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Storming Through Time

Today is a relatively calm day for Muncie. The only thing stirring up any trouble are some gusty winds set to die down by the end of the day. Once upon a time, however, in 1987 on this day some stronger winds were passing through some states.

A storm system traveled through the central U.S. those years ago. The system, filled with thunderstorms, raged with winds gusting up to 100 mph. These winds alone killed someone. The system also produced tornadoes in Louisiana and Mississippi. A few people were injured from these monsters passing through, but thankfully no one killed. A spectacular byproduct of this system happened in Jackson, Mississippi. They were absolutely drenched from precipitation. The area received 1.5 inches of rain there in only 10 minutes. That’s a lot! The highest recorded rainfall to occur in 12 minutes was 2.3 inches, which is less than an inch higher. They’re likely happy they did not get that just as we are.

I guess we’re thankful that we get a partly sunny day here in Muncie, as a break from its recurring cloudiness! Hopefully this keeps up.

– Cardinal Weather Service Forecaster Bryce Hall

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