A look back at the Sunday storms that pushed across central Indiana

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Here’s a look at the warnings that were issued on Sunday along with storm reports and pictures from the event as it was unfolding.

 

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 20144:20 PM

Nickel sized hail reported in Martinsville, IN.  NWS office on the southwest side of Indianapolis reports 1/2″ hail as well. Here’s a look at where the storms are as of 4:15 PM: 

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WEATHER ALERT | Strong thunderstorm advisory issued for SE Hancock, Southern Henry, Northern Rush and NE Shelby County until 5:15 PM. This is moving NE at 20 mph and could produce hail up to the size of nickels, heavy rain and frequent lightning. This will impact: 

Carthage, Mays, Knightstown, Dunreith, Lewisville, Spiceland and Straughn.

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 20144:44 PM

From Decatur Township

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 20144:45 PM

WEATHER ALERT | Strong thunderstorm advisory for Marion and Hancock County until 5:15 PM. A strong thunderstorm is producing hail in the city and continues to move NE at 25 mph. Nickel sized hail, wind gusts up to 50 mph, heavy rain and frequent lightning is possible. Towns in the path of this storm include:

Greenfield
Lawrence 
Warren Park 
Cumberland
Spring Lake
Castleton
Geist Reservoir
McCordsville
Wilkinson


Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 20144:53 PM

Strong t-storm advisory for southern Daviess, southern Lawrence and Martin County until 5:30 PM. These storms are moving NE at 25 mph and could produce nickel sized hail and 50 mph wind gusts. 

Impacts: 
Washington
Shoals
Alfordsville
Roland 
Lacy 
Montgomery 
Cannelburg
Loogootee
Huron 
Mitchell 
Indian Springs 
Tunnelton


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From Jess Emmitt‎ in Indianapolis


Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 20145:21 PM

WEATHER ALERT: Severe t-storm warning for Hancock, Henry, Rush and Shelby County until 6 PM. This area of storms is moving NE at 20 mph and could produce 60 mph wind gusts and 1″ diameter hail. 

Carthage, Knightstown, Mays, Dunreith, Spiceland, Greensboro, Lewisville and Straughn are in the path of this storm.

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WEATHER ALERT | Tornado warning in Rush County until 6:00 PM. Radar is showing rotation in Rushville at this time and local law enforcement reports rotation as well but a funnel cloud has not been spotted yet. This is moving east at 25 mph and people in Rushville and Glenwood should be in a safe place/shelter at this time.

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 20146:06 PM

The tornado warning has been allowed to expire at 6 PM. But it has been replaced by a Severe Thunderstorm Warning till 6:30 PM for Fayette, Franklin, Union and Rush. These cells are moving east at 30 mph and could produce 1″ diameter hail and 60 mph wind gusts.

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From Kristen McFarland: Here in the city, the wind split our 100 year old tree! It was crazy wind and hail!

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Fred James reports State Road 1 between Connersville-Everton had heavy rain which reduced visibility and now there is standing water on roads.

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 20147:01 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lawrence, Martin [IN] till 7:45 PM. Moving NE at 20 mph, 60 mph wind gusts possible with 1″ diameter hail. Shoals, Lacy, Roland, Huron, Williams, Mitchell and Tunnelton are in the path of this storm.

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 20147:30 PM

WEATHER ALERT | Strong thunderstorm advisory issued for SE Hendricks, NW Johnson, SW Marion and Morgan County until 8:15 PM. Storms in Morgan County will continue to move to the NE at 25 mph bringing the chance for nickel sized hail, 40 mph wind gusts, heavy rain and frequent lightning. Towns impacted:

Mooresville, Monrovia, Centerton, Lake Hart, Bethany, Brooklyn, Waverly, Camby, Homecroft

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 20147:55 PM

Severe T-STORM Warning has been issued for Hendricks, Marion & Morgan County until 08:30 PM. Storms are moving NE at 25 mph into the metro yet again. We could see 60 mph winds and 1″ diameter hail. This will impact Indianapolis, Speedway, Beech Grove, Homecroft, Monument Circle, Wynnedale, Spring Hill, Rocky Ripple, Crows Nest, Indiana State Fairgrounds, North Crows Nest, Warren Park, Meridian Hills, Broad Ripple and Williams Creek.

