Tornado near Indianapolis

June 24th, 2014 at 9:27 pm by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

Indianapolis tornado   The National Weather Service confirms an EF1 tornado hit near Indianapolis this afternoon.  This picture from WISH-TV shows an RV that was picked up and then slammed into the roof of this house.  Here’s photos of the storm.  The twister hit in the Brentwood area, along the Hendricks/Marion Co. line just west of the city.  Over 200 cars were damaged at an auto auction.  Trees were uprooted and utility poles were snapped.   Flooding was also reported.  The storms produced wind gusts to 60 mph in Indianapolis and hail up to nickel-size was reported with the storms.  Up to 2.58″ of rain fell in less than two hours.

13 Responses to “Tornado near Indianapolis”

  1. GunLakeDeb says:

    I don’t wish damage on anyone – but I’m glad all we got was a nice rain.

  2. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Wow Sunday looks to be a very warm day. My grandma is visiting from Texas this weekend and all of next week and she will probably think that 88 is cool. During the 2012 heat wave I thought that 92 was cool (because it was over 95-100+ several days) so I can see why she’d think that. Of course she is 91 years old… so maybe she won’t handle it well. Every time she visits she is very surprised at all of the trees that we have. Down in Texas I see barely any trees anywhere; only sand and concrete. If you step outside and actually take a look around, you would be surprised at how much you have missed.

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      That’s why I moved back from Vegas years ago. Everything was brown. I missed the green grass, and the trees. Also, the term “dry heat” does no justice when it’s over 105* every day.

  3. Mike(Shepherd, Mi) says:

    Awesome free website to track individual lightning strikes as they happen

    http://www.lightningmaps.org/realtime?lang=en

    1. Barry in Zeeland says:

      That is really cool! I’ll have to bookmark that one. Thanks!

  4. Jack says:

    Something To LOOK Forward To In July – August !! SEE HERE :
    Peak night
    Jul 27-28
    Delta Aquariids
    Active from July 21st to August 23rd 2014
    The Delta Aquariids are another strong shower best seen from the southern tropics. North of the equator the radiant is located lower in the southern sky and therefore rates are less than seen from further south. These meteors produce good rates for a week centered on the night of maximum. These are usually faint meteors that lack both persistent trains and fireballs.

    Radiant: 22:40 -16.4° – ZHR: 16 – Velocity: 26 miles/sec (medium – 42km/sec) – Parent Object: 96P/Machholz?

    Peak night
    Jul 28-29
    Alpha Capricornids
    Active from July 11th to August 10th 2014
    The Alpha Capricornids are active from July 11 through August with a “plateau-like” maximum centered on July 29. This shower is not very strong and rarely produces in excess of five shower members per hour. What is notable about this shower is the number of bright fireballs produced during its activity period. This shower is seen equally well on either side of the equator.

    Radiant: 20:28 -10.2° – ZHR: 5 – Velocity: 15 miles/sec (slow – 24km/sec) – Parent Object: 169P/NEAT

    Peak night
    Aug 11-12
    Perseids
    Active from July 13th to August 26th 2014
    The Perseids are the most popular meteor shower as they peak on warm August nights as seen from the northern hemisphere. The Perseids are active from July 13 to August 26. They reach a strong maximum on August 12 or 13, depending on the year. Normal rates seen from rural locations range from 50-75 shower members per hour at maximum.The Persesids are particles released from comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle during its numerous returns to the inner solar system. They are called Perseids since the radiant (the area of the sky where the meteors seem to originate) is located near the prominent constellation of Perseus the hero when at maximum activity.

