SEVERE ROOF DAMAGE. A
            CHILD WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH. 250 HOMES HAD MINOR ROOF DAMAGE.
          FORT WAYNES LONGEST STRETCH WITHOUT SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES
             ENDED ON JANUARY 3 WITH 1413 DAYS.
          THE FORT WAYNE OFFICE HANDLED 1,549 PHONE CALLS ON JANUARY
            19 DURING A COLD WAVE. 257 CALLS CAME IN FROM 7AM TO 8AM.

  1941...THE FORT WAYNE OFFICE MOVED FROM DOWNTOWN TO SMITH FIELD.

  1942...TORNADO IN PLYMOUTH TO GOSHEN KILLED 2 PEOPLE.

  1943...SOUTH BEND ALL TIME RECORD LOW -22 DEGREES ON JANUARY 20.
            SOUTH BEND LOW TEMPERATURE OF -13 DEGREES ON MARCH 8 IS LATEST
            DATE  FOR TEMPERATURE TO FALL BELOW ZERO.

  1944...SINGLE DAY OFFICIAL RECORD SNOWFALL FOR INDIANA WITH 20 INCHES
            ON FEBRUARY 12 AT LA PORTE.
          
  1945...FORT WAYNE ON MAY 20 THE LATEST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL ON
            RECORD WITH 0.3 INCH.
          COOPERATIVE OBSERVER FLOYD GRAY OF SCOTTSBURG STARTS TAKING
            OBSERVATIONS FOR WEATHER SERVICE. HE CONTINUES TO TAKE THEM
            INTO NEXT CENTURY.

  1946...A STRONG TORNADO DESTROYED 2 HOMES...3 BARNS AND A GAS STATION
            IN PORTER COUNTY ON MAY 24.
         A TORNADO DESTROYED 3 BARNS AND MANY OUTBUILDINGS ON 11
            FARMS NEAR WATERLOO IN DEKALB COUNTY ON JUNE 11.
            DAMAGE $20,000.
         ON DECEMBER 16 THE FORT WAYNE OFFICE MOVED TO THE BAER
            FIELD NOW CALLED FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

  1947...A FAMILY OF TORNADOES AND DOWNBURSTS SKIPPED NEAR
            GREENWOOD WHERE 15 AIRPLANES AND A HANGER WERE SCATTERED
            ACROSS 15 ACRES ON JANUARY 11.  THIS ALSO DESTROYED 3 HOMES AND
          A CHURCH AT SHIRLEY WITH OTHER DAMAGE AT CADIZ AND NEW CASTLE.

  1948...VIGO TO JAY COUNTIES TORNADO KILLED 21 ON MARCH 26.
          LOW TEMPERATURE OF -5 DEGREES IN INDIANAPOLIS AND -7 DEGREES IN
            FORT WAYNE ON MARCH 12 IS LATEST DATE FOR TEMPERATURE TO DROP
            BELOW ZERO.
          SEVERAL TORNADOES NEAR LOWELL AND HEBRON KILLED A FARMER.

  1948...SULLIVAN TO CLAY COUNTIES TORNADO KILLED 17 ON MAY 21.
          A TORNADO HALF A MILE WIDE CROSSED HENDRICKS COUNTY AND
            ENGULFED COATSVILLE ON MARCH 26.  80 PERCENT OF BUILDINGS WERE
            DESTROYED AND 14 PEOPLE KILLED. 5 OTHER PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN
            CENTRAL INDIANA.

  1950...ON NOVEMBER 24 THE EARLIEST SUBZERO TEMPERATURES OCCURRED
            AT SOUTH BEND WITH -6 DEGREES...AND FOR FORT WAYNE AND
            EVANSVILLE WITH LOWS OF -1 DEGREE..

  1951...EVANSVILLE ALL TIME RECORD LOW SET FOR CITY OF -23 DEGREES ON
            FEBRUARY 2.
         ON APRIL 28 WINDS GUSTED TO 85 MPH AT BAER FIELD CAUSING A CRASH
            OF A DC-3 KILLING ALL ELEVEN ABOARD.

