On Jul 23 in weather history...

1961 -- A small tornado touched down at Tippecanoe Lake. A pontoon boat was thrown 120 feet.

1995 -- Lightning struck an apartment building causing a small fire, in Noblesville, Indiana.

1997 -- 4" of rain fell on Huntington, Wabash, and Whitley counties, causing flooding. Spy Run Creek in Fort Wayne left its banks. Trailer park evacuations were necessary along the Eel River near North Manchester.

1999 -- 81 mph winds recorded at Kingsford Heights (LaPorte County). Hail 1.75" in diameter fell at Coldwater. Traffic lights were blown down in Jonesville (Hillsdale County). Trees were blown down in Wauseon.

2001 -- Lightning fire gutted the second story of a wood farm house four miles west of Uniondale (Wells County).

2010 -- Record setting hailstone falls in Vivian South Dakota during a fierce evening severe thunderstorm. This hailstone measured a whopping 8" in diameter, had a 18.625" circumference and weighed an astonishing 1.9375 lbs. This hailstone broke the previous record for diameter (7" that fell in Aurora Nebraska on June 22nd 2003 and weight (1.67 lbs that fell in Coffeyville Kansas on September 3rd 1970). However the Aurora Nebraska hailstone retains the record for circumference at 18.75".

See this webstory from the Aberdeen South Dakota NWS office for more information on this historical hailstone.


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