On Sep 14 in weather history...

1902 -- Fort Wayne's earliest frost.

1938 -- Plymouth received 4.41" of rain.

1939 -- Plymouth hit a high of 102°, and Warsaw rose to 103°.

1965 -- A small tornado destroyed barns and unroofed a home west of Hamlet Indiana.

1975 -- Fort Wayne's earliest light frost, with a low temperature of 36°.

1988 -- Hurricane Gilbert made landfall on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. The previous day it had produced the lowest barometric pressure ever recorded in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, or Atlantic Ocean.

2008 -- Hurricane Ike makes landfall at Galveston Texas during the early morning of September 13th. The remnants of this Hurricane accelerated northeastward and combined with a moderately strong extratopical cyclone over the Great Lakes. This resulted in flooding rains from northeast Illinois through northwest Indiana and southern Michigan. 3 day rain totals ending on the 15th include Portage recorded 11.46", 11.25" in Laporte, 11.02" in Valparaiso, 10.99" at the South Bend Regional Airport, 10.6" in Niles, 10.51" in Granger, and 9.79" in Michigan City. In addition, a surge of strong gradient winds accompanied the surface circulation as it lifting northeast from central Indiana to northwest Ohio. Widespread sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 70 mph were recorded. Wind damage was especially severe over Ohio where a total of 2.6 million power outages were recorded.

See the Indianapolis NWS webstory for more information on this event.


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