  1952...WIND-DRIVEN HAIL DAMAGED NUMEROUS HOMES AND A WHISKEY
            PLANT  IN TELL CITY ON DECEMBER 9.

  1953...TORNADO KILLED A MOTHER AND HER SON NEAR ALBANY ON APRIL 9.
            THE FORT WAYNE WEATHER OFFICE MOVED TO THE SECOND FLOOR OF
            THE TERMINAL BUILDING. IT WILL REMAIN THERE FOR 45 YEARS.

  1954...TORNADO KILLED 2 PEOPLE AT FRANKLIN ON OCTOBER 11.

  1955...TORNADOES ON MARCH 3 CAUSE $1,250,000 DAMAGE IN NORTHERN
            INDIANA. A TORNADO ON MARCH 6 DESTROYED 45 HOMES AND
            KILLED ON PERSON IN MARION.
          A TORNADO ON APRIL 3 DAMAGED OF DESTROYED OVER 100 BUILDINGS
            IN WASHINGTON COUNTY. THE NEWSPAPERS CALLED THIS A...BARNADO
            BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF BARNS DESTROYED.
          A TORNADO ON NOVEMBER 15 DESTROYED 5 HOMES. TWO SMALL
            CHILDREN WERE SWEPT FROM THEIR CHAIRS AND ROLLED UP IN THE
            LIVINGROOM RUG AS THE HOUSE WAS BLOWN AWAY.

  1956...TORNADO AT MARION DESTROYED 45 HOMES AND KILLED 1 PERSON.

  1957...A TORNADO AT WARRICK ON MAY 21 KILLED 2 PEOPLE AS THEIR HOME
            WAS SPUN OFF OF ITS FOUNDATION.
            ON SEPTEMBER 3 THE WSR-3 RADAR WAS COMMISSIONED AT FORT WAYNE.

  1958...A TORNADO IN HENRY COUNTY ON JUNE 8 LEVELED A LARGE GROCERY
            STORE TO THE GROUND.

  1959...A TORNADO ON FEBRUARY 10 DAMAGED TWENTY HOMES IN PENN PARK
            WHICH IS 7 MILES SOUTH OF INDIANAPOLIS.

  1960...EVANSVILLE LOW TEMPERATURE OF -9 DEGREES ON MARCH 6 SET
           RECORD FOR LOWEST SUBZERO TEMPERATURE SO LATE IN THE SEASON.
         A FACSIMILE MACHINE IS INSTALLED AT THE FORT WAYNE WEATHER
           OFFICE ON APRIL 1 TO RECEIVE WEATHER MAPS. THEN TELETYPE
           MACHINES WERE INSTALLED ON APRIL 18.

  1961...TORNADO AT KOKOMO KILLED 1 PERSON.
          ON JULY 23 A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON TIPPECANOE LAKE AND
            THREW A PONTOON BOAT 120 FEET.

  1962...SOUTH BEND HAD ITS COLDEST OCTOBER WITH HIGH OF 35 DEGREES.

  1963...MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH LOWS LESS THAN 0 DEGREES IN
            INDIANAPOLIS WITH 9.
          TORNADO AT BECKS MILL ON MARCH 19 KILLED 2 PEOPLE.

  1964...FORT WAYNE GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL ON MARCH 9-10 OF 13.6
            INCHES.

  1965...MAXIMUM SNOWFALL IN INDIANAPOLIS IN 24 HOURS 12.5 INCHES.
          PALM SUNDAY OUTBREAK 10 TORNADOES HIT 18 COUNTIES 1724 INJURED
            137 KILLED.

  1966...ON MAY 11 SOUTH BEND HAD ITS LATEST MEASURABLE SNOW WITH
            0.6 INCH.
         FORT WAYNE HAD ITS WARMEST DECEMBER WITH LOW OF 54 DEGREES.

