April 14 Storms Bring Tornadoes, Large Hail and Damaging Winds

National Weather Service Assesses Damage from Storms on Friday, April 14, 2006.

Two teams from the National Weather Service investigated storm damage in Central Indiana on Saturday.  The first team surveyed Decatur and Rush counties while team two visited Hendricks, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, and Carroll Counties .

The damage that occurred in Decatur County in the town of Burney was determined to be from an F1 tornado.  An F1 on the Fujita scale has wind speeds from 73 – 112 mph.  Damage was investigated in and around 850 W and 125 S and was approximately ¼ to ½ of a mile wide and ½ to ¾ of a mile long.  One trailer was pushed off its foundation with a few surrounding trees uprooted around it.  Another building had its roof blown off and the debris scattered and twisted among trees in the vicinity.  To the South and East of these two buildings, on outbuilding was completely destroyed while the building adjacent to it had a two by four plank jammed into the garage door between the door and the roof.  The roof on this building was lifted up and separated from the concrete block walls then set back down.  In the back yard of the aforementioned building a red tractor had a two by four plank driven clear through the radiator of the tractor.  Across the street from these buildings a few buildings sustained roof, shingle and chimney damage. 

Further north along the Decatur and Rush County line, several homes in Williamstown sustained damage.  The damage was determined to be from straight line winds.  Winds were estimated at 70 to 80 mph based on the type of damage sustained and how the damage was situated.  One home had most of its shingles torn off of the north side of the roof and a shed in the back yard was tipped over.  Also, one trailer was pushed off its foundation while the adjacent trailer had its roof blown off and scattered across neighboring yards.  These trailers also showed numerous small dents in the siding, evidence of wind driven hail damage.

A tornado touched down east of Americus in Tippecanoe County and lifted east of Colburn in Carroll County. The team estimates that the tornado was on the ground for about 3 miles and had a width of about 50 yards.  The team rated this tornado an F0, which means wind speeds were less than 73 mph.  The tornado produced tree and barn damage.
The team also determined that straight line winds were the cause of tree and barn damage in Crawfordsville in Montgomery County. Wind speeds were estimated at around 75 mph. 

 

 

 

 

 This picture of large hail on the east side of Indianapolis was taken by Spotters Eric & Kathy Wasson:

    

Picture of hail

 

 

 

 These pictures were taken of tornado damage across Decatur County.

 

Damage Pic 1

Damage Pic 2

 

 

 

 

 

Tornado Damage at Colburn in NE Tippecanoe County

Damage Pic 3

 

