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18

2 Confirmed Tornadoes Preliminary Report

Posted By · July 18, 2015 at 11:15 am

This is a preliminary report:

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The National Weather Service Survey team of Indianapolis confirmed a tornado that revealed EF1 damage with approximately 100 mph winds.  It affected a residence south of Newcastle road, between County Road 775 East and County Road 900 East in southeast Tippecanoe county.   Numerous trees west of the affected residence had tops sheared off or were downed completely.  Also, a garage at the residence was destroyed.  It occurred at 4:28pm on Friday, July 17th.

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The National Weather Service of Indianapolis has confirmed a second tornado hit another portion of southeastern Tippecanoe county.  It hit the Meadow Ridge subdivision, just south of US 52 and 900S.  Meteorologist in Charge, Daniel McCarthy, determined that it was an EF1 tornado, packing in winds of 97 mph.  It occurred around 4:38 pm yesterday afternoon.  Observed damage included a collapsed garage, downed trees, and at least one home with vinyl siding removed.

TIPPECANOE RADAR   tornado 438 tornado 2

 

From the National Weather Service in Indianapolis:

725 PM EDT SAT JUL 18 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/17/2015 TIPPECANOE COUNTY TORNADOES...

.OVERVIEW... A ROTATING THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED TWO TORNADOES ACROSS
TIPPECANOE COUNTY DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON OF JULY 17. BOTH
TORNADOES OCCURRED SOUTHEAST OF THE LAFAYETTE AREA AND WERE RATED
EF-1. TREES WERE DOWNED AND A COUPLE OF GARAGES WERE DESTROYED.

.TORNADO 1...

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH
PATH LENGTH: 0.21 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 75 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: JUL 17 2015
START TIME: 4:33 PM EDT
START LOCATION: 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE

END DATE: JUL 17 2015
END TIME: 4:33 PM EDT
END LOCATION: 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE

SURVEY SUMMARY: NWS SURVEY REVEALED EF1 DAMAGE WITH APPROXIMATELY
100 MPH WINDS AFFECTING A RESIDENCE SOUTH OF NEWCASTLE
ROAD...BETWEEN COUNTY ROAD 775 EAST AND COUNTY ROAD 900 EAST IN
SOUTHEAST TIPPECANOE COUNTY. NUMEROUS TREES WEST OF THE AFFECTED
RESIDENCE HAD TOPS SHEARED OFF OR WERE DOWNED COMPLETELY AND A
GARAGE AT THE RESIDENCE WAS DESTROYED.

.TORNADO 2...

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 97 MPH
PATH LENGTH: 0.28 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: JUL 17 2015
START TIME: 4:38 PM EDT
START LOCATION: 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE

END DATE: JUL 17 2015
END TIME: 4:39 PM EDT
END LOCATION: 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE

SURVEY SUMMARY: NWS SURVEY REVEALED EF1 DAMAGE WITH APPROXIMATELY 97
MPH WINDS IN THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF TIPPECANOE COUNTY...SOUTH OF
THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 52 AND COUNTY ROAD 900 SOUTH. OBSERVED
DAMAGE INCLUDED A COLLAPSED GARAGE...DOWNED TREES...AND AT LEAST ONE
HOME WITH VINYL SIDING REMOVED.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE: THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT
TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

 

 

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Jul
18

Heat Advisory in Effect

Posted By · July 18, 2015 at 7:14 am

The heat is on across central Indiana today.  It will likely be the hottest day of the year with a hot and humid air mass in place.  Temperatures will soar into the low 90s and with dewpoints in the 70s, it will feel like it’s in the triple digits.

TODAY PLANNER TODAY'S HIGHS HEAT INDICES

A Heat Advisory is in effect from noon to 8pm today for all of central Indiana.

HEAT ADVISORY

After the 3” to 5” of rain that fell yesterday, there are still Flood Warnings in effect and a Flash Flood Warning in effect for Parke county until 8:45am today.

FLOOD WARNING FFW PARKE COUNTY

Indianapolis received 3.43” of rain yesterday and that puts Indy in the 3rd wettest July on record with 11.61”.  The wettest July goes back to 1875 with 13.12” of rain.

RADAR 24 HOURS  MONTGOMERY COUNTY JOHNSON COUNTY NORTH VERNON

The storms yesterday not only brought heavy rain but there were a few funnel clouds reported in Tippecanoe and Shelby counties.

STORM REPORTS  TIPPECANOE TORNADO REPORT SHELBY COUNTY FUNNEL

A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon into the evening.  A few heavy downpours will be possible.

SATURDAY 5PM

It will be cloudy, muggy, and warm overnight with lows in the mid 70s.

There is a low risk of severe thunderstorms on Sunday.  The main threats will be damaging winds and heavy rain.

SUNDAY 3PM SUNDAY 6PM

It will be a hot and sticky day with highs in the low 90s.

SUNDAY PLANNER

Thunderstorms will be likely Sunday evening into early Monday morning.

Temperatures will be more seasonal during the work week with more heat returning next weekend.

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Jul
14

Strong Storms Continue

Posted By · July 14, 2015 at 12:51 am

Strong to severe thunderstorms continue to develop this morning, packing in heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds. Damaging winds will still be a threat through the overnight hours.  The cluster of thunderstorms will continue through dawn.

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It has been an incredibly active weather day with heavy rain, gusty winds and even reports of a tornado in Benton county.

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It was a busy day of storm reports from all over central Indiana. There were reports of funnel clouds in Montgomery and Putnam counties in but no tornadoes reported.

storm reports

Here are radar estimates from the past 24 hours. Boone, Morgan, Brown, and Bartholomew counties received the most rain today.

radar estimate

Due to the heavy rain and saturated grounds, Flash Flood Warnings have been issued. Here are the current warnings.

