June 9, 2008 Severe Weather

Two rounds of thunderstorms brought damaging winds and large hail to Central Indiana once again on June 9. The storms formed along a slow moving cold front. Below are lists of severe weather reported to the NWS office:

Hail reports:

  • Golf ball size hail (1.75 inch) broke a wind shield of a truck on Interstate 70 near Terre Haute around 3:00 PM
  • Golf ball size hail was reported at Pendleton in Madison county around 5:00 PM
  • One inch hail was reported at Brazil in Clay county near 10:00 PM
  • Nickel size (0.88 inch) hail was reported near Merom in Sullivan county at 2:30 PM, at Greencastle in Putnam county at 9:41 PM, and in Greensburg in Decatur county at 12:30 AM (June 10).
  • Three quarter inch hail was reported during the afternoon near Martinsville in Morgan county, Indianapolis, Fishers in Hamilton county, and Fairland in Shelby county. 

Wind and Wind Damage reports:

  • A 74 mph gust was reported in Anderson at 4:50 PM
  • A 69 mph gust was reported at Pike High School in Indianapolis at 11:26 PM
  • Winds were estimated at 65 mph at Yorktown in Delaware county at 5:00 PM and north of Plainfield in Hendricks county at 11:07 PM
  • A 62 mph gust was reported at the Muncie airport at 5:06 PM
  • A 61 mph wind gust was reported at the Terre Haute airport at 3:11 PM
  • Trees were blown down in Hendricks county around 4:00 PM and again around 11:15 PM
  • Powerlines were downed in on the northwest side of Indianapolis near 11:30 PM
  • A tree was blown down east of Noblesville in Hamilton county at 11:50 PM

 Flood reports:

  • Reports of flooded roads were received during the afternoon and evening in the following counties: Hendricks, Owen, Marion, Knox, and Hamilton.


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