May 21-22 Severe Weather

Surface Map
Surface map valid at 5:00 PM EDT May 21, 2014

Thunderstorms developed in warm and unstable air ahead of an approaching cold front during the afternoon and evening hours of May 21. These storms continued into the early morning hours of May 22. Large hail, torrential rain, and some damaging winds accompanied the storms as they moved through the area. Golf ball size hail fell in the Indianapolis area, and the heavy rain caused flash flooding in the same area.

The Storm Prediction Center placed all of central Indiana in a Slight Risk for severe storms, with an emphasis on large hail. Below are the images from the 12:30 PM EDT Storm Prediction Center Day 1 Outlook. Click any image to enlarge. The text discussion for this outlook is available at the SPC archive page.

SPC Day 1 Outlook from May 21 - Click to Enlarge SPC Day 1 Hail Outlook from May 21 - Click to Enlarge

SPC Day 1 Wind Outlook from May 21 - Click to Enlarge

Radar

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Rainfall

This map shows 24 hour rainfall for Indiana ending about 8:00 AM EDT May 22. Click the map to enlarge.

Rainfall Map - Click to enlarge

Storm Reports

Below is a map of storm reports received from this event. Visit this link for an interactive version. A text listing of reports follows at the bottom of this page.

Map of Storm Reports

 

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1106 AM EDT THU MAY 22 2014

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

0118 PM     HAIL             WEST LAFAYETTE          40.44N 86.91W
05/21/2014  E0.75 INCH       TIPPECANOE         IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0121 PM     HAIL             WEST LAFAYETTE          40.44N 86.91W
05/21/2014  E0.88 INCH       TIPPECANOE         IN   PUBLIC

0208 PM     HAIL             FRANKFORT               40.28N 86.51W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       CLINTON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ALSO REPORTED.

0213 PM     HAIL             FRANKFORT               40.28N 86.51W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       CLINTON            IN   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            REPORTED JUST SOUTH OF FRANKFORT AIRPORT.

0229 PM     HAIL             8 N LEBANON             40.17N 86.47W
05/21/2014  E1.50 INCH       BOONE              IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            REPORTED NEAR CR 200 E AND 850 N.

0243 PM     HAIL             5 NE LEBANON            40.10N 86.41W
05/21/2014  E1.75 INCH       BOONE              IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            CR 375 E AND SR 47.

0256 PM     HAIL             6 E LEBANON             40.05N 86.36W
05/21/2014  E0.70 INCH       BOONE              IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            CR 350 N AND 600 E.

0308 PM     HAIL             6 NE KIRKLIN            40.25N 86.28W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       CLINTON            IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0311 PM     HAIL             LEBANON                 40.05N 86.47W
05/21/2014  E0.88 INCH       BOONE              IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            LOCATED AT HIGHWAY 421 AND STATE ROUTE 32

0319 PM     HAIL             WESTFIELD               40.05N 86.13W
05/21/2014  E0.50 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0339 PM     HAIL             CARMEL                  39.97N 86.11W
05/21/2014  E0.50 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MIXED WITH HEAVY RAIN...LASTING 2 TO 4 MINUTES IN
            DURATION... LOCATED AT 116 AND MERIDIAN

0344 PM     HAIL             CARMEL                  39.97N 86.11W
05/21/2014  E0.50 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   PUBLIC

            LOCATED NEAR 116TH STREET AND US31

0345 PM     HAIL             7 NE WHITESTOWN         40.07N 86.25W
05/21/2014  E0.50 INCH       BOONE              IN   COCORAHS

0345 PM     HAIL             5 SSW CARMEL            39.90N 86.15W
05/21/2014  E0.50 INCH       MARION             IN   PUBLIC

            REPORT FROM TWITTER

0346 PM     HAIL             1 SE CASTLETON          39.89N 86.04W
05/21/2014  E0.50 INCH       MARION             IN   PUBLIC

