On May 18 in weather history...

1927 -- A tornado went through Indianapolis killing 2 people.

1997 -- Goshen was hard-hit by 75 mph winds that knocked over many trees and did some roof damage. A 93 mph wind gust was recorded at Michiana Regional Airport in South Bend. Roof and tree damage occurred in Berrien County. A woman was injured in Hillsdale when wind blew her trailer over. 67 mph winds blew through Ridgeville Corners, Ohio. A tree killed a man in Ottawa, Ohio when it fell on his car. An F0 damage-producing tornado at Stone Lake (Lagrange County) threw a boat from the lake into a home's living room, causing the house to collapse. Seven minutes later another F0 tornado picked up a sheriff's car, spun it around, and broke its windows. Twenty-one minutes after that an F0 twister damaged property at and around Angola Airport. Strong storm winds did considerable damage to a nature trail at Sherwood Elementary School in Berrien County. Trees were blown down in Ottawa, Ohio, one of which fell on a car and killed the occupant.

2000 -- Hail 1.75" in diameter fell at Rochester. Trees and power lines blown down in Fort Wayne, especially in the Royal Oak subdivision. Hail two inches in diameter was seen two miles north of Coldwater. A car was blown off the road on OH 500 between Paulding and Payne (Paulding County).

2001 -- An F0 tornado damaged a barn roof one mile west of Grabill (Allen County Indiana).


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