On Aug 16 in weather history...

1997 -- Thunderstorms produced heavy rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches in the counties bordering northern Indiana and northern Ohio, along with isolated reports of wind damage from 60 mph thunderstorm wind gusts. One thunderstorm produced golfball-sized hail in Edwardsburg. Local utility companies reported approximately 55,000 power outages during the afternoon and evening across far southern Michigan, most a result of lightning strikes, but some due to downed trees and utility poles. Three and a half inches of rain fell in northeast Allen County, Indiana, flooding roads and causing some people to have to abandon their cars. Flooding also reported in the counties of DeKalb, Lagrange, Defiance, Putnam, Saint Joseph Michigan, and Whitley. A small F0 tornado tore a path through a corn field eight miles ESE of LaPorte. A short, narrow tornado touched down briefly between Lakeville and LaPaz. A semi was blown over on highway 31. Trees and power lines were blown down across much of the region.

2003 -- Thunderstorm winds to 59 mph blew down trees and power lines throughout Hillsdale County.


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