On May 19 in weather history...

1883 -- A tornado damaged the roofs of 80 buildings in Wabash.

1927 -- The New York City office of the Weather Bureau (now the National Weather Service) notified Charles Lindbergh of poor flying conditions over the North Atlantic. Lindbergh began his flight to Paris that day anyway, and encountered fog, rain, and thunderstorms.

1943 -- Fort Wayne's greatest flood outside of January, February, or March. The Maumee River crested at 22.2 feet...it's seventh highest level on record.

1998 -- Large hail was scattered around much of the area, including 1.75" diameter hail at Rochester and Pleasant Mills (Adams County). An F0 tornado touched down for a moment at Bass Lake (Starke County). Another F0 twister was observed for a moment at Urbana (Wabash County). 91 mph winds buffeted Urbana and Wabash.


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