A detailed list of storm reports is available below:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1221 AM EDT SAT APR 15 2006
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..
0645 PM     HAIL             4 NE BROWNSBURG         39.88N 86.34W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO
QUARTER SIZE HAIL 4 NE OF BROWNSBURG
0649 PM     HAIL             4 NE BROWNSBURG         39.88N 86.34W
04/14/2006  E0.88 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO
0655 PM     HAIL             1 N ANDERSON            40.11N 85.69W
04/14/2006  E0.50 INCH       MADISON            IN   COUNTY OFFICIAL
.97 OF RAIN IN 10 MINS/STREET FLOODING/ONE 32 INCH
DIAMETER TREE DOWN/MARBLE SIZE HAIL
0655 PM     HAIL             INDIANAPOLIS            39.78N 86.15W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   AMATEUR RADIO
QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT 86TH AND TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD
0655 PM     HAIL             INDIANAPOLIS            39.78N 86.15W
04/14/2006  E1.50 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
PING PONG BALL SIZE HAIL AT 86TH AND MICHIGAN ROAD
0702 PM     HAIL             INDIANAPOLIS            39.78N 86.15W
04/14/2006  E2.00 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
2 INCH DIAMETER HAIL AT 71ST AND GEORGETOWN
0704 PM     HAIL             INDIANAPOLIS            39.78N 86.15W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   BROADCAST MEDIA
QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT 71ST AND SHADELAND
0708 PM     HAIL             GREENFIELD              39.79N 85.77W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       HANCOCK            IN   AMATEUR RADIO
QUARTER SIZE HAIL IN GREENFIELD
0708 PM     HAIL             INDIANAPOLIS            39.78N 86.15W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT 53RD AND KEYSTONE AVE
0709 PM     HAIL             INDIANAPOLIS            39.78N 86.15W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT 79TH AND ALLISONVILLE ROAD
0712 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     INDIANAPOLIS            39.78N 86.15W
04/14/2006                   MARION             IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT
FUNNEL CLOUD AT 71ST AND GEORGETOWN
0722 PM     HAIL             2 N GREENFIELD          39.82N 85.77W
04/14/2006  E2.75 INCH       HANCOCK            IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT
SEMI TRUCK WINDSHIELD BROKEN BY BASEBALL SIZE HAIL
0730 PM     HAIL             INDIANAPOLIS            39.78N 86.15W
04/14/2006  E1.75 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
BROKEN WINDSHIELDS AT 30TH AND KESSLER BLVD
0731 PM     HAIL             NEW CASTLE              39.92N 85.36W
04/14/2006  E0.75 INCH       HENRY              IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT
PENNY SIZE HAIL AT NEW CASTLE
0740 PM     HAIL             MORRISTOWN              39.67N 85.70W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       SHELBY             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT MORRISTOWN
0745 PM     TSTM WND GST     SHELBYVILLE             39.52N 85.78W
04/14/2006  M51.00 MPH       SHELBY             IN   ASOS
ASOS MEASURED WIND GUST OF 51 MPH
0745 PM     TSTM WND GST     SHELBYVILLE             39.52N 85.78W
04/14/2006  M51.00 MPH       SHELBY             IN   ASOS
SHELBYVILLE ASOS MEASURED WIND GUST OF 51 MPH
0745 PM     TSTM WND GST     SHELBYVILLE             39.52N 85.78W
04/14/2006  M0.00 MPH        SHELBY             IN   ASOS
SHELBYVILLE ASOS RPTD 51 MILE PER GUST
0745 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     2 NE MORRISTOWN         39.69N 85.67W
04/14/2006                   SHELBY             IN   AMATEUR RADIO
WALL CLOUD AND FUNNEL CLOUD 2 NE OF MORRISTOWN
0751 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     2 S STRAUGHN            39.78N 85.29W
04/14/2006                   FAYETTE            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
FUNNEL CLOUD 2-3 MILES SOUTH OF STRAUGHN
0800 PM     HAIL             7 SW PINE VILLAGE       40.38N 87.35W
04/14/2006  E0.75 INCH       WARREN             IN   AMATEUR RADIO
THREE QUARTER INCH DIAMETER HAIL
0802 PM     TORNADO          BATTLE GROUND           40.51N 86.84W