    Radiant: 03:12 +57.6° – ZHR: 100 – Velocity: 37 miles/sec (swift – 60km/sec) – Parent Object: 109P/Swift-Tuttle. Stay CUEDD, and …..KEEP LOOKING UP!!!! GOD BLESS…… :-)

  5. Jack says:

    http://blogs.woodtv.com/files/2012/08/bill-lake-macatawa.jpg. Good Morning BILL, This Weekend Should Be a Good Weekend To Enjoy YOUR Kayak !!! Stay cueDDD & Keep Up The Great Weather Forecasting …GOD BLESS U!! :-)

  6. Jack says:

    ADD COMING Soon This FRYday For Your Viewing Pleasure HOPEFULLY ::: Bootid meteors. In the predawn hours of Friday, June 27, sky-watchers get a chance to get a good glimpse of the annual Bootid meteor shower, thanks to a dark, moonless sky. While outbursts of 50 to 100 meteors per hour occurred in 1998 and 2004, this year appears to be more of an average year for the Bootids, with a much more modest dozen or so shooting stars per hour at peak hours. As with most other showers, the Bootids are thought to be caused by sand-grain-size debris left over from a passing comet. The culprit comet in this case is Pons-Winnecke, which circles the sun every 6.4 years. KEEP LOOKING UP & STAY CUEDD!! :-)

  7. Jack says:

    Brief Description DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING
    Detailed Description URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HOLLAND…HASTINGS…CHARLOTTE… LANSING…SOUTH HAVEN…KALAMAZOO…BATTLE CREEK…JACKSON 258 AM EDT WED JUN 25 2014 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING. HAZARDOUS WEATHER… AREAS OF DENSE FOG IS FORMING THIS MORNING ALONG AND SOUTH OF A HOLLAND TO LANSING LINE. THE FOG WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD THROUGH SUNRISE BEFORE DISSIPATING BY MID MORNING. IMPACTS… VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… IF DRIVING…SLOW DOWN…USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS…AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU. WEATHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON LINE AT http://GO.USA.GOV/5OG.

  8. Jack says:

    On June 25 in Southwest Lower Michigan…

    6/25/1870
    The monthly record high for June of 99 degrees for Lansing was set on this day. This record would be tied on June 25 in 1895 and again in 1988.
    6/25/1969
    A tornado begins near Cedar Springs in Kent County and moves east for seven miles, damaging a store and destroying a barn, chicken coop and 14 camper trailers.
    Stay CueDDD, Happy HUMP-DAY!!

  9. Jack says:

    000
    FXUS63 KGRR 250658
    AFDGRR

    AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
    258 AM EDT WED JUN 25 2584

    LATEST UPDATE…
    SYNOPSIS/SHORT TERM/LONG TERM/HYDRO/MARINE

    .SYNOPSIS…
    ISSUED AT 258 AM EDT WED JUN 25 2584

    AREAS OF FOG CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING. A
    WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TODAY AND TOUCH OFF
    A FEW SHOWERS AND STORMS…ESPECIALLY AWAY FROM LAKE MICHIGAN.
    SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED…HOWEVER SOME LOCALLY HEAVY
    DOWNPOURS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

    DRY WEATHER CAN THEN BE EXPECTED FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY BEFORE A
    SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL BECOME POSSIBLE OVER THE WEEKEND. A GOOD
    PORTION OF THE WEEKEND IT WILL NOT BE RAINING. TEMPERATURES WILL
    BECOME VERY WARM TO HOT OVER THE WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK.

    &&

    .SHORT TERM…(TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
    ISSUED AT 258 AM EDT WED JUN 25 2584

    WE WILL BE ISSUING A DENSE FOG ADVISORY FOR THE SRN PORTION OF THE
    CWFA THIS MORNING. THE ONLY OTHER ITEM OF INTEREST IN THE SHORT TERM
    WILL BE PCPN POTENTIAL FOR TODAY.

    THE SRN PORTION OF THE AREA IS SEEING THE MOST CONCENTRATED FOG THIS
    MORNING WITH MANY SITES REPORTING BETWEEN A QUARTER OF A MILE AND
    ONE MILE ALREADY. THE SOUTH IS WHERE THE MAJORITY OF THE RAIN FELL
    YESTERDAY AND HAD THE CLOUDS MOVE OUT LAST SO LESS EVAPORATION TOOK
    PLACE. NOTHING IS REALLY EXPECTED TO CHANGE THROUGH SUNRISE…SO IT
    SHOULD ONLY CONTINUE.

