July 25, 2009 Severe Thunderstorms

During the late evening of July 24, strong thunderstorms developed across northern Illinois. These storms moved southeast into Central Indiana during the early morning of July 25.  The storms produced damaging winds across parts of the area.

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Reflectivity Image at 3:00 AM EDT. Click to Enlarge Velocity Image at 3:00 AM EDT - Click to Enlarge

Above are images of part of the line of storms from 3:00 AM EDT. The image on the left is the reflectivity image showing the intensity of the line as it moved east. The image on the right is a zoomed in view of the velocity image. The velocity image shows how fast the air is moving toward the radar site. In this case, the radar site is in the lower right of the picture in southwest Marion county. The lighter blue colors in Montgomery county indicate wind speeds over 55 mph at about 2000-3000 feet above the ground.

Below is a list of damage reports received. One person in Greene county was injured.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
841 PM EDT SAT JUL 25 2009

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

0218 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 W CLINTON             39.66N 87.42W
07/25/2009                   VERMILLION         IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN

0230 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 NW TURKEY RUN STATE P 39.94N 87.29W
07/25/2009                   PARKE              IN   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            TREE DOWN ACROSS ROAD

0235 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N MARSHALL            39.88N 87.19W
07/25/2009                   PARKE              IN   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            TREE BLOWN DOWN

0240 AM     TSTM WND DMG     CRAWFORDSVILLE          40.04N 86.90W
07/25/2009                   MONTGOMERY         IN   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            A FEW TREES AND TREE LIMBS BLOWN DOWN COUNTYWIDE

0245 AM     TSTM WND DMG     SEELYVILLE              39.49N 87.27W
07/25/2009                   VIGO               IN   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            TREE LIMBS DOWN

0315 AM     TSTM WND DMG     PATRICKSBURG            39.31N 86.96W
07/25/2009                   OWEN               IN   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            COUPLE OF TREES BLOWN DOWN ACROSS ROAD

0315 AM     TSTM WND DMG     JASONVILLE              39.16N 87.20W
07/25/2009                   GREENE             IN   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            *** 1 INJ *** TREE FELL ONTO A TRAILER. ROOF BLOWN OFF A
            BUSINESS.

0320 AM     TSTM WND DMG     SPENCER                 39.29N 86.77W
07/25/2009                   OWEN               IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE

0330 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 E MOORESVILLE         39.62N 86.33W
07/25/2009                   MORGAN             IN   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            TREE BLOWN DOWN

0335 AM     TSTM WND DMG     6 NW INDIANAPOLIS       39.84N 86.23W
07/25/2009                   MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            POWERLINES DOWN NEAR 61ST AND MICHIGAN

0335 AM     TSTM WND DMG     GREENWOOD               39.62N 86.11W
07/25/2009                   JOHNSON            IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            TREES REPORTED DOWN NEAR GREENWOOD

0345 AM     TSTM WND DMG     PLAINVILLE              38.80N 87.15W
07/25/2009                   DAVIESS            IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            BARN DAMAGED

0345 AM     TSTM WND DMG     WASHINGTON              38.66N 87.17W
07/25/2009                   DAVIESS            IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN

0345 AM     TSTM WND DMG     HARRODSBURG             39.01N 86.54W
07/25/2009                   MONROE             IN   UTILITY COMPANY

            TREES DOWN

0352 AM     TSTM WND DMG     BICKNELL                38.78N 87.31W
07/25/2009                   KNOX               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            16 INCH DIAMETER TREES DOWN IN BICKNELL AND DOWN ON CARS

0409 AM     TSTM WND DMG     GREENFIELD              39.79N 85.77W
07/25/2009                   HANCOCK            IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES ON ROOFS

 


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