I remember it well. Our son was four months old. It was October 19, 1989, and 9.3 inches of snow fell in Indianapolis.
An intense upper level low pressure system sat over Missouri. Warmer, southerly winds overrode colder surface air over Indiana.
Snow began to accumulate as temperatures hovered around freezing. By 7am there was 5-6 inches piled up across central Indiana.
The heaviest snow fell from around South Bend to Indy to Bedford. Final totals were 10.5 inches in Kokomo, 8.8 inches in South Bend and 6.4 inches in Fort Wayne.
Temperatures rose the the mid thirties by late morning and road conditions improved by afternoon. Gusty winds with the heavy, wet snow caused problems with trees and power lines and caused lots of power outages.
Within a week of snow, Indiana temps were back in the upper 80s. Kokomo hit 76 degrees on October 24.
Like that one? Try these:
All Posts By Paul Poteet, unless otherwise indicated. Indiana's Weatherman is sponsored by Homesense Heating & Cooling, Dr. Nancy Halsema at Carmel West Dentistry, and Barefoot Lawn Care.. My Webcam Weather on Connect Madison County is sponsored by Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.Tweet