Severe thunderstorms brought very large hail, damaging winds, and flooding rains the afternoon and early evening of June 2, 2009. A list of severe weather reports received follow the pictures below.
Hamilton County: (Click any picture to enlarge)
Baseball size hail was reported from this storm. The left radar image was taken at 5:30 PM EDT and the one on the right is from 5:39 PM EDT.
The hail on the ground in the left picture had been there for an hour when the image was taken. A quarter is in the picture for reference. The picture on the right shows damage to a sign caused by the hail.
Henry County: (click any picture to enlarge)
The radar image on the left was taken at 3:46 PM, while the image on the right was taken at 3:56 PM.
The left picture shows the hail that fell in the county, while the picture on the right shows windshield damage caused by the hail. Photos courtesy of spotter R.G.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN 840 PM EDT TUE JUN 02 2009 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 0313 PM HAIL 5 S MONTEZUMA 39.72N 87.37W 06/02/2009 E0.25 INCH PARKE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT 0331 PM HAIL 2 S ROCKVILLE 39.74N 87.23W 06/02/2009 E0.88 INCH PARKE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT 0355 PM HAIL 4 SSW NEW CASTLE 39.87N 85.39W 06/02/2009 E1.75 INCH HENRY IN AMATEUR RADIO DAMAGE TO VEHICLE WINDSHIELD. 0415 PM HAIL 1 S BAINBRIDGE 39.75N 86.81W 06/02/2009 E1.00 INCH PUTNAM IN EMERGENCY MNGR 0443 PM HAIL INDIANAPOLIS 39.78N 86.15W 06/02/2009 E0.75 INCH MARION IN TRAINED SPOTTER SOUTH ST AND ILLINOIS 0454 PM HAIL BROWNSBURG 39.84N 86.39W 06/02/2009 E0.88 INCH HENDRICKS IN TRAINED SPOTTER NICKLE HAIL COVERING GROUND. 0459 PM HAIL 2 SE BROWNSBURG 39.82N 86.37W 06/02/2009 E1.00 INCH HENDRICKS IN TRAINED SPOTTER 4 TO 6 MINUTES OF DIME/QUARTER HAIL 0511 PM TSTM WND GST SPEEDWAY 39.79N 86.25W 06/02/2009 E60.00 MPH MARION IN PUBLIC WEST SIDE OF INDY AND NICKLE SIZE HAIL. 0512 PM TSTM WND GST SPEEDWAY 39.79N 86.25W 06/02/2009 E40.00 MPH MARION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT DIME SIZE HAIL AND 40 MPH WIND GUST NEAR I465 AND 38TH ST ON INDIANAPOLIS WEST SIDE 0520 PM HAIL INDIANAPOLIS 39.78N 86.15W 06/02/2009 E1.25 INCH MARION IN BROADCAST MEDIA NEAR 75TH ST AND BINFORD 0526 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 S CASTLETON 39.88N 86.05W 06/02/2009 MARION IN BROADCAST MEDIA NEAR 71ST AND SHADLAND LARGE TREE DOWN... 1.3 INCHES OF RAIN IN 40 MINUTES...WIND GUST MEASURED TO 36 MPH AND 0.6 INCH HAIL. 0530 PM HAIL CASTLETON 39.90N 86.05W 06/02/2009 E1.50 INCH MARION IN AMATEUR RADIO 1.5 INCH HAIL NEAR 86TH ST AND ALLISONVILLE RD. 0530 PM HAIL FISHERS 39.95N 86.02W 06/02/2009 E2.00 INCH HAMILTON IN AMATEUR RADIO NEAR 111TH AND ALLISONVILLE RD. 0535 PM HAIL FISHERS 39.95N 86.02W 06/02/2009 E1.75 INCH HAMILTON IN PUBLIC WINDOW DAMAGE TO NWS EMPLOYEE/S HOUSE. 0540 PM HAIL 2 N FISHERS 39.98N 86.02W 06/02/2009 M1.25 INCH HAMILTON IN NWS EMPLOYEE 0540 PM TSTM WND GST 2 N FISHERS 39.98N 86.02W 06/02/2009 E60.00 MPH HAMILTON IN NWS EMPLOYEE 0540 PM HAIL 1 W FISHERS 39.95N 86.04W 06/02/2009 U2.75 INCH HAMILTON IN BROADCAST MEDIA MULTIPLE REPORTS OF BASEBALL SIZE HAIL NEAR 116TH STREET AND HAGUE ROAD RELAYED BY WTHR. 0542 PM FLASH FLOOD INDIANAPOLIS 39.78N 86.15W 06/02/2009 MARION IN TRAINED SPOTTER 3 TO 4 INCHES OF WATER FLOWING OVER ROAD NEAR FALL CREEK AND BROKENHURST RD 0545 PM HAIL FISHERS 39.95N 86.02W 06/02/2009 U2.50 INCH HAMILTON IN NWS EMPLOYEE 0553 PM TSTM WND GST 4 NE FISHERS 39.99N 85.97W 06/02/2009 E60.00 MPH HAMILTON IN AMATEUR RADIO NEAR SR 238 AND I69. 0600 PM HEAVY RAIN CASTLETON 39.90N 86.05W 06/02/2009 M1.38 INCH MARION IN BROADCAST MEDIA 1.38 INCHES OF RAIN MEASURED IN 30 MINUTES. 0602 PM TSTM WND GST LAPEL 40.07N 85.85W 06/02/2009 E50.00 MPH MADISON IN PUBLIC ON I-69 NEAR MILE MARKER 14 0635 PM FLASH FLOOD FISHERS 39.95N 86.02W 06/02/2009 HAMILTON IN NWS EMPLOYEE NUMEROUS FLOODED STREETS IN THE FISHERS AREA. 0706 PM HAIL 5 NW NORTH VERNON 39.06N 85.70W 06/02/2009 E0.50 INCH JENNINGS IN PUBLIC COUNTY SQUIRE AREA.