    THE FOCUS THEN BECOMES THE CHC OF SHOWERS/STORMS TODAY. A NICE SHORT
    WAVE CAN BE SEEN IN WV IMAGERY SPINNING NEAR KMSP AT 06Z THIS
    MORNING. THIS SHORT WAVE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE IN ACROSS THE AREA
    DURING PEAK HEATING TODAY. FCST SOUNDINGS SHOW THAT INSTABILITY WILL
    BE LACKING A BIT WITH ML CAPES REMAINING UNDER 1000 J/KG THROUGH THE
    AFTERNOON. FCST SOUNDINGS ALSO SHOW A WEAK CAP IN PLACE AROUND 850
    MB WHICH WILL LIMIT DEVELOPMENT SLIGHTLY ALSO. WITH THESE FACTORS
    CONSIDERED…WE HAVE KEPT THE CHCS LIMITED A BIT. DEEP LAYER SHEAR
    IS NOT SHABBY WITH VALUES AROUND 30 KNOTS…SO A STRONGER STORM WILL
    BE POSSIBLE.

    WE EXPECT CONDITIONS WILL DRY OUT FAIRLY QUICKLY THIS EVENING. THE
    SHORT WAVE WILL SLIP EAST OF THE AREA JUST AFTER 00Z THIS EVENING
    AND ABOUT THE SAME TIME WE WILL LOSE OUR DIURNAL HEATING. WE EXPECT
    SKIES TO CLEAR OUT A BIT…AND SOME DRIER AIR SHOULD TRY AND ADVECT
    IN FROM THE NORTH BEHIND THIS WAVE.

    THE PERIOD FROM THU THROUGH FRI LOOKS TO BE QUIET ACROSS THE ENTIRE
    AREA. A STRONGER UPPER SYSTEM OVER THE PACIFIC IS EXPECTED TO DIG
    IN ACROSS THE ROCKIES BY FRI AFTERNOON. THIS WILL IN RETURN BUILD
    THE UPPER RIDGE OVER OUR REGION. THE SUBSIDENCE AND SLIGHTLY DRIER
    AIR MOVING IN SHOULD KEEP CONDITIONS DRY ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH
    FRI. TEMPS WILL MODERATE THROUGH THE PERIOD WITH MID TO UPPER 70S
    TODAY…WARMING TO THE LOW TO MID 80S BY FRI.

    .LONG TERM…(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY)
    ISSUED AT 258 AM EDT WED JUN 25 2584

    THE MAIN CHALLENGE IN THE LONG TERM DEALS WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR
    THUNDERSTORMS. STILL LOOKS LIKE ONE OR MORE ROUNDS OF STORMS WILL
    OCCUR. MODELS ARE IN OK AGREEMENT ON THIS SCENARIO.

    ONE SHORTWAVE TRACKS NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES
    REGION SAT NIGHT INTO SUN. MID LEVEL HEIGHT FALLS AND INCREASING
    AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE LEAD TO INSTABILITY AND EVENTUALLY
    THUNDERSTORMS. A LOW LEVEL JET IS SITUATED ACROSS THE AREA SO THE
    ADDED LIFT MAY ENHANCE THE DURATION AND TOTAL RAINFALL OF THE
    STORMS…ESPECIALLY SAT NIGHT.

    ANOTHER ROUND OF STORMS COULD OCCUR EARLY NEXT WEEK. AN UPPER LOW
    TRACKS EASTWARD FROM MANITOBA TO ONTARIO. ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THIS
    SYSTEM…STRENGTHENING WESTERLIES MAY COMBINE WITH STRONG
    INSTABILITY TO ALLOW FOR ORGANIZED THUNDERSTORMS. MON INTO TUE
    WOULD BE THE MOST LIKELY TIMEFRAME FOR THIS TO HAPPEN. WILL KEEP
    THE HIGHER POTENTIAL FOR STORMS GOING.

    ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED GIVEN THE PERSISTENT
    SOUTHWEST TO WEST FLOW.

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