Local Weather History: August 24, 2007 Severe Weather

Broken line of storms with embedded bows produce wind damage. The stormy pattern brought heavy rainfall, which helped to reduce deficits of the significant drought.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 9:47 PM
Updated: Aug 22, 2019 10:46 PM

Broken line of storms with embedded bows produced wind damage on August 24, 2007.

Trees were reportedly toppled & limbs snapped at Royal Center, Delphi, Yeoman, West Lafayette& Walton with t’storm gusts of 60-70 mph. 0.75” diameter hail was reported at Monticello.

The severe outbreak did produce a significant EF3 tornado near Lansing, Michigan & other tornadoes along a warm front in Michigan.

We went from drought to deluge in a matter of days as multiple rounds of storms occurred August 21-24.  Up to 3.30" of rainfall was measured August 21 alone.

These complexes of storms caused wind damage, but were important in reducing the significant rainfall deficit in the area present since March.

Severe T'Storm Watches were up by afternoon:

Watches extended back to Missouri:

There is the line made up of developing bows:

The stretch in late August was active for severe weather in the Midwest in general, as severe storms developed & rode the periphery of contracting hot upper ridge into the area.

Areas that were under the influence of the hot ridge with intense heat & dry weather became aligned in the "Ring of Fire".

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