BLOG: Subzero wind chills expected Monday morning

Roof damage on US 231 in Cloverdale. (Photo provided by Roger Kirton)
Wind damage knocks out power
Wind gusts roll trampoline away
Wind blows over semi on I-69
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – WTHR's weather team has continued updates on the state's high wind and a look at what's to come Monday.

9:43 p.m. - Meteorologist Sean Ash talks wind chills for Monday morning.

6:22 p.m. - IPL crews have been working around the clock to try to restore power. IPL says there are currently about 8,000 customers impacted.


5:33 p.m. - Subzero wind chills expected for Monday morning and another wind event is possible next weekend.


5:17 pm. - High Wind Warning will remain in effect until 10 p.m. for Indianapolis and north-central Indiana. More damage is possible.


4:57 p.m. - Photojournalist Clint Erbacher went to check out a large tree down in a resident's yard on W 38th Street.


4:44 p.m. - Reporter Allen Carter talked to the owner of the building with significant damage in Cloverdale. He says about 15 people were inside the building at the time but thankfully there were no injuries.


4:29 p.m. - The Indianapolis airport felt record wind gusts of 66+ mph. This is only one of four times the airport has felt such strong wind gusts over the past 30 years.

4:00 p.m. - High winds are still causing damage around central Indiana. As of now, there are still thousands of people still without power. IPL reports about 7,297 customers without power and about 5,087 Duke customers without power.

Eyewitness News also has a crew on scene in Cloverdale to check out the damaged caused to a historic building on US 231.


1:00 p.m. - Two downtown businesses have closed because they have no power - Starbucks and Whole Foods posted signs on their doors.

An IPL lineman works to restore power near 71st and Michigan Road Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. (WTHR image by Joe Fenton)
WTHR wind sock at 10th & Meridian streets on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.
WTHR image by Ben Reiff
Duke Energy image
WTHR image by Joe Fenton
IPL image
WTHR image by Anna Carrera
WTHR image by Anna Carrera

Indiana-Michigan Power is showing approximately 3,000 customer outages in east central Indiana.

IPL is reporting 9,739 customers in the dark right now. To check the IPL outage map, click here.


Duke Energy's outage number is just over 3,000. To check Duke's power outage map, click here.

12:00 p.m. - Not only are the winds knocking out power, high-profile vehicles are in danger of blowing over, like this semi on southbound I-69 near Muncie that Eyewitness News photographer Ben Reiff posted on Twitter.


Lindsey Monroe has been tracking the gusts all morning.


11:00 a.m. - Power crews have been able to restore electricity to approximately 10,000 customers in the past few hours after high winds damaged trees and electrical lines throughout Indiana. Duke Energy still has about 7,000 customers without power, and its website estimates a midnight restoration for two areas near its Plainfield headquarters. All other areas are still classified "assessing damage." But crews have restored about 5,000 customers since Duke showed a peak of more than 12,000 outages earlier this morning.

Duke Energy image shows power outages at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.

Indianapolis Power and Light's outage website is now showing 7,670 outages, compared to more than 12,000 several hours ago.

Lindsey Monroe was live on Facebook in the Eyewitness Newsroom with an updated forecast:

9:45 a.m. - IPL is now dealing with more than 12,000 customers without power.

IPL outage map at 9:43 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 (Image courtesy IPL)

Indiana-Michigan Power is showing approximately 1,600 customers out of power in east central Indiana.

9:30 a.m. - Plenty of traffic signals are dark or flashing red as a result of strong winds.


9:00 a.m. - Power crews are responding to downed lines throughout Indiana.


IPL is reporting 11,489 customers in the dark right now. Check the IPL outage map

Duke Energy's number is 10,816. Duke outage map

8:15 a.m. - Anna finding more traffic signals out on the north side.



7:30 a.m. - Anna Carrera is surveying wind damage live on Sunrise. Street lights are out at Westlane and Township Line Roads on the northwest side of Indy.


Lindsey has updates on wind gusts.


7:00 a.m. - Cayuga Marshals Office, Vermillion County Sheriff’s Office, Cayuga Fire Department and the Cayuga street department are on second street in Cayuga working to clear a massive tree that fell on several vehicles.

6:45 a.m. - Duke outages now up to 12,333.

Duke outage map

6:15 a.m. - IPL is reporting 6,061 customers without power as of 6:00 a.m.

Duke Energy reports 10,400 outages at 6:15 a.m.

5:30 a.m. - Lindsey is starting to see gusts of 50 m.p.h.


10 p.m. - Kelly gives an update on the weather system on Facebook.

8:19 p.m. - Showers are developing across central Indiana with a few isolated storms possible. No severe threat but gusty winds are possible.


5:25 p.m. - Kelly has more information on the "wicked winds" coming tonight.


4:06 p.m. - Steady showers and thunderstorms are moving into south central Indiana, moving northeast. Temperatures will continue to rise tonight.



3:30 p.m. - Light rain is currently moving through central Indiana with heavier rain expected later this evening.

2:21 p.m. - High wind advisories and warnings are coming into play. Wind gusts around 40 to 50 mph are possible through Sunday.

Indianapolis and areas to the north are in a High Wind Warning. A Wind Advisory is in effect for south central Indiana.



Power outages and other damage is possible during the high winds.

2:08 p.m. - Moderate rain with a few thunderstorms will move in later this afternoon and into the evening.


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