  1967...SOUTH BEND HAD ITS WARMEST JANUARY WITH A LOW OF 52 DEGREES.
          FORT WAYNE HAD ITS COLDEST MARCH WITH LOW OF -10 DEGREES.

  1968...A TORNADO ON MAY 15 DAMAGED 30 HOMES IN HAZELWOOD.

  1969...A TORNADO HIT JUST NORTH OF THE INDIANAPOLIS SPEEDWAY ON
          AUGUST 9 DESTROYING 5 HOMES.

  1970...A SMALL TORNADO MOVED A HOME 75 FEET IN BLOOMINGTON ON
          APRIL 9.

  1971...TORNADO FROM MILLTOWN TO RAMSEY ON MAY 6 KILLED 3.
          FORT WAYNE HAS THE EARLIEST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL ON OCTOBER 9
          WHEN 1.9 INCHES FELL.

  1972...FAR NORTH RECEIVED OVER ONE FOOT OF SNOW ON DECEMBER 16 WITH
          SOUTH BEND RECEIVING 16 INCHES. SNOW DRIFTED TO 8 FEET.

  1973...OVER A FOOT A SNOW IN NORTHERN INDIANA ON MARCH 17.
         ON DECEMBER 19-20 HEAVY SNOW FELL OVER THE ENTIRE STATE. SOME
           AMOUNTS INCLUDED 18 INCHES AT COVINGTON AND 17 INCHES IN
           LAFAYETTE AND PERU.
         ON DECEMBER 30 AND 31 FROM 7 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW FELL OVER
           CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST INDIANA. THE HEAVIEST SNOW FELL IN
           MARION WHERE 1 FOOT WAS REPORTED.
         WEATHER RADIO STARTED TRANSMITTING IN INDIANAPOLIS.

  1974...SUPER OUTBREAK ON APRIL 3 21 TORNADOES HIT 39 COUNTIES 800
            INJURED 47 KILLED IN INDIANA.

  1975...HIGHEST RECORDED WIND GUST IN FORT WAYNE 69 MPH.
          FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW IN NORTHERN INDIANA ON MARCH 2 WITH
            SOME LOCATIONS RECEIVING UP TO 8 INCHES.

  1976...TORNADO AT LAKE VILLAGE...ROSELAWN AND DEMOMTTE ON MARCH
            12 INJURED 15 AND KILLED 1 WITH A SECOND TORNADO IN ALLEN
            COUNTY KILLING ANOTHER PERSON.
          ON JANUARY 28 THE WSR-74C RADAR WAS TURNED ON AT THE FORT
            WAYNE OFFICE.

  1977...A LAKE EFFECT SNOWSTORM PRODUCED UP TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW ON
           NOVEMBER 25-26 AT SOUTH BEND.
         TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT CORYDON ON OCTOBER 1   KILLING 1.
         WSR 74C RADAR ARRIVED AT INDIANAPOLIS.
         WEATHER RADIO BEGAN OPERATION AT THE FORT WAYNE OFFICE
            ON SEPTEMBER 1.

  1978...BLIZZARD OF 78 ON JANUARY 26. WIND GUST TO 55 MPH AND UP TO 20
            INCHES OF SNOW IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH WITH 40 INCHES IN NORTH.
            55 MPH WIND CAUSED 15 TO 20 FOOT DRIFTS AND WIND CHILLS TO -50.
            MAXIMUM SNOWFALL FROM A SINGLE STORM IN INDIANAPOLIS 15.5
            INCHES. MAXIMUM SNOWFALL IN 1 MONTH IN INDIANAPOLIS 30.6 INCHES.
         CENTER WEATHER SERVICE UNIT AT AIR ROUTE TRAFFIC CONTROL
            CENTER AT INDIANAPOLIS BECOMES OPERATIONAL.

