On Oct 17 in weather history...

1846 - 3" of snow fell on Huntertown, Indiana this morning.

1950 -- Barometric pressure dropped to 28.25" at the Miami weather office as a hurricane passed overhead.

1988 -- Thunderstorms gave 63 mph winds to the Fort Wayne International Airport and 3.49" of rain to South Bend's Michiana Regional Airport. Strong winds did $3 million damage at Connersville, Indiana.

1996 -- In Logansport, Indiana thunderstorms blew the roof off a church and injured three people with flying debris.

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