September 7, 2012 Severe Weather and Heavy Rain

Surface Map Valid at 8:00 PM EDT September 7
Surface Map Valid 8:00 PM EDT September 7, 2012

An area of low pressure and a cold front moved through central Indiana bringing severe thunderstorms and heavy rain. Large hail, wind gusts over 60 mph, rainfall amounts over 3 inches, and flooding were seen across parts of central Indiana.

The map below shows 24 hour rainfall amounts ending 8:00 AM EDT September 8 (click to enlarge):

24 hour rainfall map

Below is a summary of reports received from this event by the National Weather Service:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
844 AM EDT SAT SEP 08 2012

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

1204 PM     HAIL             N KOKOMO                40.48N  86.13W
09/07/2012  E0.75 INCH       HOWARD             IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            SHEETS OF RAIN OBSERVED AS WELL. EVENT TIME ESTIMATED
            FROM RADAR.

1212 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GREENTOWN               40.48N  85.96W
09/07/2012                   HOWARD             IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWNED.

1239 PM     HAIL             TIPTON                  40.28N  86.04W
09/07/2012  E0.15 INCH       TIPTON             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1241 PM     HAIL             TIPTON                  40.28N  86.04W
09/07/2012  E0.25 INCH       TIPTON             IN   PUBLIC

1241 PM     FLOOD            TIPTON                  40.28N  86.04W
09/07/2012                   TIPTON             IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            STREET FLOODING OCCURRING IN DOWNTOWN TIPTON.

1255 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SUMMITVILLE             40.34N  85.64W
09/07/2012                   MADISON            IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            POWER OUT IN SUMMITVILLE.

0122 PM     TSTM WND GST     SW ANDERSON             40.09N  85.69W
09/07/2012  E40 MPH          MADISON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            PEA SIZED HAIL WAS ALSO OBSERVED...ALONG WITH HEAVY
            RAIN.

0130 PM     HAIL             3 S ANDERSON            40.05N  85.69W
09/07/2012  E0.50 INCH       MADISON            IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF CR 500S AND 50W...OBSERVED 1-2
            MINUTES OF HALF INCH HAIL.

0135 PM     HAIL             ANDERSON                40.09N  85.69W
09/07/2012  M1.00 INCH       MADISON            IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            SOUTHWEST SIDE OF ANDERSON

0135 PM     HAIL             2 E ANDERSON            40.09N  85.65W
09/07/2012  E0.70 INCH       MADISON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0145 PM     HEAVY RAIN       2 E ANDERSON            40.09N  85.65W
09/07/2012  M1.28 INCH       MADISON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            OBSERVED IN 45 MINUTES.

0439 PM     HAIL             4 E FARMLAND            40.19N  85.05W
09/07/2012  E0.25 INCH       RANDOLPH           IN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0441 PM     HAIL             WINCHESTER              40.17N  84.98W
09/07/2012  E0.75 INCH       RANDOLPH           IN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            MARBLE SIZE HAIL

0749 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 NW LEBANON            40.09N  86.53W
09/07/2012  M62 MPH          BOONE              IN   STORM CHASER

0813 PM     TSTM WND GST     TERRE HAUTE             39.47N  87.38W
09/07/2012  M46 MPH          VIGO               IN   ASOS

0814 PM     TSTM WND GST     8 SW TERRE HAUTE        39.39N  87.49W
09/07/2012  M55 MPH          VIGO               IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0820 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 E DANVILLE            39.76N  86.48W
09/07/2012                   HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            BARN ROOD BLOWN OFF AT 7458 W US36

0825 PM     HAIL             4 N DANVILLE            39.82N  86.52W
09/07/2012  E0.25 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            LOCATED AT 7100 N SR 39...HEAVY RAIN

0835 PM     HEAVY RAIN       TERRE HAUTE             39.47N  87.38W
09/07/2012  M1.12 INCH       VIGO               IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            TOTAL WITHIN THE PAST HOUR

0836 PM     FLOOD            THORNTOWN               40.13N  86.61W
09/07/2012                   BOONE              IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            REPORTS OF FLOODING IN DOWNTOWN ON STATE ROAD 47

0839 PM     HAIL             2 W BROWNSBURG          39.84N  86.43W
09/07/2012  E0.25 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0843 PM     FLOOD            3 S TERRE HAUTE         39.43N  87.38W
09/07/2012                   VIGO               IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            MINIMUM OF 6 INCHES OF WATER ACROSS HIGHWAY 63 NEAR
            COUNTY ROAD 1100S SOUTH OF TERRE HAUTE. LOCATION APPROX.