  1979...WINTER STORM DUMPED 15 TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE NORTHWEST
            PORTION OF INDIAN ON JANUARY 13. 17.2 INCHES FELL AT SOUTH BEND.
          TORNADO ON APRIL 11 KILLED 1 PERSON AT BOONVILLE.
          AT ENGLISH...KNOWN AS WET THURSDAY...A RECORD FLASH FLOOD
            STRUCK AFTER MORNING RAINS EXCEEDED 8 INCHES.
          WEATHER RADIO STARTED TRANSMITTING IN PUTNAMVILLE AND BRAZIL.
          AFOS COMPUTERS ARRIVE AT THE FORT WAYNE OFFICE ON FEBRUARY 11

  1980...TORNADO AT CRAWFORDSVILLE ON JUNE 2  KILLING A WOMEN. THIS
           STORM CAUSED $7,000,000 DAMAGE IN CENTRAL INDIANA.
           A TORNADO ON JULY 9 IN RUSHVILLE KILLED 2 PEOPLE AND CAUSED
           $3,000,000 DAMAGE.
           ON FEBRUARY 29 ELEVEN INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON SWITZERLAND
           COUNTY.

  1981...RECORD HIGH SEA-LEVEL PRESSURE AT INDIANAPOLIS 30.97.

  1982...ON JANUARY 10 WINDS OF 40 MPH AND TEMPERATURES OF -15 DEGREES
            AT SOUTH BEND PRODUCED WIND CHILLS TO -76 DEGREES.
          FORT WAYNE RECORD 20 INCHES OF SNOW ON GROUND ON FEBRUARY 8
          RECORD FLOOD ON MARCH 17 ON THE ST. JOSEPH RIVER CREST 9 FEET
            ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.
          ON MARCH 16 FUNNEL CLOUDS WERE SIGHTED AT THE FORT WAYNE
            AIRPORT MOMENTS BEFORE PRESIDENT REAGANS PLANE LANDED.
          GREAT FLOODING IN NORTHEAST INDIANA ON MARCH 17. THE MAUMEE
            RIVER AT FORT WAYNE RECORDED ITS SECOND HIGHEST CREST ON
            RECORD WITH 25.9 FEET. AT THE SAME TIME THE SAINT JOSEPH RIVER
            AT NEWVILLE CRESTED AT 17.9 FEET.
          WEATHER RADIO STARTED TRANSMITTING IN BLOOMINGTON.

  1983...INDIANAPOLIS SETS RECORD FOR MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TIMES
            TEMPERATURE REACHES 90 DEGREES WITH 58 DAYS.
          SNOW AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 10 INCHES FELL ACROSS NORTHERN INDIANA
            ON DECEMBER 21.
          ON DECEMBER 24 BLIZZARD CONDITIONS DEVELOPED ON THE 23 AND
            CONTINUED THROUGH THE 25 IN THE NORTH. TEMPERATURES FELL TO
            20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

  1984...FORT WAYNE HAD ITS WARMEST DECEMBER WITH LOW OF 54 DEGREES.

  1985...FORT WAYNES COLDEST DAY ON JANUARY 20 WITH LOW OF -22 AND
            COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR FORT WAYNE -11.
            SOUTH BEND HAD COLDEST JANUARY HIGH ON RECORD OF -6 DEGREES.

  1986...8 TORNADOES HIT 9 COUNTIES 48 INJURED 1 KILLED.
          A TORNADO DAMAGED 2 HOMES IN WASHINGTON ON MAY 15. THE
            TORNADO WAS DESCRIBED AS LOOKING LIKE "A 100 FOOT HIGH BALL OF
            CHARCOAL COLORED FEATHERS".

  1987...OTTERBEIN RECEIVED BASEBALL SIZE HAIL ON JUNE 1.

  1988...ON APRIL 6 WIND GUST TO 74 MPH AT INDIANAPOLIS.
          SOUTH BEND ALL TIME RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE ON 104 OF JUNE 25
            WITH FORT WAYNES ALL TIME HIGH OF 106 DEGREES.
          ON JULY 20 SALEM RECEIVED 7.20 INCHES OF RAIN.
          ON AUGUST 1 SOUTH BEND HAD HIGHEST AUGUST TEMPERATURE OF 103.
            WEATHER RADIO STARTED TRANSMITTING IN MARION.
          ON OCTOBER 17 A TORNADO DID HALF A MILLION DOLLARS DAMAGE
            NEAR NAPPANEE WITH STRONG WINDS CAUSING 3 MILLION DOLLARS
            DAMAGE AT CONNERSVILLE.

