The viewing area had active weather last Saturday as a strong low pressure system traveled over Indiana. The National Weather Service had to conduct a couple storm surveys after the system moved out. Frankfort and Dayton were two areas that had several damage reports.
The National Weather Service determined a tornado touched town in Dayton on Saturday morning. It happened at 11:15 a.m. EST and only stayed on the ground for a minute. The tornado produced E 75 MPH wind gusts. Several trees and a house were damaged from the storm.
The Frankfort area was also impacted from the system. The NWS confirmed that a microburst caused the damage. The survey indicated estimated wind gusts between 80 to 85 MPH. The straight line winds caused damage to a high school, church and local businesses. Trees were also blown over.
The storm also produced heavy rain throughout the area. More than 2.00” of rain fell in Lafayette (2.15”) and Logansport (2.07”). The photo below was created by the National Weather Service. The map shows rain reports from the storm on Saturday.
For local reaction from the storms, you can click here.