0846 PM     FLOOD            6 W SHELBURN            39.18N  87.51W
09/07/2012                   SULLIVAN           IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            ONE FOOT OF WATER ON HIGHWAY 63 ONE MILE SOUTH OF SR48

0846 PM     HEAVY RAIN       2 N BROWNSBURG          39.87N  86.39W
09/07/2012  M1.26 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            STORM TOTAL SO FAR

0847 PM     FLOOD            THORNTOWN               40.13N  86.61W
09/07/2012                   BOONE              IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            SIX TO TEN INCHES OF WATER ACROSS SR47

0847 PM     HEAVY RAIN       4 NNE SHERIDAN          40.19N  86.19W
09/07/2012  M2.15 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            TOTAL SINCE 730 PM EDT

0912 PM     HEAVY RAIN       2 SW SPEEDWAY           39.77N  86.27W
09/07/2012  M1.67 INCH       MARION             IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            TOTAL PAST 30 MINUTES AT 10TH STREET AND COUNTRY CLUB
            ROAD

0919 PM     HEAVY RAIN       1 N INDIANAPOLIS        39.79N  86.15W
09/07/2012  M1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            TOTAL PAST 19 MINUTES

0925 PM     HEAVY RAIN       INDIANAPOLIS            39.78N  86.15W
09/07/2012  M1.75 INCH       MARION             IN   ASOS

            STORM TOTAL

0925 PM     HEAVY RAIN       2 SW SPEEDWAY           39.77N  86.27W
09/07/2012  M2.07 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TOTAL IN 45 MINUTES AT 10TH STREET AND COUNTRY CLUB
            ROAD

0926 PM     HEAVY RAIN       1 E CARMEL              39.97N  86.09W
09/07/2012  M1.70 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            LOCATED AT MAIN STREET AND RIVER ROAD IN EAST CARMEL.
            DIRECTION DISTANCE ESTIMATED.

0930 PM     HEAVY RAIN       1 N INDIANAPOLIS        39.79N  86.15W
09/07/2012  M1.23 INCH       MARION             IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            30-MINUTE TOTAL AT RTV6

0941 PM     TSTM WND GST     SHELBYVILLE             39.52N  85.78W
09/07/2012  M58 MPH          SHELBY             IN   AWOS

1000 PM     HEAVY RAIN       3 N FISHERS             40.00N  86.02W
09/07/2012  M2.15 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

1115 PM     TSTM WND GST     HAYDEN                  38.98N  85.74W
09/07/2012  M67 MPH          JENNINGS           IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            LIMBS AND SMALL TREES DOWNED.

0500 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 NE MCCORDSVILLE       39.93N  85.90W
09/08/2012  M3.45 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.

0600 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 NW ZIONSVILLE         39.98N  86.31W
09/08/2012  M3.09 INCH       BOONE              IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.

0630 AM     HEAVY RAIN       5 NNW RUSHVILLE         39.68N  85.48W
09/08/2012  M3.03 INCH       RUSH               IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 NNW AVON              39.78N  86.40W
09/08/2012  M3.46 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       6 ESE LEBANON           40.02N  86.37W
09/08/2012  M3.28 INCH       BOONE              IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 ESE ANDERSON          40.08N  85.64W
09/08/2012  M3.23 INCH       MADISON            IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 SW THORNTOWN          40.09N  86.66W
09/08/2012  M3.16 INCH       BOONE              IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       6 N ANDERSON            40.18N  85.69W
09/08/2012  M3.14 INCH       MADISON            IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       9 NW INDIANAPOLIS       39.87N  86.27W
09/08/2012  M3.12 INCH       MARION             IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       6 SSW SPEEDWAY          39.71N  86.29W
09/08/2012  M3.10 INCH       MARION             IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       1 SSW FAIRLAND          39.60N  85.86W
09/08/2012  M3.10 INCH       SHELBY             IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 ESE EATON             40.33N  85.32W
09/08/2012  M4.32 INCH       DELAWARE           IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 WSW WINCHESTER        40.16N  85.02W
09/08/2012  M3.96 INCH       RANDOLPH           IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       5 ENE FRANKFORT         40.31N  86.42W
09/08/2012  M3.85 INCH       CLINTON            IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       5 S BROWNSBURG          39.77N  86.39W
09/08/2012  M3.64 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 W MIDDLETOWN          40.06N  85.58W
09/08/2012  M3.79 INCH       MADISON            IN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            24-HR REPORT.

0730 AM     HEAVY RAIN       7 W INDIANAPOLIS        39.78N  86.27W
09/08/2012  M3.36 INCH       MARION             IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.

0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 E FISHERS             39.95N  85.97W
09/08/2012  M3.25 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   COCORAHS

            24-HR REPORT.


 


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