Northwest Indiana may have been spared the violent Memorial Day storm that is swathing from the Chicago area across northwest Indiana. Weather spotters reported a tornado touchdown near the Illinois-Indiana border, in the vicinity of Dyer, at about 4:30 pm
Dyer Town Councilman Steve Kramer posted a photo of a cloud tunnel on social media, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
Kramer said he was grilling in his backyard when the first wall cloud went over. 19659005] "And before you know it, all the sirens were going off," he said. "My wife started clearing out a closet."
He said a funnel appeared for about three minutes and then began to fall apart.
He said he took a video of a second funnel cloud and posted it on Snapchat. 1
Possible tornado formations were reported in the Hobart and Merrillville areas, but no touchdowns were confirmed.
At about 5:17 pm, Valparaiso residents were ordered to take shelter as an increasing rotation wall cloud was reported in the area, according to the weather service.
On Monday evening, the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. reported more than 1,500 customer without power across Northwest Indiana.
Carole Carlson is a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune.