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
  • Record heat streak comes to an end; tracking a large temperature drop!

    Highs in central Indiana have soared into the upper 80s and lower 90s for three consecutive days! A handful of temperature records have been broken as we opened the month of October. Indianapolis officially reached 92° on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, which broke daily maximum temperature records. The 92° temperature also marked the warmest temperature ever recorded in Indianapolis for the month of October! The 90-degree heat has likely ended for 2019. Indianapolis reached the 90-degree mark 26 times this […]

  • Final day with record-breaking heat; change in weather pattern to come

    The hot stretch continues for central Indiana this Wednesday! Temperatures have been above average for 23 consecutive days and daily maximum temperature records have been broken the last two days! Indy reach 92° both Monday and Tuesday, which officially broke the previous daily records of 89°. Yesterday’s high of 92° also has some significance to the month of October for Indianapolis. It marked the warmest October day on record for the city! The previous record was 91° set back on […]

  • Showers around on Sunday; record heat to end September

    Light to moderate rainfall is moving into the state this Sunday morning. The showers will become a bit more scattered in nature as it continues to track north-northeast. Most of the activity will occur over the northern and western parts of central Indiana today. However, a couple spotty showers will be possible near downtown Indianapolis. Indianapolis really needs the rain! After only getting trace amounts of rain on Saturday, the running total for the month is still at 0.40”. We […]

  • Stray showers possible Saturday; tracking record heat to end September

    A couple spotty showers moved over the Indianapolis area last night, but most of the rain fell over the northern tier of the state. The storm system associated with a slow-moving cold front has brought 1” to 3” of rain over northern Indiana within the last 24 hours. It prompted the National Weather Service to issue Flash Flood Warnings Friday night and early Saturday morning. The Indianapolis Airport did not receive any measurable rainfall with the system. We really need […]

  • Large temperature jump this Friday; timing out storm chances

    It is a refreshing start to Friday! We are starting off with a mostly clear sky over central Indiana with temperatures in the lower 50s. Some communities have even dropped into the upper 40s, including Crawfordsville and Richmond. A light jacket may be needed for kids waiting at the bus stop, but the longer sleeves are not necessary after school this afternoon. There is going to be a nearly 30-degree  jump in temperatures later today! Gusty southerly winds will help […]

  • Tracking Sunday evening storms; seasonal start to autumn

    It is a pleasant Sunday morning around central Indiana with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. We will have plenty of sunshine during the first half of the day. However, as we head into the afternoon hours, more clouds will move into the state. A cold front is approaching central Indiana and the boundary will bring our next wave of rain and cooler temperatures to kick-off the work week! Colts fans will be in good shape for tailgating and […]

  • Warm, humid open to the weekend; storm chances rise late Sunday

    We are opening the weekend with more clouds filling into central Indiana. It is also a warm and muggy morning with temperatures near the 70-degree mark! The area should stay mainly dry today, however, more a more humid atmosphere could result in an isolated shower today. There will be several dry hours through the weekend, but an inbound cold front will bring a better chance for much-needed rainfall late Sunday into Monday morning! Skies will become partly sunny today as […]

  • Staying dry and unseasonably warm; tracking active weather in the tropics

    This September now ranks the third driest to-date in Indianapolis this Friday morning! Very little rain has fallen around central Indiana, which has resulted in some locations to see abnormally dry conditions and even moderate drought conditions according to the latest Drought Monitor update. We really could use the rain! Indianapolis has only received 0.01” of rain since the first of the month! Rain chances today remain low, but an approaching cold front will bring a more favorable chance for […]

  • Heating up near 90 degrees; rain chances on hold until the weekend

    Here comes the heat! After reaching a high of 87° Wednesday afternoon, temperatures will rise even more around central Indiana this Thursday. Some communities could even rise to the 90° mark later today with dry soils and southerly winds. The forecast high for Indianapolis is 89°, which is only four degrees shy of the record (93°) set back in 1940. Quiet conditions will persist today with high pressure situated over the East Coast. If you have outdoor plans today, remember […]

  • 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 […]

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