Neither the Groundhog or Mister Weatherman saw this coming.
A band of unexpectedly big snow developed last night as cold air moved in. The snow socked a narrow stretch of Hoosiers from Turkey Run St. Park to Crawfordsville to Frankfort to Tipton to Marion. Within this narrow band up to eight inches of snow accumulated. The Weather Service in Indy only had an inch, but some places definitely exceeded the 1-2 inch forecast:
8.0″ Montezuma (Parke County)
7.8″ Windfall (Tipton County)
7.2″ Marshall, Parke County
7.0″ Thorntown (Boone County)
6.5″ Bloomingdale, Parke County
6.0″ Windfall, Tipton County
1.0″ NWS Indianapolis
The next big event still looks to arrive Tuesday afternoon with a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. The most intense part of the storm will affect central Indiana Tuesday evening and early Wednesday. I still think final snow totals could range from 4-8 inches. The best chance of the biggest totals will likely be northeast of Indy. Mixed precipitation will tilt the totals lower south and southwest of Indy.
Another round of snow (not expected to be heavy) will accumulate Friday night and Saturday.
And no – I didn’t see my shadow this morning.