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
  • Staying dry, unseasonably warm this Wednesday

    The dry stretch continues for central Indiana this Wednesday. Indianapolis has only received 0.01” of rain for the entire month of September, and no rain is expected today. It is a nice start under a mostly clear sky. A touch of patchy fog is possible this morning as temperatures dip into the lower 60s. You will not need the rain gear today, but you will want to grab the sunglasses and potentially sunblock if you’re going to be outdoors a […]

  • Some showers possible today; tracking dry stretch into work week

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms are tracking over the northern tier of Indiana this Sunday morning. Much of central Indiana is dry, but more clouds are building into our northern counties with this approaching wave of rainfall. The complex of rain is entering a drier atmosphere, and the shower activity will likely weaken and break apart as it pushes toward Indianapolis. Areas north of Indy will have a chance for occasional showers through midday. Highs are going to rise into the […]

  • Break from 90s; rain chances remain low

    It is a fantastic start to the weekend with decreasing clouds and comfortable weather around the state! Lows fell into the 50s and lower 60s early Saturday morning. Today is going to be less humid and considerably cooler compared to the last four days. A cold front moved over central Indiana yesterday evening, and now more comfortable air is channeling into the area. Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame and Ball State all have home games today. The rain gear is not […]

  • Hot and humid stretch continues; some relief arrives this weekend

    More 90s are on the way for today after Indianapolis reach 90° for the 20th time in 2019! It is even a warm start to the day with temperatures into the lower 70s around central Indiana. Prepare for uncomfortable conditions late in the afternoon because humidity will create heat indices in the mid to upper 90s again. For those looking for relief, it is on the way and should arrive by the weekend! There is scattered activity on the radar […]

  • Shower chances for Brickyard 400; heat, humidity return midweek

    Temperatures this Sunday morning are mild, and most of central Indiana is starting off the day dry! We are tracking a chance for widely scattered showers today as an upper level wave travels over the Midwest. The widespread rain over Illinois this morning is entering a dry air mass as it moves into the state. This will allow the rainfall to scatter as it tracks over the FOX59 viewing area. The rain chances this morning will be limited as skies […]

  • Pleasant open to the weekend; few showers possible into Sunday

    We are waking up dry this Saturday morning around the state. At 9 a.m., the eastern half of the state had mostly cloudy skies with a clearing sky west of Indianapolis. As a result, some communities west of downtown fell into the mid-50s early this morning. High pressure over the Midwest will help keep the state dry through the first half of the weekend. Plus, a strong northerly breeze will provide us with comfortable, less humid conditions this afternoon! There […]

  • Pleasant weather expected Thursday; Dorian threatens the Carolinas

    It is another quiet morning around central Indiana. High pressure over the Great Lakes will provide the area with sunshine throughout the day. Today is the pick of the week! Temperatures at the bus stop will be mild with comfortable weather as we head into the afternoon. Highs will climb into the mid to upper 70s and temperatures will be nearly five degrees below normal for the date. Quiet conditions will continue this evening and overnight as lows drop into […]

  • Foggy start to Labor Day; Hurricane Dorian slowly tracking west

    It was certainly a wet Sunday for several locations around central Indiana! Scattered showers and thunderstorms traveled over the state. One wave impacted the northern half of the FOX59 viewing area during the morning hours with widely scattered showers south of Indy late in the day. The Indianapolis Airport only had a trace amount of rain and Bloomington received 0.87” on Sunday! Light winds and the recent rainfall are contributing to the fog formation this Monday morning. The visibility may […]

  • Scattered storms Sunday; Dorian upgraded to Category 5 hurricane

    Guardian Radar is active once again this Sunday morning. Today will mark the soggiest day of the weekend as a storm system travels over the state. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible throughout the day. An isolated strong storm is a possibility this afternoon, mainly southeast of Indianapolis. Gusty winds, a downpour and frequent lightning may form with any storm that develops today. Otherwise, skies will remain mostly cloudy as highs rise into upper 70s and lower 80s. Rain […]

  • Rain chances on Labor Day weekend; Hurricane Dorian strengthens to Category 4 storm

    Several locations woke up dry this Saturday morning while others saw rain and thunderstorms. The thunderstorms were very isolated and concentrated near downtown Indianapolis. The storms produced heavy rain, lightning, and there was a report of dime-sized hail near Greenwood. A nearby frontal boundary will sag south and keep storm chances in the forecast for today. There will still be several dry hours today under a partly sunny sky. Just be sure to keep an eye on the radar if […]

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