A frontal boundary meandered across Central Indiana during the period of May 13-16, bringing a couple of rounds of severe weather to the area. Along with reports of wind damage, heavy rains brought numerous reports of flooding. Both small streams and large rivers flowed out of their banks, with some experiencing the worst flooding of the year so far.

Below you will find detailed information for each event during the period, with daily rainfall maps and a summaries reports of severe weather received.

 72 hour rainfall
72 hour rainfall ending the morning of May 16

7 day rainfall total
7 day rainfall totals

May 13-14:

24 hour Cooperative Observer Rainfall Map ending 7:00 AM May 14 (click for larger version)

 24 hour rainfall ending May 14 - Click for larger version

Storm Reports for the first event

 

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1154 AM EDT THU MAY 14 2009

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

0330 PM     HEAVY RAIN       3 S PARAGON             39.35N 86.56W
05/13/2009  M1.40 INCH       MORGAN             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            1.40 INCHES OF STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AS OF 330 PM EDT.

0345 PM     HEAVY RAIN       BROOKLYN                39.54N 86.37W
05/13/2009  M2.06 INCH       MORGAN             IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            SIX HOURLY RAINFALL AMOUNT.

0400 PM     HEAVY RAIN       TERRE HAUTE             39.47N 87.38W
05/13/2009  M1.21 INCH       VIGO               IN   ASOS

            1.21 INCHES OF RAIN SINCE MIDNIGHT EST AT KHUF.

0400 PM     HEAVY RAIN       SHELBYVILLE             39.52N 85.78W
05/13/2009  M1.48 INCH       SHELBY             IN   ASOS

            1.48 INCHES OF RAIN SINCE MIDNIGHT EST AT KGEZ.

0400 PM     HEAVY RAIN       PURDUE UNIVERSITY       40.43N 86.91W
05/13/2009  M1.89 INCH       TIPPECANOE         IN   ASOS

            1.89 INCHES OF TOTAL RAINFALL SINCE MIDNIGHT EST AT KLAF.


0400 PM     HEAVY RAIN       BLOOMINGTON             39.17N 86.52W
05/13/2009  M2.62 INCH       MONROE             IN   ASOS

            2.62 INCHES OF RAIN SINCE MIDNIGHT EST AT KBMG.

0430 PM     FLOOD            3 SSE UNIONVILLE        39.19N 86.39W
05/13/2009                   MONROE             IN   PUBLIC

            BRUMMETS CREEK ROAD IMPASSABLE DUE TO HIGH WATER.

0445 PM     FLOOD            NASHVILLE               39.20N 86.24W
05/13/2009                   BROWN              IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NUMEROUS ROADS FLOODED IN BROWN COUNTY.

0500 PM     HEAVY RAIN       LAFAYETTE               40.41N 86.87W
05/13/2009  M3.07 INCH       TIPPECANOE         IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            3.07 INCHES OF STORM TOTAL RAINFALL MEASURED NEAR 18TH
            AND KOSSUTH.

0750 PM     TSTM WND GST     MOORESVILLE             39.62N 86.37W
05/13/2009  M68.00 MPH       MORGAN             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ONE OR MORE TRANSFORMERS DOWNED.

0755 PM     TSTM WND GST     GREENWOOD               39.62N 86.11W
05/13/2009  M51.00 MPH       JOHNSON            IN   AWOS

            51 MPH WIND GUST MEASURED AT GREENWOOD AIRPORT.

0805 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 W CAMBY               39.66N 86.35W
05/13/2009                   HENDRICKS          IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            TREES DOWNED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROADS 1050
            EAST AND 700 SOUTH.

0840 PM     TSTM WND GST     GREENFIELD              39.79N 85.77W
05/13/2009  E60.00 MPH       HANCOCK            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SEVERAL TREES SPLIT...KNOCKING DOWN POWER LINES.

0856 PM     TSTM WND GST     INDIANAPOLIS INT`L AIRP 39.72N 86.29W
05/13/2009  M70.00 MPH       MARION             IN   ASOS

            70 MPH MEASURED AT INDIANAPOLIS ASOS.

0225 AM     TSTM WND DMG     8 NE ROCKVILLE          39.85N 87.12W
05/14/2009                   PARKE              IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE AND SEVERAL LARGE LIMBS DOWNED.