04/14/2006                   TIPPECANOE         IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT
TORNADO REPORTED NEAR BATTLE GROUND
0804 PM     HAIL             DELPHI                  40.58N 86.67W
04/14/2006  E1.75 INCH       CARROLL            IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT
NUMEROUS REPORTS OF GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL WESTERN PARTS OF
CARROLL COUNTY
0805 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     1 N ATTICA              40.30N 87.25W
04/14/2006                   FOUNTAIN           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
PENNY SIZE HAIL 1 NORTH OF ATTICA
0810 PM     HAIL             ST. PAUL                39.43N 85.63W
04/14/2006  E0.75 INCH       DECATUR            IN   AMATEUR RADIO
PENNY SIZE HAIL AT ST. PAUL
0815 PM     HAIL             DELPHI                  40.58N 86.67W
04/14/2006  E1.75 INCH       CARROLL            IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT
GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL AT DELPHI/STATE POLICE RPTD WALL CLOUD
SW OF DELPHI
0815 PM     HAIL             5 N WILLIAMSPORT        40.36N 87.29W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       WARREN             IN   AMATEUR RADIO
QUARTER SIZE HAIL 5 N OF WILLIAMSPORT
0819 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     2 NE WILLIAMSPORT       40.31N 87.27W
04/14/2006                   FOUNTAIN           IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT
STATE POLICE RPT FUNNEL CLOUD 2 NE OF WILLIAMSPORT
0820 PM     TSTM WND GST     WILLIAMSPORT            40.29N 87.29W
04/14/2006  M68.00 MPH       WARREN             IN   AMATEUR RADIO
MEASURED GUST OF 68 MPH AT COUNTY EOC
0822 PM     HAIL             10 N ATTICA             40.43N 87.25W
04/14/2006  E2.50 INCH       WARREN             IN   AMATEUR RADIO
TENNIS BALL SIZE HAIL HALFWAY BETWEEN ATTICA AND PINE
VILLAGE
0822 PM     HAIL             GREENSBURG              39.34N 85.48W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       DECATUR            IN   AMATEUR RADIO
QUARTER SIZE HAIL N SIDE OF GREENSBURG
0824 PM     HAIL             10 NE GREENSBURG        39.44N 85.35W
04/14/2006  E1.75 INCH       RUSH               IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT
GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL 10 NE OF GREENSBURG
0827 PM     HAIL             GREENSBURG              39.34N 85.48W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       DECATUR            IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT
QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT GREENSBURG
0835 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WEST LEBANON            40.27N 87.38W
04/14/2006                   WARREN             IN   COUNTY OFFICIAL
ROOF OFF/WALLS DOWN ON BUSINESS
0835 PM     HAIL             8 S LAFAYETTE           40.30N 86.87W
04/14/2006  E0.75 INCH       TIPPECANOE         IN   AMATEUR RADIO
PENNY SIZE HAIL 8S SOUTH OF LAFAYETTE
0845 PM     HAIL             BURLINGTON              40.48N 86.39W
04/14/2006  E1.75 INCH       CARROLL            IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT
GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AT BURLINGTON
0855 PM     HAIL             LINDEN                  40.19N 86.90W
04/14/2006  E1.75 INCH       MONTGOMERY         IN   AMATEUR RADIO
GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AT LINDEN
0900 PM     TORNADO          4 W CRAWFORDSVILLE      40.04N 86.97W
04/14/2006                   MONTGOMERY         IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT
STATE POLICE RPT TORNADO
0902 PM     FLOOD            LINDEN                  40.19N 86.90W
04/14/2006                   MONTGOMERY         IN   AMATEUR RADIO
LOTS OF STREET FLOODING/POWER OUTAGE
0915 PM     TSTM WND DMG     9 W GREENSBURG          39.34N 85.65W
04/14/2006                   DECATUR            IN   COUNTY OFFICIAL
IN TOWN OF GURNEY..POWER OUT/SEVERAL TREES DOWN/TWO
TRAILERS BLOWN OFF FOUNDATION/OLD STORE BLDG WITH NEW
ROOF COMPLETELY DESTROYED/SHEET METAL HANGING IN POWER
LINES/NO KNOWN INJURIES.
0915 PM     FLOOD            LINDEN                  40.19N 86.90W
04/14/2006                   MONTGOMERY         IN   AMATEUR RADIO
WATER OVER RD BETWEEN 900N AND 500N
0920 PM     TORNADO          NEW ROSS                39.96N 86.71W