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 20148:04 PM

Get ready for a big gust of wind, intense rain and frequent lighting, this storm is rolling in NOW! People in Plainfield are reporting that this blew their patio furniture all over the place.

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Viewer report: 

Dime and nickel sized hail with intense winds here by Garfield Park. Thought my windows would actually crack. ~Stephen Thorkildsen @steverino658

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 20148:09 PM

Hail. South side. Keystone and Hanna – Chris Ellis

ronsmileyfox59 May 11, 20148:15 PM

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Parts of Indianapolis are now under a severe thunderstorm warning due to extreme wind and hail concerns.  This goes through 8:30 tonight.  On top of the large hail concern and winds, please remember that this cell and other isolated cells rolling across Central Indiana contains dangerous lightning.  Lightning can kill and everyone is asked to head indoors until these cells pass.  Cells continue to move to the northeast at around 30 knots.  Hancock, Boone and Hamilton Counties along with Madison and Delaware Counties could potentially see these strong storms impact them over the next two hours.  

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 20148:23 PM
ronsmileyfox59 May 11, 20148:26 PM

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New severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of Marion and Hancock county.  Large hail and strong gusty winds are the main threat.  This storm is also producing a lot of lightning.  The warning goes through 8:45.  Cumberland, Maxwell and Greenfield are all in the path of this storm cell.  

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 20148:35 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Warren Co. till 9:15 PM. The storm is moving NE at 25 mph and could produce 1″ diameter hail, 60 mph wind gusts, heavy rain and frequent lightning. Veedersburg, Williamsport, Hillsboro, Mellott, Newtown, Wingate, Attica, New Richmond and Shadeland are in the path of this storm.

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 20148:41 PM

From Jennifer Patrick in Lawrence

ronsmileyfox59 May 11, 20148:42 PM

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Storms tonight are not well organized but the atmosphere is primed for hail.  That means any storms that have a lot of lightning associated with them will have the potential to drop hail like this.  This picture was sent in by Toby in Indianapolis.  Hail threat will continue to move northeast over next couple of hours.  

ronsmileyfox59 May 11, 20148:45 PM

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New warning out for Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe and Vermillion counties.  Large hail is possible in Veedersburg right now.  The severe thunderstorm warning goes through 9:15pm.

ronsmileyfox59 May 11, 20148:49 PM

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Youch this would hurt!  This is why we advise that you head inside while these storms are passing.  

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 20149:02 PM

WEATHER ALERT | Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Delaware, Henry, Madison [IN] till 9:45 PM EDT. This is moving NE at 30 mph and can produce 1″ hail and 60 mph wind gusts. This will impact: MUNCIE…CHESTERFIELD…MIDDLETOWN…DALEVILLE…SULPHUR SPRINGS… SPRINGPORT…YORKTOWN…BALL STATE UNIVERSITY…PRAIRIE CREEK RESERVOIR AND SELMA

ronsmileyfox59 May 11, 20149:04 PM
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New warning due to large hail and strong winds for Madison and Delaware Counties through 9:45p.

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Tree down in Franklin Township from the storms earlier this afternoon.  From Barbara Ellington: 

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 201410:42 PM

Flash flood warnings issued in northern Indiana. There’s a flash flood warning in Benton, Jasper, Newton County until 4 AM. There’s a separate warning for Cass, Fulton, Kosciusko, Miami, Pulaski, Wabash, White until 1:30 AM.

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 201410:45 PM

Hail damage to shutters in Muncie from Courtney Hill: 

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 201411:21 PM

More storms rolling through Lafayette. There’s an obvious gust front ahead of the storms (skinny green line) moving E/SE that will bring a quick gust of wind for those in the path.

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 11, 201411:57 PM

Strong t-storm advisory for Howard and Tipton County until 12:15 AM. This line of storms is moving E/SE at 30 mph and could produce wind gusts higher than 40 mph

Jennifer Ketchmark - Meteorologist May 12, 201412:31 AM
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An active lightning show continues just north of Indianapolis as we approach 1 AM. No severe storms to report at this time and we really shouldn’t see anymore warnings tonight. The gust front ahead of these storms has moved into the north side of Indianapolis, storms are north of that line