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Amber Hardwick joined the FOX59 team in March 2018 as the weekend morning meteorologist. Amber was born and raised in Speedway, IN and takes a lot of pride in being a Sparkplug! Becoming a broadcast meteorologist in Indianapolis has been Amber’s dream since she was in third grade. She is thrilled to join the team and to forecast the weather in her hometown. Before arriving to FOX59, Amber was a meteorologist for WLFI in West Lafayette, IN.

At a young age, Amber was terrified of thunderstorms, but her fear turned into a life-long passion. She graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. degree in operational meteorology and climatology. While at Ball State, Amber was an executive board member of the Ball State Storm Chase Team and she also participated in a storm chasing summer course. The class involved chasing severe storms in the Great Plains for nearly two weeks!

Amber enjoys outdoor activities, running in 5Ks and walking her dog. She also likes to bake desserts when she has free time. Amber and her husband, Nick, are looking forward to living closer to family and friends in the Indianapolis area.


Recent Articles
  • Light snow to rain on St. Paddy’s Day; warming up into spring

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Light snow showers have arrived and will travel over central Indiana through the morning hours. Snow showers will continue to fall with temperatures in the lower 30s. Some locations north of Indianapolis could see minor snow accumulation, which could create a few slick spots on untreated surfaces. Use caution if you are traveling over northern Indiana during the first half of the day.  One inch or less could fall within White, Cass and Clinton (northern) counties. […]

  • A bright start to Saturday; light snow arrives on St. Patrick’s Day

    We are opening up the weekend with mostly clear skies over central Indiana. Higher pressure is going to travel over the Tennessee Valley today, and keep the area dry through the first half of the weekend. Temperatures this Saturday morning dropped into the upper 20s and lower 30s, which created areas of frost. The sunshine this morning and afternoon will help temperatures recover. Highs will rebound into the mid-40s. The weather this evening will remain clear and quiet. However, cloud […]

  • Cold and breezy for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    Prepare for a breezy and colder day ahead for central Indiana! A strong cold front moved over the state yesterday, which will result in cooler temperatures this morning and afternoon. If you plan on watching the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Indianapolis, you will need to wear several layers. The gusty winds up to 30 MPH will create wind chills in the 20s! There is also going to be a chance for light wintry mix. Snowflakes may mix in […]

  • Threat for high winds, severe weather Thursday

    We are waking up to mild temperatures and scattered rainfall this Thursday morning. Light rain with embedded heavy downpours will be possible during the morning commute. Showers are expected to move out by mid-morning. There is concern on whether the sun will make an appearance between 9 a.m. through midday before a strong line of thunderstorms moves into the state. If the clouds break late in the morning, the sunshine will help drive temperatures up and fuel the incoming thunderstorms. […]

  • Cool and breezy end to weekend; quiet and seasonal start to week

    The storm system that traveled over the state on Saturday dumped heavy rain and produced gusty winds! Indianapolis broke the daily precipitation record on Saturday with a rain total at 1.84″! The previous record was set back in 1964 with 1.64″ of precipitation. The Indy Airport also measured a peak wind gust at 52 MPH! Indianapolis already reached a high of 53° around midnight Sunday! The warmest time of the day has already passed and temperatures will continue to drop […]

  • Heavy rain and storms possible Saturday

    INDIANA. — We are going to break the “below average” temperature streak this Saturday! It may be another cool morning across central Indiana, but the weather will turn milder this evening behind a passing warm front. Highs should rise into the 50s late tonight as winds pick up out of the south. The mild weather conditions will bring scattered showers and potentially some thunderstorms (south). Heavy rain, gusty winds and hail are possible with today’s wave of rainfall. The severe […]

  • Snow showers winding down; mild temperatures move in this weekend

    Not much snow fell in the Indianapolis area Thursday night, but light snow accumulated in our southern counties. Snow totals ranged from 1” to 2” south of Indianapolis. The highest report was measured in Waymansville in Bartholomew County at 2.2″. Terre Haute and Columbus both measured 1.5” of snow. A light wintry mix will possible during the morning commute with accumulating snow chances winding down. Temperatures are still below freezing across central Indiana, which could result in a few slick […]

  • Active weather to end the week; tracking snow, rain and mild temperatures

    We are starting off our Thursday quiet and not nearly as cold as previous mornings earlier this work week. Temperatures will drop into the lower 20s with single digit wind chills during the morning commute. Roads should be in good shape on your drive into work, but could become slick on this evening. Another round of snow is on the way and it will arrive late in the afternoon. Before the snow moves into the state, skies will turn overcast […]

  • Chance for morning flurries, timeline for Thursday’s snowfall

    Prepare for another bitter morning as temperatures drop into the single digits and teens around the state. Wind speeds will range between 10 and 15 MPH this morning, which will create sub-zero wind chills once again! Lingering snow flurries are also going to be possible into the morning commute. A quick dusting from the light snow will result in a few slick spots on roads early in the day. Morning clouds will give way to sunshine during the afternoon hours. […]

  • Tracking steady snowfall Sunday; temperatures take a plunge Monday morning

    A storm system will travel over the Ohio Valley this Sunday and it will bring light snow accumulations to central Indiana. Winter Weather Advisories have been issued over southern Illinois, Indiana and Ohio because of the passing system. Central Indiana is not under an advisory, but travel may be impacted today due to the minor snow totals. Heavy bands of snow may develop over the area at times today and could drop the visibility. Be careful if you have plans […]

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