Surface Map at 1:00 AM January 30
A potent cold front moved through central Indiana during the early morning hours of January 30. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms ahead of the cold front brought damaging wind and heavy rain to the area. A list of damage reports received follows at the bottom of this page.
Behind the front, another cold front with much colder air moved in. A record high temperature of 65 degrees was set at the Indianapolis International Airport just after 1:00 AM on the 30th, and by the end of the day the temperature had fallen to 27 degrees. By the end of the 31st, temperatures had fallen to 10 degrees.
Below is a plot of temperatures and dewpoints at the Indianapolis International Airport from the afternoon of January 28 to the early afternoon of January 31:
Below is a plot of barometric pressure and rainfall, for the same time period as above:
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN 835 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 1200 AM TSTM WND GST TERRE HAUTE 39.47N 87.38W 01/30/2013 M60 MPH VIGO IN ASOS 1210 AM TSTM WND GST WEST LAFAYETTE 40.44N 86.91W 01/30/2013 M47 MPH TIPPECANOE IN BROADCAST MEDIA WIND SENSOR LOCATED 100 FT AGL AT WLFI TV STUDIO 1216 AM TSTM WND GST CARLISLE 38.96N 87.40W 01/30/2013 M55 MPH SULLIVAN IN TRAINED SPOTTER 1231 AM TSTM WND GST CRAWFORDSVILLE 40.04N 86.90W 01/30/2013 M60 MPH MONTGOMERY IN AMATEUR RADIO TREE DOWN ON 136 EAST OF CRAWSFORDSVILLE...TIME ESTIMATED VIA RADAR IMAGERY 1235 AM TSTM WND DMG 6 NW FLORA 40.61N 86.60W 01/30/2013 CARROLL IN BROADCAST MEDIA PIECES OF ALUMINUM SHED BLOWN OFF INTO FIELD. TRAMPOLINE BLOWN CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE INTO FIELD. TREE LIMBS BLOWN DOWN AND ONE LARGE CHUNK OF TREE BLOWN OUT AT SAME LOCATION AS SHED DAMAGE. OTHER SMALL TREES AND LIMBS DOWN IN AREA ALL AROUND STATE ROUTE 18 BETWEEN FLORA AND GALVESTON. EVENT TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR. 1245 AM TSTM WND GST GREENCASTLE 39.64N 86.84W 01/30/2013 M59 MPH PUTNAM IN EMERGENCY MNGR 1252 AM TSTM WND DMG 4 WSW ODON 38.82N 87.06W 01/30/2013 DAVIESS IN BROADCAST MEDIA CORNELIUS FARMS LOST A MACHINE SHED CONTAINING COMBINES... PLANTER... BEAN DRILL AND OTHER FARM EQUIPMENT. DEBRIS WAS STREWN OUT INTO FIELD EAST OF THE FARM. EVENT TIME ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR. REPORT RELAYED FROM POLICE OFFICER. 0100 AM TSTM WND GST 3 SE ODON 38.81N 86.95W 01/30/2013 E70 MPH DAVIESS IN PUBLIC EVENT TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR IMAGERY 0100 AM NON-TSTM WND GST 4 NE GREENSBURG 39.38N 85.43W 01/30/2013 M50 MPH DECATUR IN AMATEUR RADIO 0110 AM TSTM WND GST 2 SE BROWNSBURG 39.82N 86.37W 01/30/2013 E70 MPH HENDRICKS IN TRAINED SPOTTER 0113 AM TSTM WND DMG 1 N SOLSBERRY 39.10N 86.76W 01/30/2013 GREENE IN AMATEUR RADIO STATE ROUTE 43 CLOSED DUE TO POWER LINES ACROSS IT. BARN DESTROYED. TIME APPROX. BASED ON RADAR. 0115 AM TSTM WND GST ZIONSVILLE 39.95N 86.27W 01/30/2013 M56 MPH BOONE IN AWOS 0122 AM TSTM WND GST 3 S PARAGON 39.35N 86.56W 01/30/2013 E65 MPH MORGAN IN TRAINED SPOTTER 0123 AM TSTM WND GST BLOOMINGTON 39.17N 86.52W 01/30/2013 M64 MPH MONROE IN ASOS 0130 AM TSTM WND GST 5 SW BLOOMINGTON 39.12N 86.59W 01/30/2013 E65 MPH MONROE IN TRAINED SPOTTER 0133 AM TSTM WND GST TIPTON 40.28N 86.04W 01/30/2013 M63 MPH TIPTON IN TRAINED SPOTTER 0145 AM TSTM WND DMG INDIANAPOLIS 39.78N 86.15W 01/30/2013 MARION IN EMERGENCY MNGR DAMAGE TO POWER LINES ON EAST 86TH STREET 0146 AM TSTM WND GST 5 WNW FRANKTON 40.25N 85.86W 01/30/2013 M52 MPH TIPTON IN AMATEUR RADIO LOCATED AT 600 NORTH. SMALL TREE ACROSS ROAD AT 100 SOUTH. TIME APPROXIMATED FROM RADAR. 0157 AM TSTM WND GST GREENWOOD 39.62N 86.11W 01/30/2013 E55 MPH JOHNSON IN TRAINED SPOTTER 0201 AM TSTM WND GST 2 ENE BEANBLOSSOM 39.33N 86.22W 01/30/2013 E55 MPH BROWN IN AMATEUR RADIO LOCATED AT WOODLAND LAKE 0220 AM TSTM WND DMG 6 WSW SHELBYVILLE 39.49N 85.88W 01/30/2013 SHELBY IN EMERGENCY MNGR COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTED DAMAGE TO PORCH OF HOUSE...POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO THE MAIN HOUSE STRUCTURE 0220 AM TSTM WND DMG 6 WSW SHELBYVILLE 39.49N 85.88W 01/30/2013 SHELBY IN LAW ENFORCEMENT EVENT TIME IS ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR...DAMAGE TO A BARN AND A PORCH OF RESIDENCE...TREE INTO POWER LINES...WOODEN LAWN FURNITURE BLOWN INTO ROADWAY 0245 AM TSTM WND DMG 9 NW NEW CASTLE 40.01N 85.49W 01/30/2013 HENRY IN EMERGENCY MNGR BARN DESTROYED. 0400 AM TSTM WND DMG 5 SW COLUMBUS 39.16N 85.98W 01/30/2013 BARTHOLOMEW IN TRAINED SPOTTER POWER OUTAGE REPORTED EXTENDING SOUTH FROM STATE ROUTE 58 BETWEEN WALESBORO AND OGILVILLE &&