04/14/2006                   MONTGOMERY         IN   AMATEUR RADIO
TORNADO RPTD AT NEW ROSS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
0925 PM     HAIL             ADVANCE                 40.00N 86.62W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       BOONE              IN   AMATEUR RADIO
0926 PM     HAIL             5 S JAMESTOWN           39.85N 86.63W
04/14/2006  E1.75 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO
0932 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     5 N DANVILLE            39.83N 86.52W
04/14/2006                   HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO
0935 PM     FLASH FLOOD      LEBANON                 40.05N 86.47W
04/14/2006                   BOONE              IN   AMATEUR RADIO
FLOODING ON INTERSTATE 65
0940 PM     HAIL             1 N CLERMONT            39.83N 86.32W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
QUARTER SIZE HAIL 1/2 MILE NORTH OF CLERMONT
0940 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     2 E DANVILLE            39.76N 86.48W
04/14/2006                   HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO
FUNNEL CLOUD 2 E OF DANVILLE
0940 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N NORTH SALEM         39.87N 86.64W
04/14/2006                   HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO
JUST NORTH OF NORTH SALEM..DEBRIS ACROSS ROAD..BUILDING
DESTROYED.
0946 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     2 E DANVILLE            39.76N 86.48W
04/14/2006                   HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO
FUNNEL CLOUD 2E OF DANVILLE
0947 PM     HAIL             2 N BROWNSBURG          39.87N 86.39W
04/14/2006  E0.75 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO
PENNY SIZE HAIL 2N OF BROWNSBURG
0950 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 N PLAINFIELD          39.76N 86.39W
04/14/2006                   HENDRICKS          IN   NWS EMPLOYEE
ROOF OFF BUILDING AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL
0953 PM     HAIL             3 E DANVILLE            39.76N 86.46W
04/14/2006  E1.75 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
1005 PM     TSTM WND GST     8 SW INDIANAPOLIS       39.69N 86.25W
04/14/2006  M85.00 MPH       MARION             IN   ASOS
WIND GUST TO 74 KNOTS OR 85 MPH MEASURED AT INDIANAPOLIS
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ASOS.
1010 PM     HAIL             DELPHI                  40.58N 86.67W
04/14/2006  E1.75 INCH       CARROLL            IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT
GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL RPTD BY STATE POLICE AT DELPHI
1012 PM     HAIL             INDIANAPOLIS            39.78N 86.15W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   NWS EMPLOYEE
QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT SOUTHPORT AND HIGHWAY 37
1015 PM     HAIL             8 SW INDIANAPOLIS       39.69N 86.25W
04/14/2006  E1.75 INCH       MARION             IN   PUBLIC
3 MI E. CAMBY
1015 PM     HAIL             5 S INDIANAPOLIS        39.70N 86.15W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
QUARTER SIZE HAIL 5 S OF INDIANAPOLIS
1015 PM     HAIL             5 S INDIANAPOLIS        39.70N 86.15W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT SOUTHPORT AND HIGHWAY 37
1015 PM     HAIL             BEECH GROVE             39.72N 86.09W
04/14/2006  E1.75 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL IN BEECH GROVE
1018 PM     HAIL             INDIANAPOLIS            39.78N 86.15W
04/14/2006  E1.75 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AT EAST AND LINCOLN STREETS
1020 PM     HAIL             INDIANAPOLIS            39.78N 86.15W
04/14/2006  E0.75 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
PENNY SIZE HAIL AT COMMUNITY SOUTH HOSPITAL NEAR
MARION/JOHNSON COUNTY LINE
1024 PM     HAIL             GREENWOOD               39.62N 86.11W
04/14/2006  E1.50 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   AMATEUR RADIO
ONE AND A HALF INCH DIAMETER HAIL AT I65 IN GREENWOOD
1028 PM     HAIL             GREENWOOD               39.62N 86.11W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   AMATEUR RADIO
QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT GREENWOOD
1028 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 N FRANKLIN            39.51N 86.06W
