On Jul 2 in weather history...

1877 -- Part of what was probably a larger regional tornado outbreak took place in northern Indiana and northwest Ohio. Tornadoes tore across LaPorte, Saint Joseph Indiana, Elkhart, and Defiance counties. Several people were killed. Kingsbury, Indiana was hit hard.

1892 -- A tornado skipped along near Bluffton, Ohio.

1924 -- A hailstorm hit Richvalley Indiana, during which snow was reported. The snow fell from a funnel-shaped cloud at the same time that hail was falling from the rest of the storm. The snow covered a twenty-foot square of ground to a depth of 8", surrounded by hail. A snowball was made and put on display in Wabash. A Weather Bureau (NWS) employee traveled from the Indianapolis office to investigate, and found the reports to be authentic. (Flora, Hailstorms of the United States, 1956)

1930 -- Plymouth fell to 40°.

1992 -- An F2 tornado caused minor damage southwest of Decatur, Indiana.

1997 -- Thunderstorm winds folded over a 50-foot tall amateur radio tower near Decatur, Indiana. They also knocked over a 150-foot radio tower at Goshen. Scottdale, Michigan had 2.25" diameter hail fall for 20 minutes, with 70 mph winds. A million dollars damage was done in Berrien County. 2.75" of rain fell in an hour at Niles.


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