(UNDATED) - Apparently, it was a case of better safe than sorry. Reports of a funnel cloud at U.S. 20 and I-69 and on 300 East near Hamilton prompted Steuben County tornado sirens to go off Wednesday night at about 9:45pm. No watches or warnings had been issued by the National Weather Service.
The N.W.S. later said on their Twitter account that they received reports of funnel clouds in Steuben County as well as sirens going off but no touchdowns were expected.
There was a report earlier of a strong thunderstorm moving toward Northern St. Joseph, Branch & northwest Hillsdale Counties with the possibility of 50 mile per hour winds and nickel sized hail.
There was a brief period of heavy rain but other than that, no severe weather was reported in Steuben County on Wednesday.
Angola Wastewater Superintendent Craig Williams says the treatment plant measured 43-hundredths of an inch of rain with 37-hundredths falling in the first 15 minutes.
The only severe weather report came from LaGrange County where a tree was knocked down on State Road 5 near Topeka.