0300 AM     TSTM WND DMG     JAMESTOWN               39.93N 86.63W
05/14/2009                   HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            4 TREES DOWN ACROSS TOWN RANGING IN SIZE FROM 6 TO 12
            INCHES IN DIAMETER

0300 AM     LIGHTNING        4 NW FARMERSBURG        39.29N 87.43W
05/14/2009                   VIGO               IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            LIGHTNING STARTED A BARN ON FIRE AT 2649 W. FRENCH ROAD.

0300 AM     FLASH FLOOD      6 NNW TERRE HAUTE       39.55N 87.43W
05/14/2009                   VIGO               IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            PENNINGTON ROAD INUNDATED BETWEEN US 150 AND STATE ROAD
            63.

0302 AM     TSTM WND GST     2 NE LEBANON            40.07N 86.45W
05/14/2009  E70.00 MPH       BOONE              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SPOTTER ESTIMATED WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH

0304 AM     TSTM WND DMG     DARLINGTON              40.11N 86.78W
05/14/2009                   MONTGOMERY         IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE BLOWN DOWN

0316 AM     TSTM WND GST     8 N ZIONSVILLE          40.07N 86.27W
05/14/2009  M59.00 MPH       BOONE              IN   AWOS

            59 MPH WIND GUST MEASURED BY INDIANAPOLIS EXECUTIVE
            AIRPORT AWOS

0325 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 WNW DEVORE            39.45N 86.83W
05/14/2009                   OWEN               IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE AND POWER LINES DOWNED.

0327 AM     TSTM WND GST     8 N INDIANAPOLIS        39.89N 86.15W
05/14/2009  E60.00 MPH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WIND GUSTS ESTIMATED UP TO 60 MPH NEAR 86TH STREET AND
            TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD

0330 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N FISHERS             39.97N 86.02W
05/14/2009                   HAMILTON           IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            LARGE LIMBS DOWNED AT 13519 LANTERN ROAD.

0330 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 NW ELLETTSVILLE       39.24N 86.64W
05/14/2009                   MONROE             IN   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            TREE DOWNED ALONG RED HILL ROAD.

0335 AM     TSTM WND DMG     OWENSBURG               38.92N 86.73W
05/14/2009                   GREENE             IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE DOWNED.

0340 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SSW FRANKTON          40.18N 85.81W
05/14/2009                   MADISON            IN   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            TREE DOWNED BLOCKING COUNTY ROAD 500N NEAR CR700W.

0355 AM     FLASH FLOOD      LINTON                  39.04N 87.16W
05/14/2009                   GREENE             IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            FLASH FLOOD REPORTED WITH WATER OVER STATE ROAD 59 SOUTH
            OF LINTON

0358 AM     FLOOD            VINCENNES               38.68N 87.51W
05/14/2009                   KNOX               IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            STREET FLOODING IN VINCENNES

0400 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 NNW MUNCIE            40.26N 85.45W
05/14/2009                   DELAWARE           IN   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            LARGE TREE DOWNED AND BLOCKING COUNTY ROAD 500N BETWEEN
            CR300W AND CR400W.

0400 AM     FLOOD            ROCKVILLE               39.77N 87.23W
05/14/2009                   PARKE              IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER REPORTS US 36 EAST OF ROCKVILLE
            IS PARTIALLY UNDERWATER.

0500 AM     FLASH FLOOD      AVOCA                   38.91N 86.55W
05/14/2009                   LAWRENCE           IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            FLASH FLOODING OBSERVED AT HIGHWAY 54 AT AVOCA.
            ADDITIONAL FLOODING OBSERVED ALONG HIGHWAY 158.

0530 AM     HEAVY RAIN       4 ENE JASONVILLE        39.18N 87.13W
05/14/2009  M2.66 INCH       CLAY               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            COCORAHS OBSERVER MEASURED 2.66 INCHES OF RAIN FOR A 24
            HOUR PERIOD.

0545 AM     HEAVY RAIN       4 WSW GREENWOOD         39.59N 86.18W
05/14/2009  M3.36 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            COCORAHS OBSERVER MEASURED 3.36 INCHES OF RAIN FOR A 24
            HOUR PERIOD.

