This page contains pictures associated with lightning, wind, and hail.

(Wind damage at Continental, Ohio May 12, 2004)

(Impressive results of a single lightning strike in Miami County, July 2003)

(Wind damage pictures from Huntington County July 18, 1997)

grapefruit hailstones from Rochester Giant grapefruit hailstones that fell on Rochester on June 19, 2009. Photo courtesy of Thomas Hayden.
Looking into the whales mouth on August 24th 2007 As photographer Carl Kittle so aptly put it..."Looking into the Whales mouth on June 24, 2007 near Walton Indiana."
Portion of a truck garage from Monroe Grain
            and Supply in Monroe, Indiana (Adams County) that ended up in a neighbor's
            tree.  Photo courtesy Kim Hart, <i>Berne Tri-Weekly News</i>. Portion of a truck garage from Monroe Grain and Supply in Monroe, Indiana (Adams County) that ended up in a neighbor's tree.  August 26, 2003.  Photo courtesy Kim Hart, Berne Tri-Weekly News.
Grain bin blown down at Monroe Grain and
            Supply in Monroe, Indiana (Adams County).  Ten thousand bushels of
            corn were left behind in a pile.  Photo courtesy Kim Hart, <i>Berne
            Tri-Weekly News</i>. Grain bin blown down at Monroe Grain and Supply in Monroe, Indiana (Adams County).  Ten thousand bushels of corn were left behind in a pile.  August 26, 2003.  Photo courtesy Kim Hart, Berne Tri-Weekly News.
Large limb torn from a tree in Adams County,
            August 26, 2003.  Photo courtesy Adams County Emergency Management. Large limb torn from a tree in Adams County, August 26, 2003.  Photo courtesy Adams County Emergency Management.
Uprooted tree in Cass County, Indiana Uprooted tree in Cass County, Indiana, July 8, 2003.  Photo courtesy Alvin Beckman.
Notre Dame downburst This tree was in an area about half a mile wide by half a mile long where a possible downburst struck near Notre Dame, Indiana on the morning of July 7, 2003.  Spotters estimated winds of 60 mph or more from the west-southwest along with blinding rain when this storm hit...felling about four dozen trees.  Photo courtesy Calvin Swartzendruber.
Notre Dame downburst This tree was in an area about half a mile wide by half a mile long where a possible downburst struck near Notre Dame, Indiana on the morning of July 7, 2003.  Spotters estimated winds of 60 mph or more from the west-southwest along with blinding rain when this storm hit...felling about four dozen trees.  Photo courtesy Calvin Swartzendruber.
lightning strikes! LaFontaine (Wabash County), Indiana, July 6, 2003.  Photo courtesy Doug Duell.
lightning strikes! LaFontaine (Wabash County), Indiana, July 6, 2003.  Photo courtesy Doug Duell.
lightning strikes! Speicherville (Wabash County), Indiana, July 6, 2003.  Photo courtesy Doug Duell.
lightning strikes! LaFontaine (Wabash County), Indiana, July 4, 2003.  Photo courtesy Doug Duell.
lightning strikes! LaFontaine (Wabash County), Indiana, July 4, 2003.  Photo courtesy Doug Duell.
Decatur (Adams County), Indiana, August 18, 2004  Photo Courtesy Dave Landis
Decatur (Adams County), Indiana, August 18, 2004  Photo Courtesy Dave Landis
One of many large hailstones that fell on
            Fremont, Indiana, on March 20, 2003, at 4:15pm. One of many large hailstones that fell on Fremont, Indiana, on March 20, 2003, at 4:15pm.
Small hail on a sidewalk outside the Northern
            Indiana NWS office March 13, 2003.  The storm struck at
            3:30a.m....this picture was taken about half an hour later.  The
            temperature at the time of the thunderstorm was 34 degrees. Small hail on a sidewalk outside the Northern Indiana NWS office March 13, 2003.  The storm struck at 3:30a.m....this picture was taken about half an hour later.  The temperature at the time of the thunderstorm was 34 degrees.
Small hail on a car in the Northern Indiana
            NWS office's parking lot March 13, 2003. Small hail on a car in the Northern Indiana NWS office's parking lot March 13, 2003.
Hail piled up near a downspout at the
            Northern Indiana NWS office on March 13, 2003. Hail piled up near a downspout at the Northern Indiana NWS office on March 13, 2003.
Thunderstorm wind damage at Hicksville, Ohio,
            on July 29, 2002. Thunderstorm wind damage at Hicksville, Ohio, on July 29, 2002.
Thunderstorm wind damage at Hicksville, Ohio,
            on July 29, 2002. Thunderstorm wind damage at Hicksville, Ohio, on July 29, 2002.
Thunderstorm wind damage at Hicksville, Ohio,
            on July 29, 2002. Thunderstorm wind damage at Hicksville, Ohio, on July 29, 2002.
Thunderstorm wind damage at Hicksville, Ohio,
            on July 29, 2002. Thunderstorm wind damage at Hicksville, Ohio, on July 29, 2002.
Thunderstorm wind damage at Hicksville, Ohio,
            on July 29, 2002. Thunderstorm wind damage at Hicksville, Ohio, on July 29, 2002.
Thunderstorm wind damage at Hicksville, Ohio,
            on July 29, 2002. Thunderstorm wind damage at Hicksville, Ohio, on July 29, 2002.
Downburst damage near Grissom Air Force Base
            May 25, 2002. Downburst damage near Grissom Air Force Base May 25, 2002.
Downburst damage near Grissom Air Force Base
            May 25, 2002. Downburst damage near Grissom Air Force Base May 25, 2002.
Downburst damage near Grissom Air Force Base
            May 25, 2002. Downburst damage near Grissom Air Force Base May 25, 2002.
Downburst damage near Grissom Air Force Base
            May 25, 2002. Downburst damage near Grissom Air Force Base May 25, 2002.
Downburst damage near Grissom Air Force Base
            May 25, 2002. Downburst damage near Grissom Air Force Base May 25, 2002.
Downburst damage near Grissom Air Force Base
            May 25, 2002. Downburst damage near Grissom Air Force Base May 25, 2002.
Downburst damage near Grissom Air Force Base
            May 25, 2002. Downburst damage near Grissom Air Force Base May 25, 2002.
Numerous tree limbs torn down by a thunderstorm downburst in Huntertown, Indiana, on May 9, 2000. A downburst is a powerful gust of wind that suddenly rushes down out of a thunderstorm, strikes the earth, and spreads quickly out across the ground. Downburst wind speeds can exceed 100 m.p.h., and are often mistaken as tornadoes. Numerous tree limbs torn down by a thunderstorm downburst in Huntertown, Indiana on May 9, 2000.  A downburst is a powerful gust of wind that suddenly rushes down out of a thunderstorm, strikes the earth, and spreads quickly out across the ground.  Downburst wind speeds can exceed 100 mph, and are often mistaken as tornadoes.
Large tree limbs blown down after a storm in July 1998. Large tree limbs blown down after a storm in July 1998.

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