The final day of August brought some unwanted excitement in the form of severe weather to Central Indiana. Though we needed the rain, most of us could have done without the hail. Hail reports came in from several areas across Indianapolis, with Clermont, IN reporting the largest hail at 1″ in diameter.
Here are the official numbers from the National Weather Service reported Saturday evening:
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN 1052 PM EDT SAT AUG 31 2013 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 1010 PM HAIL WEST LAFAYETTE 40.44N 86.91W 08/30/2013 E0.25 INCH TIPPECANOE IN PUBLIC 0441 PM HAIL 6 NE CLERMONT 39.88N 86.24W 08/31/2013 E0.25 INCH MARION IN TRAINED SPOTTER 0513 PM HAIL PLAINFIELD 39.70N 86.39W 08/31/2013 E0.25 INCH HENDRICKS IN NWS EMPLOYEE 0515 PM HAIL COVINGTON 40.14N 87.39W 08/31/2013 E0.25 INCH FOUNTAIN IN TRAINED SPOTTER 0515 PM HAIL INDIANAPOLIS 39.78N 86.15W 08/31/2013 E0.88 INCH MARION IN PUBLIC LOCATED AT RAYMOND AND FRANKLIN ROADS 0515 PM HAIL INDIANAPOLIS 39.78N 86.15W 08/31/2013 E0.88 INCH MARION IN TRAINED SPOTTER 50 MPH WINDS 0520 PM HAIL INDIANAPOLIS 39.78N 86.15W 08/31/2013 E0.50 INCH MARION IN TRAINED SPOTTER 0530 PM HAIL CLERMONT 39.82N 86.32W 08/31/2013 E1.00 INCH MARION IN PUBLIC 0531 PM HAIL LADOGA 39.92N 86.80W 08/31/2013 E0.25 INCH MONTGOMERY IN TRAINED SPOTTER 0531 PM TSTM WND GST LADOGA 39.92N 86.80W 08/31/2013 E50 MPH MONTGOMERY IN TRAINED SPOTTER 0554 PM HEAVY RAIN SPEEDWAY 39.79N 86.25W 08/31/2013 M1.73 INCH MARION IN TRAINED SPOTTER RELAYED BY MEDIA. FLOODED STREETS. 0604 PM HEAVY RAIN 1 SE CLERMONT 39.81N 86.31W 08/31/2013 E1.45 INCH MARION IN PUBLIC 21ST AND COUNTRY CLUB ON WEST SIDE OF INDIANAPOLIS...RELAYED BY MEDIA 0615 PM HAIL NORTH VERNON 39.01N 85.63W 08/31/2013 E0.25 INCH JENNINGS IN TRAINED SPOTTER LASTED 5 MINUTES 0617 PM TSTM WND DMG ROACHDALE 39.85N 86.80W 08/31/2013 PUTNAM IN EMERGENCY MNGR TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN 0617 PM HAIL ROACHDALE 39.85N 86.80W 08/31/2013 E0.70 INCH PUTNAM IN EMERGENCY MNGR TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN 0617 PM TSTM WND GST ROACHDALE 39.85N 86.80W 08/31/2013 M60 MPH PUTNAM IN EMERGENCY MNGR 0724 PM TSTM WND DMG NEWPORT 39.88N 87.41W 08/31/2013 VERMILLION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT TREES DOWN AND BLOCKING ROAD
Hail damage can cause severe damage to the roof, though not always apparent at first. It’s best to have a trained professional inspect your roof if you were in or near the path of the storm.
Although we have seen much more threatening hail before – like the storm that barged through a huge portion of Indy back on April 10, even 1/2 or 1 inch hail can be enough to compromise your roof and to warrant a complete insurance-covered replacement of your roof.
To the right is a colorful picture I snapped downtown in the middle of the storm as it let up for about 20 minutes before dropping more heavy rain on the city.
If you have questions, give us a call or request a free inspection to make sure your roof is ok!