Strong Winds of September 14

Strong Winds of September 14

The remnants of Hurricane Ike tracked quickly across Indiana Sunday afternoon. Winds rapidly increased to sustained values of 25 to 40 mph, with gusts into the 50-70 MPH range for several hours Sunday afternoon. Numerous reports of downed tree limbs, branches, and power lines have been received. Thousands of people across central and southern Indiana were without power due wind-related damage and outages. The storm raced quickly to the northeast and by Sunday evening the storm had moved nearly into Canada.

 

The following is a collection of observed wind gusts across Central Indiana on the afternoon of Sunday, September 14 in association with the remnants of Ike. We thank all the media, spotters, emergency managment and public safety officials for their very timely and accurate reports. A list of storm damage reports follows the wind speed lists.

 
Official Observations
 
Indianapolis Int’l Airport – 63 MPH
Indianapolis Eagle Creek Airpark – 59 MPH
Muncie – 56 MPH
Bloomington – 54 MPH
Shelbyville – 49 MPH
Terre Haute – 48 MPH
Lafayette – 43 MPH
 
From Un-Official Observations
Seymour – 67 MPH
Bedford – 59 MPH
Brownsburg – 59 MPH
Shoals – 59 MPH
Anderson – 58 MPH
Columbus – 52 MPH
Roachdale – 51 MPH
Mooresville – 51 MPH
Nineveh – 51 MPH
New Palestine – 50 MPH
Pendleton – 49 MPH
Winchester – 47 MPH
Carthage – 42 MPH
Bloomfield – 42 MPH
Franklin – 41 MPH

Preliminary Storm Reports:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
617 PM EDT SUN SEP 14 2008

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

1201 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST SHOALS                  38.67N 86.79W
09/14/2008  M58.00 MPH       MARTIN             IN   MESONET

            AWS STATION AT SHOALS COMMUNITY SCHOOL

1219 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 4 W VINCENNES           38.68N 87.59W
09/14/2008  M59.00 MPH       LAWRENCE           IL   ASOS

1231 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG BEDFORD                 38.86N 86.49W
09/14/2008                   LAWRENCE           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREES AND LIMBS DOWN. UTILITY LINES DOWN IN SOME AREAS OF
            THE COUNTY.

1250 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 2 W WASHINGTON          38.66N 87.21W
09/14/2008                   DAVIESS            IN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            FOUR INCH DIAMETER TREE LIMB DOWN ON US HIGHWAY 50

0101 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 2 SE ODON               38.82N 86.96W
09/14/2008  M56.00 MPH       DAVIESS            IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            RECORDED ON DAVIS INSTRUMENTS EQUIPMENT. SHORT TREE LIMBS
            DOWN.

0118 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST COLUMBUS                39.21N 85.91W
09/14/2008  M58.00 MPH       BARTHOLOMEW        IN   AWOS

0121 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG COLUMBUS                39.21N 85.91W
09/14/2008                   BARTHOLOMEW        IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN ALL OVER COLUMBUS FROM
            GRADIENT WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMNANTS OF IKE.

0200 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 2 SE BROWNSBURG         39.82N 86.37W
09/14/2008                   HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREES AND LIMBS DOWN. ESTIMATED WIND SPEED OF 50 MPH.

0230 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST GREENSBURG              39.34N 85.48W
09/14/2008  M68.00 MPH       DECATUR            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0300 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST SEYMOUR                 38.96N 85.89W
09/14/2008  M67.00 MPH       JACKSON            IN   MESONET

            WEATHERBUG SCHOOL SITE AT SEYMOUR-JACKSON ELEMENTARY
            SCHOOL MEASURED 67 MPH WIND. TIME ESTIMATED.

0315 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG SEYMOUR                 38.96N 85.89W
09/14/2008                   JACKSON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            STRONG WINDS HAVE FELLED TREES UP TO A FOOT IN DIAMETER
            AND BROUGHT DOWN SOME PHONE AND POWER LINES IN SEYMOUR

0330 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 7 SW INDIANAPOLIS       39.70N 86.24W
09/14/2008  M59.00 MPH       MARION             IN   ASOS

            MEASURED 59 MPH WIND GUST AT INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL
            AIRPORT

0330 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG SOUTHPORT               39.66N 86.12W
09/14/2008                   MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ALUMINUM PORCH ROOF LIFTED OFF. NUMEROUS SMALL TREE
            BRANCHES, BOTH ALIVE AND DEAD DOWN. WINDS ESTIMATED TO
            NEAR 65 MPH.

0332 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 2 SE BROWNSBURG         39.82N 86.37W
09/14/2008                   HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MEASURED 55 MPH GUST WITH TREE LIMBS DOWN

0337 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 2 SE BROWNSBURG         39.82N 86.37W
09/14/2008  M59.00 MPH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0342 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 7 SW INDIANAPOLIS       39.70N 86.24W
09/14/2008  M63.00 MPH       MARION             IN   ASOS

            63 MPH WIND GUST MEASURED AT INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL
            AIRPORT

0347 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG SPEEDWAY                39.79N 86.25W
09/14/2008                   MARION             IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            *** 2 INJ *** PARTIAL COLLAPSE OF LARGE TENT AT
            INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. 2 INJURIES REPORTED.

0355 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG INDIANAPOLIS            39.78N 86.15W
09/14/2008                   MARION             IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            19 REPORTS OF DOWNED POWER LINES ACROSS THE CITY OF
            INDIANAPOLIS

0400 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG CARMEL                  39.97N 86.11W
09/14/2008                   HAMILTON           IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            SMALL LIMBS DOWN...WINDS ESTIMATED 55 MPH

0428 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 4 N ANDERSON            40.15N 85.69W
09/14/2008  M58.00 MPH       MADISON            IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            58 MPH WIND GUST MEASURED AT MADISON COUNTY EOC IN
            LINWOOD


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