Not only did the latest snow (4.5 inches officially) push the Indianapolis grand total higher than last Winter’s entire season – it also puts December 2012 in the list of Top Ten Snowiest Decembers. We’re at number 9 now, but just two more inches would put Indy into the Top Five.
SNOWIEST INDY DECEMBERS (inches)
#1 1973 27.5
#2 1895 21.5
#3 2010 16.6
#4 2000 16.3
#5 1981 15.6
That’s quite possible, with another disturbance moving through Monday afternoon and evening. At the moment it looks like 1-3 inches is likely. Timing is everything in weather, and snow on New Years Eve…. that’s bad timing.
The consistency of Friday’s storm prompted me to name it “Fluffy” online. (If the Weather Channel can arbitrarily name storms, so can Mr. Weatherman.) I say a New Years Eve storm deserves to be “Clark” in honor of the man who’ll be missing from Times Square this year.
Speaking of the ball drop, weather for NYC on NYE is cloudy, with temps in the 30s and a 10-15 mph wind. Shouldn’t be stormy there.
Lake Effect snow brought the biggest one-day total of the season so far to South Bend on Saturday. But once again–Chicago was out of the snow “loop.”
SEASON TO DATE SNOW TOTALS
9.1 South Bend
8.6 Fort Wayne
The first few days of 2013 will be quiet and COLD with the first single digit temperatures for Indianapolis since February 2011.
The average high today is 36 and the average low is 21. Records are 67 and -14. Sunrise time is 8:06 and the sun sets at 5:30.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
Yesterday’s high was 31. The forecast was 32.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Partly sunny. High 25. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 20. Wind: S 5-15 mph.
Monday: Afternoon snow likely. High 33.
New Years Eve: Snow. Total accumulation around 2 inches by late night. Low 24.
New Years Day: Morning snow showers possible, then mostly cloudy. High 26.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 10.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 24.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 13.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High 25.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low 9.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High 20.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 9.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 29.