Storm Did Not Pack Much Of A Punch (PHOTOS)

The sun, as seen from Maltersville, breaking through the clouds at about 8:10PM Tuesday after the worst of a storm front passed through Dubois County.

The sun, as seen from Maltersville, breaking through the clouds at about 8:10PM Tuesday after the worst of a storm front passed through Dubois County.

Jasper (NNDC) – The storm front that passed through the local area did not pack much of a punch.

The heaviest of the rain passed through the area at about 7:15PM and remained for about 45 minutes.  The rain was accompanied by sustained winds of 20MPH with a recorded wind gust of 52MPH at the National Weather Service reporting station at the Dubois County Regional Airport south of Huntingburg.  The heaviest winds were recorded at the airport between 7:35PM and 7:55PM.

The Dubois County Communications Center says it received only two reports of downed trees.  One fell across U. S. 231 just south of the airport.  The other fell near the intersection of West 900 South and South 200 West just east of the airport.

The Ferdinand Fire Department was called to a report of a possible lightning strike at a home in the 200 block of North Alabama Street.

Chief Dan Lindauer tells NewsNow Dubois County it does appear a lightning strike shorted out wiring in the home’s clothes dryer.  The house was evacuated for a short time until FVFD gave the all clear which took about 20 minutes.

The storm front cleared Dubois County at about 8:00PM.  In fact, a break in the clouds could be seen in the western sky at about 8:10PM.

The worst of the storm’s front passed to the south of Dubois County.

Below is a photo sent to NNDC from Cody Schaefer of a threatening cloud formation east of St. Meinrad.  A tornado warning was issued for a short time in Spencer County.

Photo: Cody Schaefer

Photo: Cody Schaefer

 

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