On Monday, the National Weather Service station in Indianapolis, Indiana, issued a tornado warning for northeastern Warren County and central Tippecanoe County. The warning is in effect until 9:30 EST. The station will continue to monitor the storm’s movement.
At 9:15 Monday night, Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm with conditions that were favorable for creating tornadoes. The storm cell at the time was located six miles south of the the town of Lafayette, moving southeast at 25 miles per hour.
Local Doppler radar readings have showed hail up to 2.5 inches in diameter in some areas around the cell that is seen having a rotating motion. Winds on the ground in front of the storm are now at 16 knots (18 mph).
The storm is currently coming from the northwest and is moving east along Interstate 35. Measured rainfall in the area exceeds 65 dBZ in some of the hardest hit areas.
A local storm chaser reported a possible tornado had touched down and that residents in the area were to take cover immediately. There have been no reports of damage or injuries in the area as of now.
Three hail storms have been indicated on Doppler radar in the greater Indianapolis area. Heavy hail is being seen by a storm chaser in the town of Kentland.
A severe thunderstorm is now making its way towards Indianapolis. There have been well over 100 confirmed lightning strikes a few miles west of the city.
By Alex Lemieux
The National Weather Service: SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
Weather Underground: Indianapolis Radar NEXRAD Station IND
TVN Weather: Paul Goddard – StormViewLive
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