04/14/2006  E60.00 MPH       JOHNSON            IN   AMATEUR RADIO
EST WIND GUST TO 60MPH
1029 PM     HAIL             WHITELAND               39.55N 86.09W
04/14/2006  E2.00 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
2 INCH DIAMETER HAIL AT WHITELAND
1030 PM     HAIL             ROSSVILLE               40.42N 86.60W
04/14/2006  E1.75 INCH       CLINTON            IN   COUNTY OFFICIAL
GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL NEAR ROSSVILLE/HAIL GETTING LARGER
1030 PM     HAIL             8 NW SHELBYVILLE        39.61N 85.88W
04/14/2006  E0.75 INCH       SHELBY             IN   AMATEUR RADIO
PENNY SIZE HAIL AT LONDON
1032 PM     HAIL             NEW WHITELAND           39.56N 86.10W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   AMATEUR RADIO
QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND EST GUST 50-60MPH
1033 PM     HAIL             FAIRLAND                39.60N 85.86W
04/14/2006  E0.75 INCH       SHELBY             IN   AMATEUR RADIO
PENNY SIZE HAIL AT FAIRLAND
1044 PM     HAIL             SHELBYVILLE             39.52N 85.78W
04/14/2006  E0.75 INCH       SHELBY             IN   AMATEUR RADIO
PENNY SIZE HAIL AT SHELBYVILLE
1045 PM     HAIL             WHITELAND               39.55N 86.09W
04/14/2006  M1.75 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
1045 PM     HAIL             SHERIDAN                40.13N 86.22W
04/14/2006  E0.75 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   COUNTY OFFICIAL
PENNY SIZE HAIL AT SHERIDAN
1049 PM     HAIL             WESTFIELD               40.05N 86.13W
04/14/2006  E1.50 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   UNKNOWN
1 MILE W. OF HIGHWAY 32
1049 PM     HAIL             SHELBYVILLE             39.52N 85.78W
04/14/2006  E0.75 INCH       SHELBY             IN   AMATEUR RADIO
1055 PM     HAIL             WESTFIELD               40.05N 86.13W
04/14/2006  E1.75 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   AMATEUR RADIO
1100 PM     HAIL             CARMEL                  39.97N 86.11W
04/14/2006  E1.25 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   NWS EMPLOYEE
1 1/4 INCH HAIL AT 136TH
1100 PM     HAIL             CARMEL                  39.97N 86.11W
04/14/2006  E0.75 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
3/4 INCH HAIL AT 136TH AND DITCH
1101 PM     HAIL             12 SW NOBLESVILLE       39.93N 86.19W
04/14/2006  E0.75 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   AMATEUR RADIO
1102 PM     HAIL             FISHERS                 39.95N 86.02W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
WIND GUSTS TO 45MPH
1103 PM     HAIL             4 SW GREENSBURG         39.30N 85.53W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       DECATUR            IN   AMATEUR RADIO
HIGHWAY 3 AND HIGHWAY 46
1105 PM     HAIL             FISHERS                 39.95N 86.02W
04/14/2006  E0.75 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   NWS EMPLOYEE
1105 PM     HAIL             CARMEL                  39.97N 86.11W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
131ST AND HAZEL DELL
1105 PM     HAIL             CARMEL                  39.97N 86.11W
04/14/2006  E2.00 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   AMATEUR RADIO
146TH AND HAZELDELL RD
1107 PM     HAIL             GREENSBURG              39.34N 85.48W
04/14/2006  E0.50 INCH       DECATUR            IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT
1108 PM     HAIL             FISHERS                 39.95N 86.02W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   NWS EMPLOYEE
1110 PM     HAIL             FISHERS                 39.95N 86.02W
04/14/2006  E0.75 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   EMERGENCY MNGR
96TH AND LANTERN RD
1110 PM     HAIL             FISHERS                 39.95N 86.02W
04/14/2006  E2.00 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   AMATEUR RADIO
106TH AND GEIST RD
1116 PM     HAIL             FISHERS                 39.95N 86.02W
04/14/2006  E1.00 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
LASTED 5 MINUTES - 126TH AND HIGHWAY 37
1117 PM     HAIL             7 ESE GREENSBURG        39.30N 85.36W
04/14/2006  E0.88 INCH       DECATUR            IN   AMATEUR RADIO


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