Chad Evans: It Is Great to Be Back! Some Weather History to Start!

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I am glad to be back to begin the blog marathon! I will be here 24-7 to update you on the hows, whys & whens of our area's weather & climate. It is going to be fun!

Posted: Jun. 20, 2018 3:04 PM
Updated: Jun. 20, 2018 3:21 PM

I look forward to seeing you all back on the blog!  This will be THE one-stop site for all weather & climate information for our viewing area!

Here's some very brief weather history to start, but there will be much more content ahead!

June 19, 1897

4 killed, 5 injured in barn collapse at Lincoln, Illinois. Severe storms OK, KS, MO, NE 17th& early a.m. 18th "with no decrease in intensity."

Severe storms in "the mountain regions of PA" on June 19.

A tornado hit Lafayette, picked up a young boy, carried him 20 feet & threw him unto a gutter on Fourth Street, while the wind caused a chimney to collapse into a building on North Sixth Street. Southwest of town, heavy damage was done to farms & homes with many barns destroyed & crops obliterated. The tornado was accompanied by "hail & torrents of rain". No one was killed, however.

June 20, 1974

Between 7:20 & 8:35 p.m. a fast-moving squall line produced straight-line wind damage in every single county in the viewing area. Winds gusted 63-75 mph. The storms began as supercells & multi-cells in far northern Indiana that produced F3& F1 tornadoes in Lake & Porter counties.

June 21, 1951

Large, 1-mile wide violent F3 tornado tears through Pulaski & Fulton County, injuring 2 people & producing $2.5 million in damage (1951 dollars).

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