Several waves of thunderstorms moved across Central Indiana on June 3 from morning all the way into evening. One tornado occurred during the morning, one in the afternoon, and 3 during the evening. All the rain from the thunderstorms also led to flash flooding and eventually flooding of area rivers. Below are some radar images and pictures of damage from the tornadoes. Following the pictures is a text summary of severe weather reports received for part of the day.
Where radar images are displayed, reflectivity is on the left while storm relative velocity is on the right. (In storm relative velocity images, winds blowing toward the radar are green while winds blowing away from the radar are red.)
Greene County - Lawrence County tornado:
This late morning tornado has been rated as an EF-1. Below are radar images of radar reflectivity and storm relative velocity. In these images, the radar is located to the north (top).
Morgan County tornado:
This late afternoon tornado near Waverly has been rated as an EF-0.
Brown County - Johnson County tornado:
This evening tornado has been rated as an EF-2 and impacted areas such as Camp Atterbury and Edinburgh. In the storm relative velocity image, the radar is to the northwest.
Radar Images (Tornado in Johnson County):
Picture of Edinburgh Tornado:
Shelby County - Rush County tornado:
This evening tornado has been rated as an EF-3 and impacted areas such as Moscow.
Radar Images (Tornado in Rush County). In the storm relative velocity image, the radar is to the northwest:
Decatur County tornado:
This evening tornado has been rated as an EF-1 and impacted areas such as Clarksburg.
Below are reports received by the NWS for the events of the morning and early afternoon:
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN 509 PM EDT TUE JUN 03 2008 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 1015 AM FLASH FLOOD DANA 39.81N 87.49W 06/03/2008 VERMILLION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT WATER WAS GOING OVER STATE ROAD 71 THROUGH DANA. EAST OF DANA ON COUNTY ROAD 450 SOUTH WATER WAS OVER THE ROAD.
1015 AM FLASH FLOOD S CLINTON 39.66N 87.41W 06/03/2008 VERMILLION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT WATER WAS OVER SOUTH MAIN STREET IN CLINTON
1015 AM FLASH FLOOD 1 W DANA 39.81N 87.51W 06/03/2008 VERMILLION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT COUNTY ROAD 500 SOUTH WAS WASHED OUT
1020 AM FLASH FLOOD 2 NW MECCA 39.75N 87.36W 06/03/2008 PARKE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT COUNTY ROAD 600 WEST WAS CLOSED NORTHWEST OF MECCA
1030 AM FLASH FLOOD GREENCASTLE 39.64N 86.84W 06/03/2008 PUTNAM IN LAW ENFORCEMENT WATER WAS FLOODING ROADS AND INTERSECTIONS IN GREENCASTLE
1125 AM TSTM WND DMG 4 S BLOOMINGTON 39.11N 86.52W 06/03/2008 MONROE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT ONE TREE DOWN ON ZIKES ROAD
1130 AM FLASH FLOOD 3 SE BRAZIL 39.49N 87.08W 06/03/2008 CLAY IN LAW ENFORCEMENT WATER ACROSS ROADWAY ON COUNTY ROAD 200 EAST FROM COUNTY
ROAD 600 NORTH TO 800 NORTH
1131 AM TSTM WND DMG 3 NE BLOOMFIELD 39.06N 86.90W 06/03/2008 GREENE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT SEVERAL TREES WERE REPORTED DOWN. THERE WAS ALSO A BARN THAT WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED AND A HOUSE THAT SUSTAINED DAMAGE.
1146 AM TSTM WND DMG 4 NNE BEDFORD 38.91N 86.46W 06/03/2008 LAWRENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT *** 1 INJ *** DAMAGE TO HOUSES AND TREES ON BARTLETTSVILLE ROAD AND TODD LANE. DAMAGE WAS ALSO REPORTED ON MOUNT PLEASANT ROAD AND WALLNER QUARRY ROAD. TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED ON HILL SMITH ROAD. ONE MALE WAS INJURED AND HAD A BROKEN FOOT.
1146 AM FUNNEL CLOUD 4 NNE BEDFORD 38.91N 86.46W 06/03/2008 LAWRENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
0230 PM TSTM WND DMG 6 NE MARTINSVILLE 39.48N 86.34W 06/03/2008 MORGAN IN PUBLIC ROOF DAMANGE AND SEVERAL TREES DOWN A FEW MILES SOUTH OF WAVERLY NEAR STATE ROAD 37 AND BIG BEND ROAD.
0242 PM TSTM WND DMG N COLUMBUS 39.21N 85.91W 06/03/2008 BARTHOLOMEW IN LAW ENFORCEMENT DAMAGE WAS REPORTED SOUTH OF THE AIRPORT NEAR ROCKY FORD ROAD. POWERLINES WERE DOWN AND ROOFS WERE OFF BUILDINGS.