0348 PM     HAIL             11 N INDIANAPOLIS       39.94N 86.15W
05/21/2014  E0.50 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   PUBLIC

0349 PM     HAIL             9 NE INDIANAPOLIS       39.87N 86.03W
05/21/2014  E0.25 INCH       MARION             IN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0400 PM     HAIL             9 NW INDIANAPOLIS       39.87N 86.27W
05/21/2014  E0.88 INCH       MARION             IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0411 PM     HAIL             CARMEL                  39.97N 86.11W
05/21/2014  E0.50 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   PUBLIC

            SOUTHWEST SIDE OF THE CITY

0416 PM     HAIL             1 E INDIANAPOLIS        39.78N 86.13W
05/21/2014  E1.25 INCH       MARION             IN   PUBLIC

            TIME ESTIMATED. VIA FACEBOOK.

0418 PM     HAIL             1 ENE SPEEDWAY          39.80N 86.23W
05/21/2014  E0.70 INCH       MARION             IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            LOCATED AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY...RELAYED REPORT

0421 PM     HAIL             LEBANON                 40.05N 86.47W
05/21/2014  E0.25 INCH       BOONE              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0422 PM     HAIL             LEBANON                 40.05N 86.47W
05/21/2014  E0.25 INCH       BOONE              IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            ONE MINUTE DURATION

0423 PM     HAIL             1 N INDIANAPOLIS        39.79N 86.15W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            LOCATED AT WTHR STUDIO AND 10TH AND MERIDIAN

0423 PM     HAIL             1 NW INDIANAPOLIS       39.79N 86.16W
05/21/2014  E0.88 INCH       MARION             IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0424 PM     HAIL             1 SE INDIANAPOLIS       39.77N 86.13W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LOCATED AT FOUNTAIN SQUARE

0424 PM     HAIL             1 NNW INDIANAPOLIS      39.79N 86.15W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

0425 PM     HAIL             1 NNW INDIANAPOLIS      39.79N 86.15W
05/21/2014  E0.75 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LOCATED AT IUPUI

0427 PM     HAIL             BROWNSBURG              39.84N 86.39W
05/21/2014  E0.25 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ONE MINUTE DURATION

0429 PM     HAIL             BEECH GROVE             39.72N 86.09W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0430 PM     HAIL             INDIANAPOLIS            39.78N 86.15W
05/21/2014  M1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   PUBLIC

0430 PM     HAIL             1 N SOUTHPORT           39.67N 86.12W
05/21/2014  E1.25 INCH       MARION             IN   STORM CHASER

0433 PM     HAIL             6 S INDIANAPOLIS        39.69N 86.15W
05/21/2014  E1.25 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            STREET FLOODING

0434 PM     HAIL             PITTSBORO               39.87N 86.46W
05/21/2014  E1.50 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            LOCATED AT COUNTY ROAD 550 NORTH AND COUNTRY ROAD 400
            EAST

0434 PM     HAIL             6 SE INDIANAPOLIS       39.71N 86.07W
05/21/2014  E1.75 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF INTERSTATE 65 AND 465

0435 PM     HAIL             BEECH GROVE             39.72N 86.09W
05/21/2014  E0.88 INCH       MARION             IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0435 PM     HAIL             10 SE PERRYSVILLE       39.95N 87.30W
05/21/2014  M1.50 INCH       FOUNTAIN           IN   PUBLIC

            TIME ESTIMATED. VIA FACEBOOK.

