August 9 2012 Severe Weather

Surface Map Valid 8pm August 9

An area of low pressure moved along a cold front on August 9, bringing thunderstorms to the area. Some of the storms were severe with damaging winds and large hail. The combination of the strong winds and hail caused damage to buildings across portions of Carroll County, near Radnor (see image below). Hail around 2 inches in diameter, approximately the size of a billiard ball, fell near Flora in Carroll County.  In addition to the hail and damaging winds, heavy rain fell. Some areas received around 2 inches.

 

Damage to a Church in Radnor Lightning at Indianapolis
Damage to Church in Radnor (Click to Enlarge) Lightning at Indianapolis (Click to Enlarge)
Rainfall for 24 hour period ending 7 am August 10  
Rainfall for 24 Hours Ending 7:00 AM August 10 (Click to Enlarge)  

Storm Reports

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1155 PM EDT THU AUG 09 2012

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

0719 PM     HAIL             ALAMO                   39.98N  87.06W
08/09/2012  E1.25 INCH       MONTGOMERY         IN   PUBLIC

            REPORTED VIA MEDIA FACEBOOK PAGE. HAIL SIZE ESTIMATED
            FROM PHOTO AND TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0735 PM     HAIL             WINGATE                 40.17N  87.07W
08/09/2012  E1.00 INCH       MONTGOMERY         IN   PUBLIC

            REPORT RELAYED VIA TV MEDIA. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0803 PM     TSTM WND GST     LADOGA                  39.92N  86.80W
08/09/2012  E60 MPH          MONTGOMERY         IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ESTIMATED 60 MPH WINDS ACCOMPANIED BY NICKEL SIZE HAIL.

0807 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 NNE LINDEN            40.26N  86.87W
08/09/2012                   TIPPECANOE         IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN ON POWERLINES AT 933 E CR 1050 S. TIME
            ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0809 PM     HAIL             LADOGA                  39.92N  86.80W
08/09/2012  E1.75 INCH       MONTGOMERY         IN   PUBLIC

            REPORTED VIA MEDIA FACEBOOK PAGE.

0810 PM     HAIL             4 N LINDEN              40.25N  86.90W
08/09/2012  E1.25 INCH       TIPPECANOE         IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            HAIL LARGER THAN QUARTERS ACCUMULATED TO 1.5 INCHES
            DEEP REPORTED IN ROMNEY. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0821 PM     HAIL             8 SE LAFAYETTE          40.33N  86.76W
08/09/2012  E0.70 INCH       TIPPECANOE         IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            DIME SIZE HAIL AT 600 S AND 600 E.

0827 PM     HAIL             1 NE JAMESTOWN          39.94N  86.62W
08/09/2012  E0.25 INCH       BOONE              IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            SR 75 AND 700 S.

0832 PM     HAIL             NORTH SALEM             39.86N  86.64W
08/09/2012  E0.75 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0850 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NNW ROSSVILLE         40.45N  86.61W
08/09/2012                   CARROLL            IN   STORM CHASER

            TREE LIMBS 2-3 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND POWERLINES DOWN
            ALONG CR 700 S.

0900 PM     HAIL             2 NW PLAINFIELD         39.72N  86.41W
08/09/2012  E1.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   COCORAHS

            MANY SMALL LIMBS DOWNED. ACCOMPANIED BY HEAVY RAINFALL
            MEASURING 1.01 INCHES IN 30 MINUTES.

0903 PM     HAIL             1 N FLORA               40.56N  86.52W
08/09/2012  E1.00 INCH       CARROLL            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL JUST NORTH OF FLORA AT 50 E AND 100
            N.

0905 PM     HAIL             1 N FLORA               40.56N  86.52W
08/09/2012  E2.00 INCH       CARROLL            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL NOW OVER 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER JUST NORTH OF FLORA
            AT 50 E AND 100 N.

0905 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 N FLORA               40.56N  86.52W
08/09/2012  E60 MPH          CARROLL            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WINDS ESTIMATED TO AT LEAST 60 MPH JUST NORTH OF FLORA
            AT 50 E AND 100 N.

0905 PM     HAIL             3 NNE DANVILLE          39.80N  86.50W
08/09/2012  E0.70 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            NEAR CR 300 E JUST NORTH OF DANVILLE.

0905 PM     HAIL             1 W PLAINFIELD          39.70N  86.41W
08/09/2012  E1.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   COCORAHS

            QUARTER SIZED HAIL DAMAGED SHINGLES AND SHREDDED
            LEAVES.

0907 PM     HAIL             3 SW PLAINFIELD         39.67N  86.43W
08/09/2012  E1.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT US HIGHWAY 40 AND CARTERSBURG
            ROAD.

0909 PM     HAIL             2 W PLAINFIELD          39.70N  86.43W
08/09/2012  E1.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   PUBLIC

0910 PM     HAIL             AVON                    39.76N  86.38W
08/09/2012  E1.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            NICKEL TO QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

0911 PM     HAIL             2 NNW PLAINFIELD        39.73N  86.40W
08/09/2012  E1.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   COCORAHS

0912 PM     HAIL             PLAINFIELD              39.70N  86.39W
08/09/2012  E1.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ACCOMPANIED BY 50 MPH WINDS.

0912 PM     HAIL             6 SW FLORA              40.48N  86.60W
08/09/2012  E1.75 INCH       CARROLL            IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            REPORTED NEAR RADNOR.

0915 PM     HAIL             PLAINFIELD              39.70N  86.39W
08/09/2012  E1.50 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0915 PM     HAIL             PLAINFIELD              39.70N  86.39W
08/09/2012  E0.50 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            REPORTED AT SR 267 AND US HIGHWAY 40.

0917 PM     HAIL             2 W PLAINFIELD          39.70N  86.43W
08/09/2012  E1.50 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   PUBLIC

            HAIL LASTED NEARLY 10 MINUTES...ENDING AT 917 PM EDT.

0917 PM     HAIL             2 NE CAMDEN             40.63N  86.51W
08/09/2012  E0.75 INCH       CARROLL            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL FELL FOR THREE MINUTES.

0917 PM     HAIL             2 NE CAMDEN             40.63N  86.51W
08/09/2012  E0.75 INCH       CARROLL            IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            REPORTED 1 SSE OF FLAX.

0918 PM     HAIL             PLAINFIELD              39.70N  86.39W
08/09/2012  E0.75 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0919 PM     HAIL             1 N PLAINFIELD          39.71N  86.39W
08/09/2012  E0.50 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            REPORTED AT DAN JONES ROAD AND CR 300 S JUST NORTH OF
            US HIGHWAY 40 IN PLAINFIELD.

0920 PM     HAIL             4 NNE ATTICA            40.34N  87.22W
08/09/2012  E0.50 INCH       WARREN             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0923 PM     HAIL             PLAINFIELD              39.70N  86.39W
08/09/2012  E1.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT THE HOMEWOOD SUITES FROM 907-923
            PM.

0928 PM     TSTM WND DMG     REELSVILLE              39.55N  86.96W
08/09/2012                   PUTNAM             IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREES DOWNED IN REELSVILLE. LATE REPORT.

1045 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SHELBYVILLE             39.52N  85.78W
08/09/2012                   SHELBY             IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE ON CAR ON W BROADWAY STREET AND TREE ON HOUSE ON
            NORTH STREET. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.


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