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We Broke the Streak! (But Severe Storms Struck Along the Way)

By · August 9, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Photo Courtesy WTHR-TV Facebook Fan Linda Smoot

What a way to end our record 90-degree streak!  Mother Nature brought us one more round of strong to severe storms ahead of the cold front that will bring the coolest air since June to Central Indiana!

For the record:

We racked up 23 days of 90+ heat.  That streak is over since Tuesday’s high managed just 89.  The old record was 19 in 1936.

We’ve stacked up 39 days of 85+ heat.  That’s a streak that continues but will likely snap on Wednesday.  39 is a record.

We’ve score 44 straight days of 80+ heat.  That’s NOT a record, but is in 9th place.  The record is 86 set in 2002.

In case you’re wondering, we’re now up to 34 days of 90+ heat in 2011.  Last year we had 37 and 1983 had the most with 58!  you may have heard us mention from time to time that the average number of 90-degree days is 17.5 (we usually round to 18) a year, but the National Weather Service just released new “climate normals” for the last 30 years.  The new average number of 90-degrees days is 14.6!  So consider this year quite a feat!

Want more stats?  How ’bout a storm reports from the severe storms that rolled through Tuesday evening.  The National Weather Service in Indy compiled this list:

 

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
853 PM EDT TUE AUG 09 2011

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0622 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 S ADVANCE             39.95N 86.62W
08/09/2011                   BOONE              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            POWER LINES DOWN AT 9967 WEST AND 600 SOUTH. TIME
            ESTIMATED.

0630 PM     TSTM WND GST     NEW ROSS                39.96N 86.71W
08/09/2011  E65.00 MPH       MONTGOMERY         IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WINDS ESTIMATED AT 60-65 MPH. ACCOMPANIED BY DIME TO
            NICKEL SIZE HAIL.

0638 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N JAMESTOWN           39.94N 86.63W
08/09/2011                   BOONE              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            PEA SIZE HAIL. ESTIMATED 40 TO 50 MPH WIND GUSTS AND
            SEVERAL TREE BRANCHES DOWN.

0641 PM     HAIL             1 N JAMESTOWN           39.94N 86.63W
08/09/2011  E0.75 INCH       BOONE              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0645 PM     HAIL             3 NNE LIZTON            39.93N 86.52W
08/09/2011  U0.25 INCH       BOONE              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0648 PM     TSTM WND GST     BROWNSBURG              39.84N 86.39W
08/09/2011  E50.00 MPH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            40-50 MPH WIND GUSTS IN SE BROWNSBURG.

0649 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NNE LIZTON            39.91N 86.53W
08/09/2011                   HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            2-FOOT LIVE TREE ACROSS ROAD, ACCOMPANIED BY NICKEL SIZE
            HAIL

0649 PM     HAIL             2 NNE LIZTON            39.91N 86.53W
08/09/2011  U0.75 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NICKEL SIZE HAIL ACCOMPANIED BY 2 FOOT DIAMETER TREE DOWN
            ACROSS ROAD

0650 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 S ADVANCE             39.95N 86.62W
08/09/2011                   BOONE              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SEVERAL POWER LINES DOWN ACROSS STATE ROAD 75. TIME
            ESTIMATED.

0650 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NNE LIZTON            39.91N 86.53W
08/09/2011                   HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            THUNDERSTORM WINDS BLEW A 2-FOOT DIAMETER TREE DOWN
            ACROSS STATE ROAD 39 AND COUNTY ROAD 1025N

0652 PM     HAIL             BROWNSBURG              39.84N 86.39W
08/09/2011  M1.00 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0655 PM     HAIL             10 NNW INDIANAPOLIS     39.91N 86.22W
08/09/2011  M1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            QUARTER SIZED HAIL ACCOMPANIED BY 50 MPH WINDS AT 86TH
            AND TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD.

0656 PM     HAIL             3 E AVON                39.76N 86.33W
08/09/2011  E0.50 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            AT US 36 AND RACEWAY RD.

0705 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NNE JAMESTOWN         39.97N 86.61W
08/09/2011                   BOONE              IN   PUBLIC

            8 TELEPHONE POLES DOWN IN THE 6000 SOUTH AND STATE ROAD
            75 AREA. TIME APPROX.

0706 PM     TSTM WND GST     INDIANAPOLIS INT`L AIRP 39.72N 86.29W
08/09/2011  M58.00 MPH       MARION             IN   ASOS

0707 PM     HAIL             1 N CLERMONT            39.83N 86.32W
08/09/2011  E0.75 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0720 PM     HAIL             5 S INDIANAPOLIS        39.70N 86.15W
08/09/2011  U0.50 INCH       MARION             IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            LOCATED AT INTERSTATE 465 AND STATE ROUTE 135

0725 PM     HAIL             8 SE INDIANAPOLIS       39.69N 86.04W
08/09/2011  E0.75 INCH       MARION             IN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            AT SOUTHPORT AND I-65. ACCOMPANIED BY 40 MPH WINDS.

0725 PM     HAIL             7 ESE INDIANAPOLIS      39.74N 86.02W
08/09/2011  E0.25 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            AT FRANKLIN AND RAYMOND. ACCOMPANIED BY 40 MPH WINDS.

0727 PM     HAIL             7 SE INDIANAPOLIS       39.70N 86.05W
08/09/2011  U0.75 INCH       MARION             IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

0729 PM     HAIL             9 SSE INDIANAPOLIS      39.66N 86.08W
08/09/2011  U0.50 INCH       MARION             IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0810 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MARIETTA                39.44N 85.88W
08/09/2011                   SHELBY             IN   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            TREE LIMBS DOWN

0817 PM     HAIL             5 N HOPE                39.37N 85.77W
08/09/2011  U0.75 INCH       SHELBY             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NICKEL SIZE HAIL

0821 PM     HAIL             4 NNE HOPE              39.35N 85.74W
08/09/2011  U0.25 INCH       SHELBY             IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0832 PM     HAIL             4 ENE HARTSVILLE        39.29N 85.63W
08/09/2011  U1.00 INCH       DECATUR            IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            ACCOMPANIED BY ESTIMATED WINDS OF 60 MPH

0832 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 ENE HARTSVILLE        39.29N 85.63W
08/09/2011  E60.00 MPH       DECATUR            IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            LOCATED AT 800 WEST AND STATE ROAD 46. ACCOMPANIED BY
            1-INCH HAIL

Storm Reports - NOAA

Although a tornado warning was issued for Shelby County at one point, no tornadoes were reported, thankfully!  After the storms, cooler air is filtering in.  Not only will it be the coolest since June, but it should also be the most comfortable in weeks!  Enjoy it!

-Meteorologist Chikage Windler Follow Chikage on Twitter – Become a fan on Facebook

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