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Can’t Wait for Winter?

By · November 17, 2009 at 9:02 pm

With winter season right around the corner, here are some statistics highlighting extremes for average temperature, snowfall, and precipitation for Indianapolis.

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Average Annual Snowfall: 27.0”
 
Years with Highest Snowfall
 
 
Total Snowfall
1981-82
58.2”
1977-78
57.9”
1995-96
51.7”
2002-03
50.0”
1895-96
46.8”
 
 
Years with Lowest Snowfall
 
 
Total Snowfall
1918-19
5.5”
1949-50
5.8”
1931-32
5.9”
1934-35
6.2”
1982-83
7.1”
 
 
 
Average Winter Season Temperature (December-February): 29.8°
  
Coldest Winter Seasons (December-February)
 
 
Avg. Temperature
1976-77
20.7°
1977-78
21.8°
1962-63
22.0°
1917-18
22.8°
1935-36
23.3°
 
 
Warmest Winter Seasons (December-February)
 
 
Avg. Temperature
1889-90
40.9°
1931-32
39.7°
1879-80
39.6°
1877-78
39.2°
1875-76
38.5°
 
 
 
Average Winter Season Precipitation (December-February): 7.92”
 
Wettest Winter Seasons (December-February)
 
 
Precipitation
1949-50
22.33”
1889-90
18.24”
1881-82
16.42”
1879-80
14.58”
1875-76
14.53”
 
  
 
Driest Winter Seasons (December-February)
 
 
Precipitation
1962-63
2.82”
1930-31
3.10”
1942-43
3.36”
1876-77
3.68”
1991-92
4.00”
 
 
Coldest Temperature ever recorded in Indianapolis: -27° (1/19/1994)
Greatest Snowfall in a Single Storm: 16.1” (2/16-2/18/1910)
Average Date of First Measurable Snowfall: November 19
Average Date of Last Measurable Snowfall: March 30
 
 

1 Comments

1

I really miss the annual predictions from the wind and the worm regarding the type of winter we will get. It was always fun to follow it along and see how close the predictions were.

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