On Apr 5 in weather history...

1920 -- Fort Wayne had its coldest April high temperature: 28°.

1936 -- A tornado hit Tupelo, Mississippi at 8:55pm. The twister destroyed a home, blew a trunk out of the basement, opened the trunk, and sent the contents flying. A photograph from the trunk was found in Alabama nearly 60 miles away. The tornado narrowly missed the home of 15-month-old Elvis Presley.

1941 -- The Fort Wayne Weather Bureau Office, as it was then known, moved from the Federal Building downtown to Smith Field on the north side of town.

1997 -- Thunderstorms downed trees and power lines near Harbert, Coloma, and Dowagiac.

1999 -- Hail 1.75" in diameter fell at Pleasant Lake (Steuben County). Power lines were blown down at mile marker 103 on Interstate 69 near Fort Wayne.


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