On Jul 6 in weather history...

1928 -- Hailstones generally around 5" in diameter fell on Potter, Nebraska. One stone was 17" in circumference and weighed a pound and a half. (Flora, Hailstorms of the United States, 1956)

1972 -- South Bend's coolest July temperature: 44°.

1994 -- A single bolt of lightning injured 22 people in Eaton County, Michigan. The bolt struck a lake and traveled along the water to the beach that was full of people.

1997 -- One inch diameter hail fell on southern Elkhart County, accompanied by 60 mph winds.

1999 -- 58 mph winds reported at Van Wert and three miles northeast of Cairo (Allen County, Ohio). Part of a garage roof was blown off a mile and a half south of Glandorf (Putnam County).

2003 -- Severe storms were widespread throughout the area. Hail larger than baseballs struck the north side of South Bend. Baseball sized hail was reported at Royal Center (Cass County Indiana). Homes were evacuated due to flash flooding along the Tippecanoe River in Monterey (Pulaski County). Up to two feet of water was over the roads in Chalmers (White County). Little Monon Creek was three feet over its banks three miles northeast of Monon (White County). Water a foot deep stranded a car on Main Street in Bluffton. Water was a foot deep in Huntington as well. Flash flooding closed roads in Berne (Adams County), and closed IN 119 in Geneva (Adams County). Flooding closed roads around Peru and Willshire (Van Wert County). Water was a foot deep on US 24 two miles north of Wabash causing people to abandon their cars.

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