On Jul 19 in weather history...

1950 -- At 4:15pm a twister touched down south of Van Wert. A tornado then hit Lima, Ohio at 4:50pm causing $2 million in damage. The path was 6 miles long and 300 yards wide. Hundreds of homes and 3 industrial plants were damaged. A drive-in theater was demolished.

1989 -- 5" of rain fell in twelve hours east of Muncie, Indiana.

1998 -- 69 mph thunderstorm wind gust at Fort Wayne International Airport, which was the fastest gust ever recorded at the Fort Wayne weather office...also 51 mph two-minute wind during the storm was the fastest two-minute wind on record at the office (which would be tied on March 9, 2002). Hail 1.25" in diameter at Gas City (Grant County). An F1 tornado badly damaged a brick home a mile south of Gilboa (Putnam County). An F0 tornado touched down on North Sugar Street, blowing' a steel wall down at a scrap metal yard, snapping power poles, and tearing the arms off of a railroad crossing standard.

2002 -- A thunderstorm blew trees and power lines down in Jonesboro (Grant County).

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