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.
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