  1989...GARY ON FEBRUARY 22-23 20 INCHES OF SNOW FELL.
          FORT WAYNE HAS THUNDERSTORM WINDS MEASURED AT 75 MPH AT
            SMITH FIELD ON JULY 11.
          INDIANAPOLIS RECORDS THE EARLIEST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL ON
            OCTOBER 18 WHEN 0.2 INCH FELL.
          A RECORD OCTOBER SNOWFALL OCCURS FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL
            PARTS ON OCTOBER 19...UP TO 10.5 INCHES FELL IN KOKOMO...
            9.3 INCHES.
          AT INDIANAPOLIS 8.8 INCHES AT SOUTH BEND AND 6.4 INCHES IN FORT
            WAYNE.
          ON DECEMBER 16 NEW CASTLE RECEIVED 30 INCHES OF LAKE EFFECT
            SNOW.
          TORNADOES ON JANUARY 7 CAUSED $15,000,000 DAMAGE IN KNOX
            AS IT DESTROYED 10 BUSINESSES, 47 HOMES AND 54 VEHICLES.

  1990...ICE STORM ON FEBRUARY 14-15 LEAVES HOMES IN NORTHEAST WITHOUT
            POWER FOR 5 DAYS.
          37 TORNADOES HIT 31 COUNTIES 220 INJURED 8 KILLED.
          ON DECEMBER 22 AN ICE STORM BROUGHT UP TO 2 INCH ICE
            ACCUMULATIONS IN THE SOUTHERN SECTIONS.
          ON DECEMBER 28 TO THE 31 HEAVY SNOW COMBINED WITH SNOWMELT
            PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT FLOODING OVER MUCH OF INDIANA.
          ON DECEMBER 31 WIDESPREAD FLOODING OCCURRED IN HOWARD
            COUNTY. NEARLY 70 PERCENT OF JACKSON WAS REPORTED TO BE UNDER
            WATER.

  1991...2 DAYS OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW LEAVES 20 INCHES OF SNOW AT MICHIGAN
            CITY ON JANUARY 21.
          TORNADOES ON JUNE 2 OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SECTIONS
            DESTROYED 312 HOMES AND KILLED 3 PEOPLE.
          2 DAY ICE STORM ON MARCH 13 IN NORTHERN HALF OF STATE BRINGS
          3 INCHES OF ICE AND 12 INCHES OF SNOW.
          WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED BASEBALL SIZE HAIL NORTH
            OF LAPORTE AND 81 MPH WIND GUSTS IN WESTFIELD ON MARCH 27.
          ON NOVEMBER 30 THUNDERSTORMS BROUGHT REPORTED WIND GUST TO
            100 MPH AT DANVILLE.

  1992...LOW TEMPERATURE OF 37 AT INDIANAPOLIS ON JUNE 22 IS THE LOWEST
            RECORDED DURING SUMMER MONTHS.
          TORNADOES ON JULY 13 IN NOBLE AND DEKALB COUNTIES DESTROYED
            179 HOMES AND 23 BUSINESSES CAUSING $13,000,000 DAMAGE.
          TORNADOES ON JULY 30 IN JOHNSON COUNTY DAMAGED 30 HOMES AND
            INJURED 22 NATIONAL GUARDSMAN ON MANEUVERS.
          LARGEST NOVEMBER TORNADO OUTBREAK IN INDIANA ON THE 22ND
            WITH 14 TORNADOES CAUSING $9,200,000 DAMAGE. .