0438 PM     HAIL             1 SW ZIONSVILLE         39.94N 86.29W
05/21/2014  E0.50 INCH       BOONE              IN   PUBLIC

0438 PM     HAIL             6 S INDIANAPOLIS        39.69N 86.15W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF INTERSTATE 465 AND U.S. 31

0440 PM     HAIL             6 S INDIANAPOLIS        39.69N 86.15W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

0440 PM     TSTM WND GST     6 S INDIANAPOLIS        39.69N 86.15W
05/21/2014  E60.00 MPH       MARION             IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

0441 PM     HAIL             KINGMAN                 39.97N 87.28W
05/21/2014  E0.70 INCH       FOUNTAIN           IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0443 PM     HAIL             KINGMAN                 39.97N 87.28W
05/21/2014  E1.75 INCH       FOUNTAIN           IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0444 PM     HAIL             2 WNW SOUTHPORT         39.67N 86.15W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0445 PM     HAIL             3 N ZIONSVILLE          40.00N 86.27W
05/21/2014  E0.88 INCH       BOONE              IN   PUBLIC

0445 PM     HAIL             1 SE BROWNSBURG         39.83N 86.38W
05/21/2014  E0.75 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0447 PM     HAIL             CLERMONT                39.82N 86.32W
05/21/2014  E0.70 INCH       MARION             IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0448 PM     HAIL             5 SE BEECH GROVE        39.66N 86.02W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

0450 PM     HAIL             6 SE INDIANAPOLIS       39.71N 86.07W
05/21/2014  E1.25 INCH       MARION             IN   PUBLIC

            TIME ESTIMATED. VIA FACEBOOK.

0453 PM     HAIL             1 NE BAINBRIDGE         39.77N 86.80W
05/21/2014  E0.88 INCH       PUTNAM             IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

0454 PM     HAIL             10 SE INDIANAPOLIS      39.67N 86.01W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SOME FLASH FLOODING OF PARKING LOTS AND ROADS

0454 PM     TSTM WND GST     AVON                    39.76N 86.38W
05/21/2014  E60.00 MPH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0454 PM     HAIL             SHELBYVILLE             39.52N 85.78W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       SHELBY             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            FLOODING OF SOME ROADS AND PARKING LOTS

0454 PM     HAIL             AVON                    39.76N 86.38W
05/21/2014  E0.25 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0455 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 ESE GREENWOOD         39.60N 86.08W
05/21/2014                   JOHNSON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED

0500 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEBANON                 40.05N 86.47W
05/21/2014                   BOONE              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN. TIME ESTIMATED

0500 PM     FLASH FLOOD      LEBANON                 40.05N 86.47W
05/21/2014                   BOONE              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN. TIME ESTIMATED

0508 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 S SHELBYVILLE         39.47N 85.78W
05/21/2014  M57.00 MPH       SHELBY             IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0519 PM     HAIL             COATESVILLE             39.69N 86.67W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0530 PM     FLASH FLOOD      INDIANAPOLIS            39.78N 86.15W
05/21/2014                   MARION             IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            WATER IS ABOUT 2 FEET DEEP AT NORTH EMERSON AND EDGEWOOD
            DRIVE

0530 PM     TSTM WND DMG     10 SW SHELBYVILLE       39.42N 85.91W
05/21/2014                   SHELBY             IN   PUBLIC

            2 TREES UPROOTED AND TRAMPOLINE THROWN ON A TREE.

0536 PM     FLASH FLOOD      LEBANON                 40.05N 86.47W
05/21/2014                   BOONE              IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            EIGHTEEN INCHES OF WATER ON SMILEY STREET

0539 PM     HAIL             CLAYTON                 39.69N 86.52W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0541 PM     FLASH FLOOD      LEBANON                 40.05N 86.47W
05/21/2014                   BOONE              IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0541 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEBANON                 40.05N 86.47W
05/21/2014                   BOONE              IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            A THREE-FOOT DIAMETER TREE DOWN ALONG WITH A UTILITY
            POLE...MANY FLOODING REPORTS RECEIVED BUT NO SPECIFICS

0545 PM     HAIL             GREENSBURG              39.34N 85.48W
05/21/2014  E1.25 INCH       DECATUR            IN   PUBLIC

0551 PM     HAIL             BROOKLYN                39.54N 86.37W
05/21/2014  E0.88 INCH       MORGAN             IN   PUBLIC