0555 AM     FLOOD            4 NW GREENCASTLE        39.68N 86.89W
05/14/2009                   PUTNAM             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            6 INCH DEEP WATER REPORTED ON COUNTY ROAD 350 N NEAR THE
            INTERSECTION WITH COUNTY ROAD 225 W

0600 AM     HEAVY RAIN       4 S BROWNSBURG          39.78N 86.39W
05/14/2009  M1.96 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            COCORAHS OBSERVER MEASURED 1.96 INCHES OF RAIN FOR A 24
            HOUR PERIOD WITH MINOR FLOODING OBSERVED.

0630 AM     HEAVY RAIN       INDIANAPOLIS INT`L AIRP 39.72N 86.29W
05/14/2009  M2.37 INCH       MARION             IN   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

            RAINFALL MEASURED BY INDIANAPOLIS ASOS AS 2.37 INCHES FOR
            A 24 HOUR PERIOD. 1.47 HAS FALLEN SINCE MIDNIGHT.

0650 AM     FLASH FLOOD      3 N SHOALS              38.71N 86.79W
05/14/2009                   MARTIN             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            STATE HIGHWAY 450 FLOODED 3 NORTH OF SHOALS. ONE VEHICLE
            STRANDED.

1030 AM     FLOOD            3 NNW BROWNSTOWN        38.92N 86.07W
05/14/2009                   JACKSON            IN   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            FLOODING OF COUNTY ROAD 300N NEAR CR150W WHITE CREEK.

1119 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 SW PARAGON            39.36N 86.60W
05/14/2009  E2.69 INCH       MORGAN             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            RAINFALL TOTAL FOR 24 HOUR PERIOD.

 

May 15-16:

24 hour Cooperative Observer Rainfall Map ending 7:00 AM May 14 (click for larger version)

 24 Hour Rainfall ending May 16 - Click to Enlarge

Storm Reports for the Event:

 

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1252 AM EDT SAT MAY 16 2009

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

0655 PM     HAIL             HOPE                    39.30N 85.77W
05/15/2009  E1.75 INCH       BARTHOLOMEW        IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ESTIMATED 70 MPH WIND

0849 PM     HAIL             4 S PINE VILLAGE        40.39N 87.25W
05/15/2009  E0.25 INCH       WARREN             IN   PUBLIC

0919 PM     HAIL             LAFAYETTE               40.41N 86.87W
05/15/2009  E1.00 INCH       TIPPECANOE         IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

0919 PM     HAIL             LAFAYETTE               40.41N 86.87W
05/15/2009  E0.25 INCH       TIPPECANOE         IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

1008 PM     HAIL             LAFAYETTE               40.41N 86.87W
05/15/2009  E1.00 INCH       TIPPECANOE         IN   STORM CHASER

1015 PM     FLASH FLOOD      ATTICA                  40.29N 87.25W
05/15/2009                   FOUNTAIN           IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            US 41 IS FLOODED TO A DEPTH OF ONE FOOT

1015 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ATTICA                  40.29N 87.25W
05/15/2009                   FOUNTAIN           IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ONE TREE DOWN OF UNKNOWN SIZE AT 170 SOUTH

1024 PM     TSTM WND GST     MARSHALL                39.85N 87.19W
05/15/2009  M69.00 MPH       PARKE              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1025 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 SW LAFAYETTE          40.36N 86.94W
05/15/2009  E50.00 MPH       TIPPECANOE         IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1033 PM     HAIL             NEW RICHMOND            40.19N 86.98W
05/15/2009  U0.50 INCH       MONTGOMERY         IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1040 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CLARKS HILL             40.25N 86.72W
05/15/2009                   TIPPECANOE         IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            BARN DESTROYED. FOUR OTHER BUILDINGS DAMAGED NEAR CR 700E
            AND SR28 NEAR US52.

1100 PM     FLOOD            2 E CLINTON             39.66N 87.37W
05/15/2009                   PARKE              IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            WATER FLOWING OVER ROADS INCLUDING AT HIGHWAY 41 NEAR
            LYFORD AND POINTS NORTH

1126 PM     HAIL             3 S THORNTOWN           40.09N 86.61W
05/15/2009  U0.25 INCH       BOONE              IN   AMATEUR RAD

 

 


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