On Mar 28 in weather history...

1910 -- Warsaw, Indiana rose to 85°.

1920 -- One of northeast Indiana's deadliest tornadoes tore across northeast Wells County, northwest Adams County, and southeast Allen County killing 13 people as it smashed through the community of Townley. Edgerton, Indiana was badly damaged. Ten more people lost their lives in northwest Ohio as tornadoes proceeded along the same path into Lucas County. Another tornado swept from northeast Wayne County into southeast Randolph County, Indiana, killing 13, and then went on to near Lima killing 16 more people in Ohio. Another twister went from northern Jay County into southeast Adams County, Indiana killing 14 residents. More tornadoes continued along this path hitting Van Wert, Ohio where 5 people's lives were lost. Tornadoes ripped through 16 counties in our area. One tornado moved from Baroda to Sodus, Michigan. Another went from south of Mishawaka to northwest of Elkhart, Indiana to near Union, Michigan. A small twister moved through Saint Joseph County Michigan and passed near Three Rivers. A large tornado produced F4 damage as it moved from Orland, Indiana to near East Gilead, Michigan and then southwest of Coldwater killing 2 people. Yet another tornado, possibly an F5, moved from West Liberty in Jay County Indiana to south of Van Wert, Ohio. It demolished farms east of Geneva and south of Ceylon, Indiana, killing 17 people. In Chicago a tornado killed 28 people and did $3 million damage. Most of the losses were in the suburb of Melrose Park. The storm had formed near Joliet, Illinois.

1998 -- A quick tornado did F0 damage to one home in Laud (Whitley County). It was the first tornado in the new Northern Indiana NWS office's area of responsibility (the office opened eleven days earlier). Sixteen minutes later an F1 tornado destroyed a mobile home and damaged a cabinet factory in Harlan (Allen County IN).

2003 -- 60 mph thunderstorm winds on US 20 one mile east of Angola.


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