Monday, 16 November 2020

Strong winds Indianapolis took away the houses

indianapolis strong winds

 Very strong winds have developed in between a departing low-pressure system and high-pressure building west of central Indianapolis. Many locations have reported 40-50 mph wind gusts already today with the highest so far in Muncie (Ball State campus) at 64 mph and Fortville at 56 mph.

Impact of Wind Outrage

The Wind Advisory remains in effect for all of Indiana through 7 p.m. for the 40-50 mph gusts. 

The primary threats will be power outages, as we've had thousands of customers reported this morning, as well as downed trees, limbs, utility lines, and very difficult travel, especially on north/south-oriented roads since the wind is coming from the west.

More than 12,200 Duke Energy and IPL customers were still without power Sunday morning after Saturday storms that hit much of the state.

IPL was reporting 3,484 outages, mostly near downtown and on the north side. Duke was reporting 8,804 customers without power statewide, including 481 in Hamilton County.

impact of strong winds

Updates of Wind Advisory

Sunday's forecast calls for a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms in Indianapolis, mainly after 1 p.m. Expect partly sunny skies with a high near 84 degrees.

The chance of raindrops to 10% Sunday night. They should be mostly clear skies with a low around 64 degrees.

About 18,000 customers remain without power as Duke and IPL work to restore outages following a stormy afternoon and evening across Central Indiana.

There is a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight with a quarter to half-inch of rain possible.

A storm coming from the northwest may hit Indianapolis after midnight, National Weather Service meteorologist Tara Dudzik said.

Dudzik said the storm may be similar to what came through earlier Saturday, with winds up to about 60 mph and possibly more hail.

“The hail threat isn’t as high, but you can’t completely rule it out either," Dudzik said.

Warnings expire

All severe storm warnings expired for Marion and surrounding counties as of 6 p.m.

The storm that swept through Indianapolis around 5 p.m. brought hail and high winds that downed trees.

About 26,000 customers are experiencing power outages.




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