  1993...WSFO INDIANAPOLIS MOVES TO 6900 HANNA AVE.
            WSR-88D DOPPLER RADAR BECOMES OPERATIONAL IN INDIANAPOLIS
          HEAVY SNOW OVER SOUTHERN TWO THIRDS OF INDIANA WITH RATES
            1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR. 11 INCHES FELL AT EVANSVILLE.
          6 TO 14 INCHES OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW FALLS IN LAPORTE...STARKE AND
            PULASKI COUNTIES.
          EDWARDSPORT ON THE WHITE RIVER HAS A RECORD CREST ON
            NOVEMBER 19 NEARLY 12 FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.
          ON OCTOBER 13 ASOS AUTOMATED OBSERVATION EQUIPMENT BECOMES
            OPERATIONAL AT FORT WAYNE.

  1994...MOST VIOLENT TORNADO IN INDIANA IN TIPPECANOE COUNTY APRIL 27
            MAJOR WINTER STORM ON JANUARY 16 BROUGHT HEAVY SNOW TO
          CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN  INDIANA. IN SOUTHERN INDIANA .50 INCH OF
            FREEZING RAIN PRECEEDED  THE SNOW. 16 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN
            FLOYD...HARRISON AND CLARK COUNTIES.
          ALL TIME STATE RECORD LOW -36 F AT NEW WHITELAND RECORD
            FLOOD ON VERMILLION RIVER IN VERMILLION COUNTY ON APRIL 13.
          TORNADO ON APRIL 26 HAD 14 MILE LONG TRACK NEAR LAFAYETTE
            KILLING 3 PEOPLE.

  1995...ON FEBRUARY 9 SOUTH BEND RECEIVES 12 INCHES OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW.
          4 PEOPLE WERE KILLED THIS YEAR BY LIGHTNING THIS YEAR WITH
            9 PEOPLE INJURED.
          HEAVY SNOW OF 6 T0 10 INCHES ON DECEMBER 20 ASSURED A WHITE
            CHRISTMAS OVER PARTS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST INDIANA.
          A TORNADO DAMAGED 30 HOMES AND 5 BUSINESSES ON MAY 13 AS IT
            TRAVELED ALONG 86 TO 82 STREETS IN NORA.

  1996...SNOWFALL OF 12 TO 18 INCHES ON MARCH 19 AND 20 IN CENTRAL AND
            SOUTH KNOCKED OUT POWER TO 200000 RESIDENTS.
          ON APRIL 9 100 MPH WINDS PROPELLED GOLF BALL HAIL IN PLYMOUTH.

  1997...FROM JULY 25 TO 28 HEAT INDEX READINGS IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA
            ROSE TO 115 DEGREES.
          ON SEPTEMBER 10 4 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN FORT WAYNE FROM 130AM
             TO 330 AM.
          ON SEPTEMBER 15 THE WSR-88D RADAR BECOMES OPERATIONAL AT
             NORTH WEBSTER.

  1998...ON MARCH 17 FORT WAYNE WEATHER OFFICE MOVES FROM AIRPORT TO
             NORTH WEBSTER.
          ON JULY 15 THE NORTH WEBSTER WEATHER OFFICE TAKES OVER
             HYDROLOGIC RESPONSIBILITY.
          ON JULY 22 EIGHT INCHES OF RAIN FLOODED WEBSTER COUNTY.
             COUNTLESS HOMES WERE EVACUATED...TWO BRIDGES AND 15 ROADS
             WERE WASHED OUT.
          ON JULY 19 NORTH WEBSTER WEATHER OFFICE BEGINS MAKING
             AVIATION FORECASTS FOR SEVERAL AIRPORTS.
          ON OCTOBER 6 THE AUTOMATED WEATHER RADIO SYSTEM AT FORT
             WAYNE GOES ON THE AIR.

  1999....ON JANUARY 4 SOUTH BEND ENDED ITS LONGEST STRETCH OF ABOVE
             ZERO TEMPERATURES WITH 706 DAYS.
           AUGUST 10 OPERATIONS BEGIN IN THE NEW NORTH WEBSTER OFFICE.


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