On Oct 18 in weather history...

1947 -- Fort Wayne's wettest October day, with 2.96" of rain.

2007 -- A destructive fall tornado hits Nappanee around 10:19 pm causing extensive damage along its 20 mile path across northeast Marshall, northwest Kosciusko and southwest Elkhart counties. High end EF3 intensity winds near 165 mph were estimated based on the most severe damage over southeast Nappanee. Over 100 structures sustained significant damage or were destroyed in town alone. Despite the widespread damage and time of day, only minor injuries were reported.

See our survey writeup for more information along with damage pictures from this historical event.


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