Can’t Wait for Winter?

The snow, the cold, the bitter windchills. Some people thrive on winter weather, and if you’re one of them, these winter weather tidbits will hold you over until the real thing gets here!

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 thought on “Can’t Wait for Winter?”

  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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