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Extended Period of Heavy Rainfall in Northern Indiana, Northwestern Ohio and Southwestern Michigan


A frontal boundary remained nearly stationary over Indiana and Ohio during the period from June 9th through the 12th, 2004. This front acted as a focus for repeated shower and thunderstorm development. Several rounds of thunderstorms have dropped flooding rains over much of Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan.

Many locations in Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan received 2 to 4 inches of rain, with radar estimates of 5 to 6 inches falling over some parts of the area. This rainfall resulted in widespread flooding of roads, small streams and low lying areas. Several larger rivers are also above flood stage. See our hydro page for the latest flood warnings and river levels.

The following rainfall amounts are for the 48 hour period starting 7 am EST Thursday morning (6/10/04) through 7 am EST Saturday morning (6/12/04). These were collected from National Weather Service Automated Weather Sites, Indiana WetNet observations and COOP observers. Thank you to all our volunteers for their rainfall reports.

Northwestern Indiana

Granger 4.20"
South Bend 3.39
Bremen 3.15
Plymouth 2.80
Michigan City 2.60
LaPorte 2.40

North-Central Indiana

Elkhart 4.90
Goshen 4.68
Wakarusa 4.35
Logansport 4.18
Mississinewa Lake 4.11
Ligonier 4.08
North Webster NWS 3.52
Nappanee 3.50
Marion 3.50

Northeast Indiana

Columbia City 4.00
Bluffton 4.00
Coesse 3.95
Waterloo 3.50
Warren 3.03
Berne 2.34
Auburn 2.12

Southern Michigan

Benton Harbor 3.94
Sturgis 2.75

Northwest Ohio

Montpelier 2.29
Lima 1.42
Defiance 1.31