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Storm Moving through the South; Pacific Storm to Impact the West this Weekend

A storm is expected to develop over the southern High Plains today and track to the Mid-Atlantic through Friday with showers and thunderstorms. On the northern edge, snow, ice, and/or a wintry mix is possible over the central Plains. A significant storm is expected to arrive late Friday through the weekend with rain, heavy mountain snow, and gusty winds for much of the West. Read More >

A cluster of thunderstorms moved out of portions of central Indiana and began to race northeast at speeds of 50 to 60 mph on Monday, June 9th. A bowing segment began to develop and produce widespread wind damage east of Highway 27 from Berne in Adams County to Portland and then southeast to Salamonia in Jay County.  The strong winds and damage continued across much of Van Wert, Putnam, and Allen counties in Ohio. Another area of thunderstorms caused damage in eastern Whitley County and northwestern Allen County Indiana, including portions of the northwest side of Fort Wayne, and then spread into much of Fulton and Williams Counties in Ohio. Wind speeds of 65 to 80 mph were found in these areas, bringing down numerous trees, tree limbs, power lines and poles.  One NWS survey team was sent into the Middle Point and Delphos area of Van Wert County to investigate a possible tornado touchdown. Damage found in the area was consistent with 60 to 65 mph straight line winds and there were no signs of any tornado related damage.

Two initial spotter reports of a 99 mph wind gust 2 miles east of Glenmore in Van Wert County and 117 mph in Lyons in Fulton County Ohio, were found to be in kilometers per hour, with the respective speeds in mph being 62 and 73.  Note the photo of the rain foot that was observed near Middlepoint - Fig. 7

Fig. 1 - 2101Z 0.5° Reflectivity
 
Fig. 2 - 2101Z Digital VIL
Fig. 3 - 2148Z 0.5° Reflecitivty
 
Fig. 4 - 2148Z 0.5° Velocity
Fig. 5 - 2218Z 0.5° Reflectivity
 
Fig. 6 - 2218Z 0.5° Velocity
Fig. 7 - Photo of rain foot near Middlepoint