0554 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 E GREENWOOD           39.62N 86.02W
05/21/2014                   JOHNSON            IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            TWO-FOOT DIAMETER SECTION OF A TREE SPLIT...BLOCKING
            ROCKLANE ROAD...PUBLIC SAFETY ON SCENE

0556 PM     HAIL             1 W PLAINFIELD          39.70N 86.41W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   PUBLIC

0558 PM     TSTM WND DMG     FLAT ROCK               39.36N 85.83W
05/21/2014                   SHELBY             IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            TREES DOWN IN SOUTHERN SHELBY COUNTY NEAR COUNTY ROAD 700
            SOUTH AND 300 EAST...FLAT ROCK IS ROUGH APPROXIMATION OF
            CROSS ROADS

0600 PM     HAIL             BROOKLYN                39.54N 86.37W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       MORGAN             IN   PUBLIC

            FROM RETIRED NWS EMPLOYEE

0600 PM     HAIL             MOORESVILLE             39.62N 86.37W
05/21/2014  E1.00 INCH       MORGAN             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0600 PM     FLASH FLOOD      LETTS                   39.23N 85.56W
05/21/2014                   DECATUR            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ALSO 35 MPH WIND AND PEA SIZE HAIL

0603 PM     FLASH FLOOD      LEBANON                 40.05N 86.47W
05/21/2014                   BOONE              IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            TWO FEET OF WATER ON THE ROADS AT 500 BLOCK TO THE 800
            BLOCK OF EAST STREET

0615 PM     HAIL             WAVELAND                39.88N 87.05W
05/21/2014  E2.75 INCH       MONTGOMERY         IN   PUBLIC

            VIA FACEBOOK.

0624 PM     HAIL             NOBLESVILLE             40.06N 86.03W
05/21/2014  E0.25 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0627 PM     HAIL             CLAYTON                 39.69N 86.52W
05/21/2014  E0.25 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0637 PM     HAIL             7 W DANVILLE            39.76N 86.65W
05/21/2014  E0.25 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            LOCATED AT STATE ROUTE 75 AND US 40

0650 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 S BEECH GROVE         39.64N 86.09W
05/21/2014                   MARION             IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            TREES DOWN

0705 PM     HEAVY RAIN       BROOKLYN                39.54N 86.37W
05/21/2014  M1.31 INCH       MORGAN             IN   PUBLIC

            NINTY-MINUTE TOTAL ENDING AT 1905 EDT

0714 PM     HAIL             NORTH VERNON            39.01N 85.63W
05/21/2014  E0.25 INCH       JENNINGS           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1015 PM     TSTM WND GST     REELSVILLE              39.55N 86.96W
05/21/2014  E65.00 MPH       PUTNAM             IN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

1025 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 S DANA                39.79N 87.49W
05/21/2014                   VERMILLION         IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN. ALSO...MINOR STREET FLOODING.

1037 PM     TSTM WND GST     REELSVILLE              39.55N 86.96W
05/21/2014  E55.00 MPH       PUTNAM             IN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

1104 PM     HAIL             4 SW CLOVERDALE         39.48N 86.85W
05/21/2014  M0.70 INCH       PUTNAM             IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

1206 AM     HAIL             4 NE BLOOMINGTON        39.21N 86.47W
05/22/2014  M0.88 INCH       MONROE             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1236 AM     HAIL             5 SW BLOOMINGTON        39.12N 86.59W
05/22/2014  E1.00 INCH       MONROE             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

300 PM Radar Image - Click to Enlarge 4:30 PM Radar Image
Radar image at 3:00 PM EDT Radar at 4:31 PM EDT
Zoomed in 4:30 PM image  6:01 PM EDT Radar Image
 4:31 PM EDT radar mage, zoomed into the Indy area  Radar at 6:01 PM EDT
7:30 PM EDT Radar image  Radar at 10:33 PM
Radar at 7:31 PM EDT Radar at 10:33 PM EDT

Radar at 12:03 AM EDT

Radar at 12:03 AM EDT May 22


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