Update

June 29th, 2012 at 3:32 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

There are two severe storms in the area right now, one in central Clinton & northern Boone & one in Tipton County.

Otherwise, it is garden-variety storms, while the main bow of widespread damaging winds is arcing from Tipton to Bluffton to Lima, Ohio & southwest of Toledo, Ohio.

Threat is over anywhere along & north of Route 26.

STORM REPORTS:

East of Monitor:  Pea to golfball hail

Rossville:  Pea to quarter-sized hail

Southeast of Pine Village:  Golfball hail

Frankfort:  Measured Gust to 44 mph

Grissom:  Measured Gust to 47 mph

Kokomo:  Measured Gust to 59 mph

Kokomo:  Multiple trees down………….one on a car

Kokomo:  Powerlines down

Lafayette:  Dime-sized hail near McCutcheon High School

Frankfort:  Dime-sized hail

Windfall:  Nickel-sized hail

Windfall:  Empty 500 gallon water tank blown approximately 1000′

Atlanta:  Measured gust to 51 mph

2 Responses to “Update”

  1. Glen says:

    Chad, just South of Peru the air temp dropped from 95 to 72 in less than 45 mins as the 47mph wind gusts blew the storm through. We got .17″ and no hail, w/small limbs down all over the area.

  2. Lisa says:

    My husband and I were in a car caravan traveling to my son’s drum and bugle corps show in Muncie when we got caught in this. After stopping in Frankfort to get a bite to eat we noticed the sky to the north darkening. By the time we got to he junction of US31 and SR28 we couldn’t see a thing and had to pull off the road in a parking lot. That was a challenge, too, as SR 28 doesn’t have anywhere along the side of the road to park. Visibility was so bad we could have been hit. We finally attempted the drive again which was not a good idea. By the time we got to Tipton the wind and driving rain made travel impossible. My husband drove very slowly just trying to stay in the road and I navigated …looking for the first place to get off the road again. We found a place just on the edge of town and waited it out again listening to all the warnings and reports on the radio.The wind rocked our car and pea-sized hail dropped with the downpour. When we were finally able to travel again the roads were like lakes. This was scary. This weather followed us all the way to Muncie. Fortunately, with 2 hours before show time it stopped, the sun came out, and the show went on as planned. It turned out to be a fabulous evening seeing our son march with the BLUE STARS.

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