Indiana’s Weather For Saturday

December 29, 2012

Don’t tell The Weather Channel, but I have OFFICIALLY named last night’s snow storm “FLUFFY.” Fluffy’s official total at the Indy Airport was 4.5 inches, as of 7:20 Saturday morning.

One thing I saw while tracking online during Friday night’s storm that I didn’t on Wednesday: many references to it being “pretty.” I guess the lack of 35 mph wind gusts (and having to debate whether or not is was a blizzard) was a big factor in that. Also: the band of persistent snow around parts of Metro Indy didn’t set up until after the afternoon rush hours.

Another difference between Wednesday and Friday, as pointed out by Facebook friend Dwayne Butcher: “VERY light, fluffy snow.” The stuff I shoveled Wednesday seemed pretty wet and heavy. BTW: Dwayne already measured 4 inches in Fishers by 10pm. Which brings up another difference…a busted forecast! (At least, for some.)

A thin band of heavy snow set up for a few hours between Muncie, then along I-69 into Hamilton County, into Indy’s north and west sides, including 4-5 inch reports from Broad Ripple into Speedway and Brownsburg. Amounts were higher than expected in part because of this burst of snow.

Here’s a nice graphic via WISH TV of the totals. Click here for their full story.

And Lafayette and other points northwest? Don’t get a complex, but you were on the short end of the snow stick for the second time this week.

Snow showers are still possible today, mainly this morning and mainly north and east of Indy. The next potential precipitation maker hits New Years Eve and New Years Day.

The average high today is 36 and the average low is 22. Records are 66 and -13. The sunrise time is 8:06 and the sun sets at 5:29.

Yesterday’s high was 31. The forecast was 33.

2 (Low.)

Today: Cloudy with a chance of lingering snow showers. High 32. Wind: NW 5-15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy. Low 18. Wind: W 5-15 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny. High 26.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 20.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. High 34.

New Years Eve: Cloudy with a chance of snow. Low 24.

New Years Day: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow. High 29.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 12.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 25.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 13.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High 24.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low 7.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs around 20.

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