Local Weather History: Recent Late Severe Season Starts Began with a Bang!

A Look Back at 1992 & 2010.

Posted: Jun 18, 2019 9:06 PM
Updated: Jun 19, 2019 1:18 PM

Both 1992 & 2010 saw the latest starts to severe weather season since 1971.  June 3, 2010 finally saw our first severe weather event & it was not until June 17, 1992 that we saw our first event, which was an outbreak.  Only this year was similar in the 1950-present period with a start in very late May.

However, once 2010 started, it ramped up in a huge way!

1992 started with a big outbreak.

June 14, 2010

A classic supercell produced two microbursts of 100 mph embedded in 60-75 mph winds in Benton County. The microbursts were accompanied by grapefruit-sized hail that totally obliterated crops over thousands of acres. Several large trees were snapped at the base with some farm buildings destroyed. The same supercell turned southeast into southwest Tippecanoe County, producing golfball to orange-sized hail, two microbursts (65-75 mph) & two gustnadoes. Crop damage was significant here also with a home damaged & a hog barn destroyed.

A rare classic three-body scatter spike showed up on radar with this supercell indicative of very large hail.

June 17, 1992

Spring & early summer 1992 was quiet severe-weatherwise. The first severe weather event of the season did not occur until June 17, but it was a substantial one. Widespread straight-line wind damage & tornadoes occurred in Indiana with an F1 tornado (9-mile path) in Carroll County doing $1/4 million in damage (1992 dollars). Golfball-sized hail was also reported in Carroll County with wind damage from speeds of 60-70 mph reported in every county of the viewing area except Pulaski & Fulton.

June 18, 2010

A derecho passed with winds of up to 80 mph on this evening. Originating in central Nebraska near 5 a.m., the matured derecho reached the viewing area by 5 p.m. & continued to central Ohio before weakening in central Ohio at 10 p.m. Trees & powerlines were reportedly toppled in every county. Numerous large oak& hickory trees were uprooted northwest of the Purdue University campus. A measured wind of 64 mph occurred at WLFI with tree damage.

West Lafayette
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 76°
Kokomo
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 73°
Rensselaer
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 73°
Fowler
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 73°
Williamsport
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 78°
Crawfordsville
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 76°
Frankfort
Scattered Clouds
78° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 80°
Delphi
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 78°
Monticello
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 78°
Logansport
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 75°
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 45952

Reported Deaths: 2650
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion11387679
Lake4872240
Elkhart308543
Allen2677114
St. Joseph184965
Cass16369
Hamilton1484100
Hendricks136699
Johnson1235118
Porter68537
Madison64363
Tippecanoe6408
Clark62244
Bartholomew57844
Howard54356
LaPorte53925
Kosciusko4952
LaGrange4596
Jackson4553
Noble44728
Vanderburgh4306
Hancock42935
Delaware42648
Boone42242
Shelby41625
Marshall4123
Floyd36344
Morgan32031
Montgomery28720
Grant28526
Clinton2792
Dubois2606
White25810
Monroe25628
Decatur24632
Henry23515
Lawrence23124
Vigo2248
Harrison20822
Dearborn20422
Warrick20129
Greene18431
Miami1802
Jennings16911
Putnam1658
DeKalb1594
Scott1547
Daviess13916
Orange13323
Wayne1286
Franklin1248
Steuben1232
Perry1209
Ripley1127
Carroll1092
Jasper1092
Wabash1072
Fayette967
Newton9510
Whitley814
Randolph764
Starke733
Huntington702
Wells681
Jay670
Fulton661
Jefferson651
Washington641
Pulaski631
Knox620
Clay594
Rush573
Benton480
Adams451
Owen451
Gibson442
Sullivan441
Brown381
Blackford372
Posey350
Spencer311
Tipton301
Crawford290
Fountain292
Switzerland250
Martin220
Parke220
Ohio140
Warren141
Union130
Vermillion130
Pike80
Unassigned0194

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events