Tuesday tornado survey a Wednesday funnel, some dry time coming

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Yesterday’s tornado rated EF 1 with 90-100 mph winds. This is the first EF 1 or higher tornado in Marion Co since 2008 (Friday night tornado May 30th on the east side).

Tornado touched down at 2:32 PM and traveled 2.3 miles ending at 2:40 PM.

June 24 Tornado Track NWS

From the NWS survey: Tuesday tornado track


Strongest in Marion County in 6 years


How is your garden? – With all this rain probably well. June rainfall over 6″ – wettest month since last April (15 months). It has rained 16 days this month – and to date June 2014 ranks 14th wettest all-time.

Wettest June ever, 12.21″ in 1875.




Several reports and pictures from Miami County Wednesday afternoon of a funnel cloud rotating overhead. While interesting to see, these are not the tornado producing funnels that form by rotating thunderstorms.

In the family of funnels.  These are more a product of higher humidity and mixing with left overs from previous storms. The location of the funnel tips the hand as to what is really forming, from the side of a cloud tower, sometimes far up into its mid levels. These funnels dangle from the side of a thunderstorm. These “high-based funnels” are weak and short-lived.

funnel cloud miami county

Small funnel reports Wednesday in Miami County



It is short-lived but we will take it.  A real pull back in the humidity Wednesday .night as the dew point drops. The drier air leads to more comfortable conditions and a milder night. Skies will clear in spots by Thursday morning and temperatures may dip below 60° in some locations away from the city. Enjoy, the heat and humidity surge  again this weekend.


Thursday morning temperatures