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Another round of scattered thunderstorms will develop early this afternoon, along a cold front. There is a threat of strong to severe thunderstorms on Tuesday, although the threat is not as significant as Monday.

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A secondary cold front will arrive on Wednesday morning. This will help usher in cooler, drier air for a couple of days before a chance of rain returns Friday.

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Jul
12

Tracking More Rain This Week

Posted By · July 12, 2015 at 7:51 am

A few thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon through the evening with heavy rain and gusty winds possible.

 SUNDAY 5PM SUNDAY 2PM

The clouds will clear out some for daytime heating and dewpoints will climb into the low 70s. It will be a warm and sticky day with highs in the mid 80s. It will feel like it’s in the upper 80s.

todays highs

A few strong to severe storms will be possible this evening with heavy rain the main threat. Temperatures will only fall into the low 70s Monday morning.

TONIGHT

Monday will be an unsettled day with strong to severe storms possible. The Storm Prediction Center has most of central Indiana in a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms. Prime atmospheric ingredients look available for strong storm development.

monday severe

There looks like there will be two rounds of thunderstorms, one during the morning and then another round late afternoon into the evening. Damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes will be possible with these storms. Keep checking back with your Skytrak13 Weather Team for the latest details and updates on the storm tracks.

MONDAY 7AM MONDAY 8AM MONDAY 10AM MONDAY 11AM MONDAY 9PM SUNDAY 9PM MONDAY 11PM

A cold front will arrive on Tuesday, bringing another round of thunderstorms.

It will be cooler mid week but near seasonal temperatures return by Friday with daily storm chances through the work week.

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Jul
12

Thunderstorms Bringing Heavy Rain & Lightning Show

Posted By · July 12, 2015 at 3:02 am

Heavy rain with lots of lightning and thunder continue to march southeast early this morning.  Due to the heavy rain, Flash Flood Warnings have been issued, including Indianapolis.

flash flood for marion flood warnings

Do not attempt to drive through flooded roads.

Here are some rain totals from our WeatherBug network.

rain totals

Here is the time of arrival for heavy rain.

doppler marion

The cluster of storms will continue to slide southeast this morning.

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Scattered thunderstorms will be possible again this afternoon, although there will be many dry hours.

7day

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Jul
11

Tracking Showers & Thunderstorms

Posted By · July 11, 2015 at 7:20 pm

A few showers with some isolated thunderstorms are moving over west central Indiana now. If it holds together, Indianapolis will receive rain after 8pm. Some heavy downpours and lightning are possible. Another round of showers and storms are likely overnight. A few strong storms are possible with pockets of heavy rain.

SATURDAY 9PM SUNDAY 1AM SUNDAY 4AM SUNDAY 6AM

Temperatures will fall into the upper 60s.

TONIGHT

There will be several dry hours on Sunday with more scattered showers developing Sunday afternoon.

sunday 4pm

Depending on cloud coverage, temperatures should climb into the low to mid 80s.

sunday planner

Heat indices will make it feel like it’s in the upper 80s.

heat index 

A few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Sunday night into Monday morning. There is a low risk of severe thunderstorms, with damaging winds the main threat.

monday 2am sunday severe risk

A more concerning weather threat arrives on Monday. Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Monday late morning through the afternoon.

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There is the potential for damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes.

SEVERE RISK MONDAY

Keep checking back with your Skytrak13 Weather Team for the latest updates.

The unsettled pattern continues through the work week with daily chances of rain, but we are not expecting washouts.

7DAY

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Jul
11

Many Dry Hours This Weekend

Posted By · July 11, 2015 at 7:26 am

Today will be the drier day of the weekend with partly sunny skies and highs in the low 80s.

SATURDAY 6PM TODAY PLANNER  HIGHS TODAY

Clouds will increase this evening with a chance of evening showers and thunderstorms as a warm front pushes into central Indiana. Showers and a few thunderstorms will be likely during the overnight hours with temperatures falling into the upper 60s.

SATURDAY 7PM

More scattered showers and thunderstorms will be likely on Sunday, especially during the afternoon through the evening.

SUNDAY 7AM SUNDAY 2AM SUNDAY 8AM SUNDAY 5AM

Some storms could be strong to severe with the main threats being damaging winds. Some heavy downpours will be possible too.

SUNDAY PLANNER

It will be a warm and muggy day with highs in the mid 80s.

SUNDAY RISK

More showers and thunderstorms will be likely on Monday, again with the potential of being strong to severe. Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 80s.

SEVERE RISK MONDAY

The unsettled weather will continue through the work week with temperatures near normal for this time of year. It will definitely feel more like July!

7DAY

 

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Jul
05

Another Beautiful July Day

Posted By · July 5, 2015 at 5:16 am

The beautiful holiday weekend continues today. Patchy fog is likely this morning with mostly sunny skies later. Afternoon highs will climb into the low to mid 80s.

TODAY PLANNER TODAY'S HIGHS
It will be mostly clear this evening with patchy fog possible once again Monday morning.

TONIGHT

More heat and more humidity arrive on Monday with temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 80s.

MONDAY 7AMMONDAY PLANNER

A cold front will push into central Indiana early Tuesday morning. Showers and a few thunderstorms are likely by mid morning Tuesday through the evening. Right now, no severe weather is expected.

MONDAY 7PM  TUESDAY 7AM TUESDAY 5PM

The unsettled pattern continues through most of the work week.

7DAY

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