May 19 Severe Weather Updates

Line of storms moving in.

Posted: May 19, 2019 4:12 PM
Updated: May 19, 2019 6:44 PM

6:35 p.m.

You can scroll through the list of severe weather reports in this blog posting. 

The severe weather event drought has ended after more than a year.  This does meet the criteria to be classified as a severe weather event.

We are in good shape for the rest of the evening & night.  No additional severe weather.  It will turn sharply cooler tonight with lows 46-52 from north to south with winds gusting 20-30 mph at times.

Monday will be cool with highs 57 north to 67 south with cool northwest wind wind turning to the north, then north-northeast at 15-25 mph.  Dreaded lake breeze front will be on the move south, enhancing an already cooler day behind the cold front.

Meteorologist Balint Szalavari will have your complete 7-day forecast based on the latest data tonight at 11 p.m. on News 18 Weekend.

Rest of evening-tonight projected radar:

6:25 p.m.

Squall line has exited.  Severe threat has ended.  Last of storms now exiting Howard County.

Gazebo reportedly destroyed 1 miles southwest of Lafayette from earlier storm.

One tree & several 6-8" diameter limbs reportedly down in Kokomo & powerlines down & blocking East Monroe in Kokomo.

Kokomo Municipal Aiport M47 mph gust (northeast of Kokomo).

4 ESE Kokomo Airport M43 mph gust (northeast of Kokomo).

6:15 p.m.

No damage reports out of southern or southeastern Clinton County at the moment (specifically between Forest & Kempton).  6 ENE Michigantown weather station M37 mph.

Tree down 1 SE Chili in Miami County.

Line is about to exit.

Worst storm is far, far south-southeast Howard (mostly in Tipton) with likely +60 mph gusts.

Gusts 50-58 mph possible in Kokomo, however, as Tipton/S. Howard bow may curl northward a bit. 

Less risk north of Kokomo, more in Kokomo & especially south & southeastward.

6 p.m.

Tree down on Route 16 in northern Miami County.

Brief, sudden rain wrapped tornado possible in overall +60 mph gust & small hailstorm headed for near Forest & north of Kempton.

Gust to 60 mph southeast of Bunker Hill.

All other storms in the line in our southeast do not look severe.

Those two look severe on radar.

5:50 p.m.

Three trees reportedly downed north of Peru.

M51 mph gust Grissom Air Reserve Base.

NE of Peru......S of Frankfort & Galveston storms look severe with 60 mph gusts.........others in the line do not.

Small hail may accompany the three severe storms in the line.

5:37 p.m.

Tree damage reported at Walton & Deacon in Cass County. 

M57 mph just NE of Denver, Miami Co.

M46 mph Miami County Fairground at 31B & 200 N north of Peru.

M43 mph Peru Municipal Airport

5:30 p.m.

Carroll, Clinton, Howard, Cass, Miami under Severe T'Storm Warnings.

Dunkirk in Cass County reports gusts E50 mph.

Gusts E60 mph just east of Flora on Route 18 reported.

M57 mph 2 NE Darlington.

5:20 p.m.

Power outages & some lines are down in Attica.

The observation at station 4 ENE Attica had 37 mph gust, but gusts likely higher in the town of Attica per radar data & reports.

Near penny hail & gusts 40-45 mph reported at 1 mile northeast of Clymers, Cass County.

5:05 p.m.

Power is out 3 miles south of Lafayette.

53 mph wind gust measured 3 miles south-southwest of West Point.

M35 mph at Veteran's Memorial & U.S. 52.

Sustained wind of 36 mph right now with storm near Petit.

Severe T'Storm Warns up Carroll, Clinton, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Cass, Miami.

5 p.m.

Line on the move eastward.  Warnings continue White to Tippecanoe, Carroll, Montgomery, Clinton for spotty 60 mph gusts possible with <0.75" hail.

Balint reported pea hail in West Lafayette. 

M39 mph west of West Lafayette.

East of Attica, observation site measured 37 mph gust. 

3 miles south-southwest of West Point station measured 53 mph gust.

M44 mph Round Grove (southwest White County).

4:31 p.m.

Severe T'Storm Watch up until 10, but will likely be cancelled before then once line passes.

Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Warren, Tippecanoe under Severe T'Storm Warnings for spotty 60-70 mph gusts & some hail.

4:25 p.m.

Line of storms with some embedded nodes & S shapes with severe weather is moving in & on the move east at 40-50 mph.

Line runs through western half of area.

Worst two storms (both severe) are now over SE Benton, E. Warren counties with potential 60-70 mph gusts & some potential <1.00" hail.  The other is over northern Vermilion County, Indiana.

All are moving east, slightly northeast, at 40-50 mph.

Severe T'Storm Warnings are lined up:

White, Warren, Tippecanoe, Fountain, Montgomery for these two embedded severe cells.

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