The Airport’s final report of the day is 5.5 inches. That equals 50.6 inches for the “snow year” of July 1-June 30. It’s the snowiest since 1995-96. It’s the fourth snowiest winter season on record and only 7.7 inches away from being THE biggest snow year on record.
1. 58.2″ (1981-82)
2. 57.9″ (1977-78)
3. 51.7″ (1995-96)
4. 50.6″ (2013-14)
IF you just count “meteorological winter” (December-February) we are almost to the number one spot:
1. 51.0″ (1981-82)
2. 50.5″ (2013-14)
I prefer counting the entire snow season, since November or March snow doesn’t necessarily weigh any less when you are shoveling it.
Here is a summary of final snow totals, which generally ranged from 2-5 inches:
6.00 AVON IN HENDRICKS 0855 PM 5.50 5 SW GREENWOOD IN JOHNSON 0555 PM 5.00 2 NW STRAUGHN IN HENRY 0635 PM 4.80 4 SSE GREENCASTLE IN PUTNAM 0553 PM 4.50 BROOKLYN IN MORGAN 0543 PM 4.50 1 W FRANKLIN IN JOHNSON 0512 PM 4.00 SEYMOUR IN JACKSON 0723 PM 3.90 INDIANAPOLIS IN MARION 0302 PM AMOUNT IS STORM TOTAL 3.80 2 S CASTLETON IN MARION 0413 PM SNOW DEPTH 10 INCHES. WATER EQUIVALENT 0.30 3.80 MARSHALL IN PARKE 0158 PM 3.40 2 N TERRE HAUTE IN VIGO 0616 PM 3.00 1 W FRANKLIN IN JOHNSON 0210 PM CORRECTED... SNOW... NOT SLEET...AMOUNT IS STORM TOTAL 3.00 INDIANAPOLIS IN MARION 0209 PM AMOUNT IS STORM TOTAL 2.60 CARMEL IN HAMILTON 0510 PM 2.6 INCHES IN THE PAST 4.25 HOURS 2.60 RUSHVILLE IN RUSH 0215 PM 2.50 NEW CASTLE IN HENRY 0345 PM 2.10 SEYMOUR IN JACKSON 0425 PM 2.00 4 E VINCENNES IN KNOX 0344 PM 2.00 BICKNELL IN KNOX 0315 PM 2.00 INDIANAPOLIS IN MARION 0125 PM MEASURED AT DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS 2.00 BROOKLYN IN MORGAN 0120 PM 1.20 INDIANAPOLIS IN MARION 1255 PM 1.2 INCHES MEASURED AT THE AIRPORT 1.00 WEST LAFAYETTE IN TIPPECANOE 0109 PM 0.30 MARTINSVILLE IN MORGAN 1159 AM
4.5″ – Franklin
2.6″ – Carmel
2.1″ – Seymour
5.1″ – Official Indy total
That means 50.2″ on the season and THAT means we now officially have the snowiest Indianapolis winter since 1995-1996. It’s the fourth snowiest season on record, and it’s not close to being done. Another 8.1 inches and it is THE snowiest.
The heaviest snow is now south and southeast of Indy, but wraparound moisture is also coming together far the northwest of the surface low pressure system. You see it highlighted here, and it could still add up to another inch to the pile between 6 and 8pm.
2.5″ – New Castle
This is the most snow that’s ever fallen on a Valentines Day in Indy. The old record was 3.2 inches from 1970. Official total at 3pm is 3.9 inches.
1.9″ – Lafayette (reported by WLFI)
3.0″ – Franklin
2.6″ – Rushville
3.8″ – Marshall (Parke County)
The Indy Airport is already up to 3 inches. That was almost two inches in one hour! Looks like 5 inch totals will be now be possible as far north as I-70.
WLFI in West Lafayette reports 1.5 inches.
1.2″ so far in Indy.
Visibility is under a mile in Indy and in Lafayette. Bookmark indianatemperatures.com for updates.
A winter weather advisory has been extended northward from its original location. Crawfordsville, the Indy metro, and Muncie are now included, from Noon until 8pm. Lafayette and Kokomo are still to the north of the Advisory. Snow in the Advisory area could accumulate up to three inches by this evening. Further to the south, including Bloomington, the snow could accumulate up to five inches by this evening.
The storm system is tracking farther north than anticipated, and is also a little stronger than expected. The Storm Prediction has been monitoring radar returns out of Illinois and believes the snow may fall at rates approaching an inch an hour at times this afternoon.
The snow is still expected to end early this evening.
The system is gathering strength as it moves into the state. The Advisory has been extended northward and an inch (or two) has been on to expected snow totals. All maps on this page were just updated.
#SNOMG, #Snowchi, whatever you call it… it’s now moving into the west part of the state.