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
  • Timeline for scattered showers, strong winds and mild temperatures

    Update (9:20 AM): The warm sector of the low pressure system is beginning to move into central Indiana this at this hour with the passage of the warm front. Air temperatures are rising near the 50° mark in our western counties already as more rain fills into the area along the boundary. Winds out of the south are also rising with measured wind gusts around 25 MPH. Wind speeds will continue to climb by midday and could peak near 40 […]

  • Tracking a slight warm up, next round of rain

    Areas of patchy fog and mist have formed this Wednesday morning. The visibility may drop near a quarter of a mile at times in isolated locations during the morning commute, which may result in a couple school delays. Skies are cloudy and it is a rather mild start around the area. Lows will drop into the upper 30s and lower 40s. Once the fog and drizzle lifts late in the morning, conditions should improve. There could be a few breaks […]

  • Cloudy finish to the weekend; patchy drizzle possible on Monday

    Heavy frost developed overnight as lows fell to the mid-20s around the state. Skies are mostly clear this Sunday morning, but more clouds are going to move into the area as a weakening cold front approaches the Indianapolis. There will be several dry hours in the day ahead with an overcast sky expected late in the afternoon. Downtown Indianapolis will likely stay dry for those tailgating for the Colts game this midday and at kick-off. At the end of the […]

  • Unseasonably cool weekend; slow temperature climb continues next week

    After seeing frost and patchy fog early in the morning, the visibility is quickly improving this midday! Skies are becoming partly cloudy to mostly sunny around the area and the sunshine this afternoon should help temperatures to rebound back into the mid-40s. Ball State has a home game today and the weather looks dry and pleasant. Temperatures will rise into the lower 40s by kick-off and will sharply decline once sun sets around 5:30 PM. More clouds will fill into […]

  • Sunny end to the work week; temperatures slowly rise this weekend

    It is another quiet morning around the state this Friday morning. Light cloud cover will exit the area during the morning commute and skies will become mostly sunny to wrap up the work week! High pressure will slide east over the Ohio Valley today and provide the Indianapolis area with plenty of sunshine.  The clearing skies this afternoon should help highs to rebound back into the upper 30s and lower 40s. Temperatures will continue to slowly improve through the weekend […]

  • Slowly warming up, temperatures remain below average

    Thursday morning’s lows are not nearly as cold as they the last two days across central Indiana! Temperatures are about 15 to 20 degrees warmer compared to Wednesday morning when the low fell to nine degrees. The cloud cover overnight prevented temperatures from diving back to single digit lows. Skies are going to be partly sunny this afternoon with highs in the mid to upper 30s. Temperatures this afternoon will be slightly warmer, but still near 15 degrees below normal […]

  • Daily record low broken; temperatures slowly recover this week

    Indianapolis broke another daily temperature record this Wednesday morning as lows dipped below 10° in several cities and towns. Indy fell to 9° around 3 AM, which broke the 10° record low set back in 1986. Wind speeds have slightly picked up within the last couple hours and the light winds are creating wind chills below zero! Layers will be needed throughout the day even with afternoon highs being more than 10 degrees higher compared to Tuesday. More clouds are […]

  • Tracking tumbling temperatures, snow chances for Monday

    Skies are partly cloudy to mostly clear around the state this morning. We will have more sunshine through the first half of the day, but more clouds are going to fill into the state as we head into the afternoon. A cold front is going to pass over central Indiana this evening, which will bring the additional clouds and allow temperatures to gradually fall during dinner time. Before the boundary arrives, temperatures will be seasonal for mid-November with a high […]

  • Warming up this weekend; messy weather arrives on Monday

    It is a cool morning around the state, but nearly 10 degrees warmer compared to Friday’s lows! Warmer temperatures are expected through the weekend with the help from southerly winds and sunshine. The mainly cloudy sky early this morning will become clearer by the afternoon. The second half of the day is going to be breezy as temperatures bump up into the mid-40s. You will have a great opportunity to finish up any yard work this weekend with the dry […]

  • Coldest start in eight months; temperatures will recover this weekend

    It is the coldest morning in Indianapolis in eight months! The clear skies overnight and the northwesterly wind flow has resulted in a large temperature drop this Friday morning. Temperatures have fallen into the teens and lower 20s in central Indiana. Kids at the bus stop will want to wear several layers, hats and gloves! There is a wind chill factor this morning and it “feels like” the single digits in spots around the area. March 6, 2019 is the […]

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