On Mar 27 in weather history...

1890 -- A tornado struck Louisville, Kentucky killing 106 people (76 in Louisville proper) and did $3.5 million damage. It struck Louisville shortly after 8:30pm at a speed of 40 mph and a width of 300 yards. There was also extensive damage in the suburb of Jeffersonville, Indiana.

1913 -- The Wabash River at Terre Haute, Indiana crested 17.3 feet above flood stage.

1964 -- The Great Alaska Earthquake struck southeast Alaska with a magnitude of 9.2 making it the largest earthquake to ever occur in North America.

1991 -- A tornado moved from Ashley, Indiana to Nettle Lake, Ohio. A woman was killed in a mobile home between Pleasant Lake and Metz, Indiana. Nettle Lake was badly hit, with 210 homes damaged and 28 frame homes destroyed. Another tornado did great damage in northeast Hillsdale County, Michigan.

1994 -- Deadliest tornado of 1994 killed 22 people in Alabama -- 20 of them at Goshen United Methodist Church during Palm Sunday services. Another 92 were injured in the church.

2008 -- A late season winter storm dropped 3" to 6" of wet snow on far northeast Indiana and southern Lower Michigan.


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