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Amber Hardwick joined the FOX59/CBS4 team in March 2018 as the weekend morning meteorologist. Amber was born and raised in Speedway, IN and takes a lot of pride in being a Sparkplug! Becoming a broadcast meteorologist in Indianapolis has been Amber’s dream since she was in third grade. She is thrilled to join the team and to forecast the weather in her hometown. Before arriving to FOX59, Amber was a meteorologist for WLFI in West Lafayette, IN.

At a young age, Amber was terrified of thunderstorms, but her fear turned into a life-long passion. She graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. degree in operational meteorology and climatology. While at Ball State, Amber was an executive board member of the Ball State Storm Chase Team and she also participated in a storm chasing summer course. The class involved chasing severe storms in the Great Plains for nearly two weeks!

Amber enjoys outdoor activities, running in 5Ks and walking her dog. She also likes to bake desserts when she has free time. Amber and her husband, Nick, are looking forward to living closer to family and friends in the Indianapolis area.


Recent Articles
  • Remnants of Florence bring limited rain chances Monday

    Tropical Depression Florence is still bringing heavy rain and an isolated tornado threat for the Carolinas this Sunday evening. The rain total is exceeding 30 inches in Swansboro with several locations receiving more than 20 inches of rain. The highest rain totals are concentrated in the Wilmington, North Carolina area based on radar estimates. = The remnants from Florence will bring more clouds to Indiana on Monday as the system travels along the East Coast. A few showers cannot be […]

  • Above average highs return Sunday

    It was a warm and humid start to the weekend as temperatures soared into the upper 80s Saturday. Indianapolis reached 88 degrees, which is 10 degrees above average for mid-September! Skies will stay mostly clear tonight, but areas of patchy fog could develop early Sunday morning. Temperatures will drop into the mid to upper 60s. Be prepared for unseasonably warm weather on Sunday. We will start off the day with a mostly clear sky with more cloud cover building into […]

  • Tracking a warm and dry start to the week

    It was a warm end to the weekend with highs rising into the mid to upper 80s across the state. Indianapolis reached 87° this afternoon because of the sunny skies throughout the day. Much of the area also stayed dry, but there were a couple pop-up thunderstorms during the late afternoon. You have another chance to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower tonight! Skies will be mostly clear through the overnight hours. Light fog may develop early tomorrow morning because of […]

  • Tracking limited rain chances for Sunday

    We kicked off our weekend with areas of patchy dense fog, mainly northwest of Indianapolis. There was also a lot of dry time throughout the day! Indianapolis did not receive any rainfall, but there were a few thunderstorms that fired up in our southern counties. When the sunshine came out this afternoon, temperatures climbed into the lower to mid-80s, which is near the average high of 84 degrees. Skies will become mostly clear during the overnight hours as lows fall […]

  • Ending July with scattered rain and storms

    We are tracking a soggy end to the month! Indianapolis received 0.72” of much needed rainfall on Monday. However, the precipitation total is still trending more than two inches below normal for July. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely today as a low pressure system tracks over the state. Severe weather is not expected, but heavy downpours and lightning are possible. The widespread activity this morning will become more scattered this afternoon. Because of the thick cloud cover and showers […]

  • Tracking a soggy start to the work week

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms will travel over the state today. You will want to have an umbrella during the morning and evening commutes. A few thunderstorms may develop this afternoon and evening. Severe weather is not likely, but an isolated strong storm cannot be ruled out south of Indianapolis. The main threats today include gusty winds and heavy downpours within the thunderstorms. Because of the cloud cover and showers over the area, highs will struggle to rise into the mid-70s […]

  • High heat and storm chances return for Independence Day

    It was another hot and humid day across central Indiana today as highs soared into the lower 90s for the fifth day in a row. The heat index in Indianapolis did rise to 99° early in the afternoon and 101° around 5 PM in Lafayette. Temperatures are beginning to fall as scattered rainfall tracks over the state this evening. The non-severe thunderstorms are producing heavy downpours and lightning. The activity is weakening as it travels NNE over the Indianapolis area. […]

  • Remaining mild and dry through the weekend

    It was another chilly morning across central Indiana with morning lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s. Widespread frost is likely during the morning commute, but the winter-like temperatures will not stick around all day! Highs this afternoon will rise near the 60° mark for the Indianapolis area. High pressure will situate itself over the Midwest today, which will keep skies mostly clear throughout the day. The Indianapolis Indians will take on the Charlotte Knights tonight at Victory Field. […]

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