Bloomington, Ind. – June 25, 2023
The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center has issued Tornado Watch 374, which is in effect until 7:00 PM CDT for several counties in central Indiana. The watch was issued at 12:35 PM CDT on Sunday, June 25, 2023.
The affected locations include Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, Decatur, Delaware, De Kalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jay, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lawrence, La Porte, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Martin, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Noble, Owen, Parke, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vigo, Wabash, Wells, White, and Whitley.
The Hazardous Weather Outlook for central Indiana, issued by the National Weather Service’s Indianapolis office at 9:39 AM EDT on Sunday, June 25, 2023, warns of severe thunderstorms developing in the area. These storms are expected to be most intense near and east of the Interstate 69 corridor between 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Damaging winds and large hail are the primary severe threats, but a few tornadoes are also possible, particularly in the vicinity of Muncie and Anderson through Rushville.
The storms are anticipated to move from the west at speeds of 30 to 40 mph. Prior to the arrival of the storms, temperatures are forecasted to rise into the lower and mid-90s across much of the area, with heat indices peaking near 100 degrees in some locations.
Residents are advised to stay alert and prepared for severe weather conditions throughout the day and into the evening. The National Weather Service encourages the public to monitor local forecasts and heed any warnings or advisories issued. Spotter activation is expected this afternoon and evening.
For additional weather, hydrological, and climate information, individuals can visit the National Weather Service’s website at http://weather.gov/ind.