A line of storms rolled through the area earlier this afternoon just after 3:pm EST. Dangerous Lightning, Small and large hail, Along with High damaging winds across the area of 60 + mph!! And even a few funnel clouds.
Take a look at this wide range radar image below taken around 3:20pm EST.
I have many storm reports from this system straight out of the national weather service below. Take a look.
Funnel cloud reported in Lafayette, Indiana near the Tippecanoe Mall.
Penny sized hail reported in West Lafayette.
Hail 1.75" Inches in size reported by an ambulance driver at the intersection of Jackson and Wabash in Frankfort.
60 Mph winds reported in West Lafayette.
60 Mph winds reported in Deacon, In Cass, county.
65 Mph winds reported in Terre Haute. Trees down do to wind!
As the storms started to move into Tippecanoe, county this afternoon I seen this huge Shelf cloud in the Lafayette, area. I took this picture at 3:26pm EST near Beck Lane and old 231. I've never felt so small lol. It was an amazing sight! People seeing a shelf cloud may believe they have seen a wall cloud. This is a likely mistake, since an approaching shelf cloud appears to form a wall made of cloud. However one way to help you tell is, A shelf cloud usually appears on the leading edge of a storm, and a wall cloud will usually be at the rear of the storm.
A sharp, strong gust front will cause the lowest part of the leading edge of a shelf cloud to be ragged and lined with rising fractus clouds.