Thunderstorms developed along a warm front across Central Indiana during the afternoon of April 5, 2010. These storms brought large hail and damaging winds to parts of the southern half of Central Indiana into the early evening.

Below is a visible satellite picture taken at about 6:00 PM EDT. On top of the satellite image is the approximate location of the warm front at the time along with the surface observations (green). Click the image to see a larger version.

Satellite Picture  - Click to Enlarge

Below are radar images from just before 6:00 PM EDT (left) and at 7:00 PM EDT (right). Surface observations are on the image as well, in white. Click to enlarge.

Radar Image from near 6:00 PM EDT - Click to Enlarge Radar Image from 7:00 PM EDT - Click to Enlarge

Most of the severe weather that occurred was large hail. Below are some hail stones that fell near Paragon in Morgan county. Click to enlarge. Thanks to all who submitted pictures.

Hail from near Paragon - Click to Enlarge

A listing of severe weather reports received during the event is below. If you have severe weather to report, or would like to submit pictures, please let our webmaster know. If you would like us to publish your picture on the web, you must give permission to use the pictures within the email.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
917 PM EDT MON APR 05 2010

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0524 PM     HAIL             DANVILLE                39.76N 86.52W
04/05/2010  U1.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0525 PM     HAIL             2 W AVON                39.76N 86.42W
04/05/2010  M2.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0526 PM     HAIL             3 W PLAINFIELD          39.70N 86.44W
04/05/2010  U1.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

0530 PM     HAIL             BROWNSTOWN              38.88N 86.05W
04/05/2010  E0.50 INCH       JACKSON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0532 PM     HAIL             2 E AVON                39.76N 86.35W
04/05/2010  U0.75 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0532 PM     HAIL             2 E AVON                39.76N 86.35W
04/05/2010  U0.75 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0535 PM     HAIL             AVON                    39.76N 86.38W
04/05/2010  M0.88 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NICKEL SIZED HAIL LASTED FOR 3 TO 4 MINUTES

0537 PM     HAIL             TERRE HAUTE             39.47N 87.38W
04/05/2010  U0.75 INCH       VIGO               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0538 PM     HAIL             1 NE AVON               39.77N 86.37W
04/05/2010  M1.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

0540 PM     HAIL             2 SE TERRE HAUTE        39.45N 87.36W
04/05/2010  M1.00 INCH       VIGO               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0542 PM     HAIL             MCCORDSVILLE            39.91N 85.93W
04/05/2010  U0.75 INCH       HANCOCK            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0551 PM     HAIL             SEYMOUR                 38.96N 85.89W
04/05/2010  U0.25 INCH       JACKSON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            AT 2ND STREET AND OBRIEN

0555 PM     TSTM WND GST     SEYMOUR                 38.96N 85.89W
04/05/2010  M68.00 MPH       JACKSON            IN   ASOS

0600 PM     HAIL             TERRE HAUTE             39.47N 87.38W
04/05/2010  U1.00 INCH       VIGO               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0601 PM     HEAVY RAIN       TERRE HAUTE             39.47N 87.38W
04/05/2010  E2.00 INCH       VIGO               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            AN ESTIMATED 2 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN 20 TO 30 MINUTES.
            FLOODING WAS REPORTED ACROSS ALL OF VIGO COUNTY AND WATER
            LEVELS WERE UP TO STREET CURBS AND IN FIELDS.

0607 PM     HAIL             7 S MARTINSVILLE        39.32N 86.42W
04/05/2010  M1.00 INCH       MONROE             IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0613 PM     HAIL             1 W BOWLING GREEN       39.38N 87.03W
04/05/2010  M1.25 INCH       CLAY               IN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0615 PM     HAIL             HELMSBURG               39.27N 86.29W
04/05/2010  M0.50 INCH       BROWN              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0620 PM     HAIL             3 SE PEOGA              39.31N 86.10W
04/05/2010  M1.00 INCH       BROWN              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0630 PM     HEAVY RAIN       2 N TERRE HAUTE         39.50N 87.38W
04/05/2010  M1.05 INCH       VIGO               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            AMOUNT FROM 1719 TO 1830 LOCAL TIME

0636 PM     HAIL             4 N SPENCER             39.35N 86.77W
04/05/2010  E1.75 INCH       OWEN               IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            QUARTER TO GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL REPORTED

0638 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     3 N SPENCER             39.33N 86.77W
04/05/2010                   OWEN               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SHERIFF/S OFFICE RECEIVED SPOTTER REPORT

0640 PM     HAIL             5 N SPENCER             39.36N 86.77W
04/05/2010  U0.75 INCH       OWEN               IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

0645 PM     HAIL             GOSPORT                 39.35N 86.67W
04/05/2010  E1.75 INCH       OWEN               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            BROKE WINDSHIELD OF SPOTTER/S CAR

0645 PM     HAIL             GOSPORT                 39.35N 86.67W
04/05/2010  E2.50 INCH       OWEN               IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            REPORTED 2.25 INCH HAIL

0646 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     3 NE SPENCER            39.32N 86.73W
04/05/2010                   OWEN               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0647 PM     HAIL             2 E SOUTHPORT           39.66N 86.08W
04/05/2010  U0.25 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0649 PM     HAIL             GREENWOOD               39.62N 86.11W
04/05/2010  E0.75 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            1 MILE WEST OF ARPT

0652 PM     HAIL             3 S PARAGON             39.35N 86.56W
04/05/2010  E2.00 INCH       MORGAN             IN   PUBLIC

            AT LEAST GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL AND UP TO EGG SIZE.

0655 PM     HAIL             PARAGON                 39.39N 86.56W
04/05/2010  M2.50 INCH       MORGAN             IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0655 PM     HAIL             SOUTHPORT               39.66N 86.12W
04/05/2010  E0.50 INCH       MARION             IN   PUBLIC

0702 PM     HAIL             1 SE MARTINSVILLE       39.41N 86.41W
04/05/2010  M1.00 INCH       MORGAN             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0738 PM     HAIL             EDINBURGH               39.35N 85.97W
04/05/2010  M1.00 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            HAIL WAS INITIALLY DIME SIZE AND THEN INCREASED TO NICKEL
            TO QUARTER-SIZED.

0744 PM     HAIL             3 S FLAT ROCK           39.32N 85.83W
04/05/2010  M1.75 INCH       BARTHOLOMEW        IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0744 PM     HAIL             EDINBURGH               39.35N 85.97W
04/05/2010  M1.75 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0745 PM     HAIL             EDINBURGH               39.35N 85.97W
04/05/2010  M1.75 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0747 PM     HAIL             HOPE                    39.30N 85.77W
04/05/2010  M1.75 INCH       BARTHOLOMEW        IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0750 PM     HAIL             HOPE                    39.30N 85.77W
04/05/2010  M1.50 INCH       BARTHOLOMEW        IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            BACK WINDSHIELD BROKEN OUT

0755 PM     HAIL             15 SW FLAT ROCK         39.21N 86.03W
04/05/2010  M1.75 INCH       BARTHOLOMEW        IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SPOTTED AT INTERSECTION OF 1000 NORTH AND 350 EAST COUNTY
            ROADS. HAIL ENDED AT 758 PM.

0820 PM     HAIL             GREENSBURG              39.34N 85.48W
04/05/2010  M0.75 INCH       DECATUR            IN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

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