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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
  • Humidity, storm chances rise Sunday afternoon

    There is a weakening line of showers over our northern counties this Sunday morning. Early in the morning, showers fell in Lafayette, Frankfort and Kokomo. The rain will wither away late in the morning before more thunderstorms fire up along the same boundary this afternoon. The cold front will sag south over central Indiana, which will bring a few thunderstorms with the heat of the day. Temperatures this Sunday are going to rise back into the upper 80s and lower […]

  • 90s to return this weekend; ‘Barry’ remnants to bring rain next week

    At 9 a.m. Saturday, Barry is still at Tropical Storm status and has not made landfall. The outer bands of the strengthening system have moved into southern Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The storm is producing sustained winds at 70 mph but is moving northwest slowly at 5 mph. Barry is expected to make landfall midday Saturday and bring significant flooding to Louisiana and Mississippi through the weekend. Up to 20 inches of rain may fall within the heavy rain bands […]

  • High heat and humidity return today; storm chances rise tonight

    There are a few scattered showers and thunderstorms over northeastern Illinois this Wednesday morning. The wave of showers formed along an approaching warm front. A few showers will be possible over the northern half of the area this morning but will likely weaken as it travels east. An inbound cold front this evening will bring another chance for showers and thunderstorms late in the day. A gusty storm cannot be ruled out. We are kicking off Wednesday with temperatures in […]

  • Chance for storms Sunday afternoon; less humid start to week

    It is a hazy start to Sunday around the area with temperatures in the lower 70s. Areas of patchy fog formed overnight due to the humid and calm conditions, but the visibility will quickly improve by the late morning hours. Skies will turn partly sunny today as highs peak into the mid to 80s. The humidity will still create heat index values in the lower 90s! The Indianapolis Indians have a home game this afternoon at Victory Field. First pitch […]

  • Humidity holds through weekend with chance for storms

    Prepare for another warm and humid day around the area! It is already a muggy start around central Indiana with temperatures in the lower to mid-70s, which are near dew points. Temperatures will quickly rise throughout the day with afternoon highs in the upper 80s. It will feel even hotter outside because of the humidity. Heat indices will peak in the mid to potentially upper 90s during the second half of the day! A couple showers may form this morning […]

  • Storm chances rise, heat and humidity create uncomfortable conditions Friday afternoon

    After a mainly dry Fourth of July, rain and storm chances rise this Friday afternoon. Skies are mostly clear for several counties around central Indiana. Cloud cover will increase throughout the day and scattered thunderstorms will fire up after the lunch hour. Some storms may produce heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds. If you have any outdoor plans this afternoon, keep an eye on the radar! Storm chances appear more favorable today compare to the holiday. The heat and humidity […]

  • Warm and humid for the holiday; chance for storms through the weekend

    There are going to be several dry hours this Fourth of July before widely scattered showers and storms fire up. Not everyone will see rain, but there could be few storms around this evening and tonight. Last year, Indianapolis reached a high of 94° and temperatures will not rise as much this year! Highs will peak into the upper 80s this afternoon with heat indices in the lower to mid-90s due to the humid conditions. With several outdoor activities today, […]

  • Chance for afternoon storms Sunday; more 90s on the way

    Indianapolis officially hit the 90° mark for the first time this year on Saturday, and it appears that the high heat is here to stay. Highs this afternoon will rebound into the lower 90s, and the humidity will create oppressive conditions in central Indiana. The humid weather will result in heat indices rising into the mid to upper 90s for parts of the area. Remember to take several breaks, and stay hydrated with the high heat! The UV Index is […]

  • Tracking 90-degree heat this weekend

    Temperatures are heating up through the weekend, and it will be the warmest weekend in more than nine months! Indianapolis has the potential of hitting the 90° mark for the first time of 2019 before the weekend is up. The humidity will also create uncomfortably hot conditions around central Indiana. Heat index values could rise into the mid-90s during the heat of the day. With several outdoor events, it is important to stay hydrated and take several breaks to avoid […]

  • Heating up into the weekend

    It is a muggy start to our Friday with temperatures near 70° around Indianapolis. Skies are mostly clear and there is going to be several hours of sunshine today. A stray shower or storm may still fire up late in the day due to heat and humidity this afternoon. Highs will likely bump up a couple degrees more compared to Thursday’s high at 87°. Some communities may even peak at the 90° mark. The humidity will make it feel even […]

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