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.
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