Snow totals from our Friday night/Saturday morning storm were impressive in the dark blue bands where it snowed 1″ per hour for several hours. The highest total in the state was 8.1″ in Vincennes, while the highest Metro total was 7″ in Fishers. Officially for Indy, the total this time around was 4.5″ which pushes our monthly total to 14″ !! For a list of more snow totals across the state, check out this link from the National Weather Service: https://nwschat.weather.gov/lsr/#IND/201212290117/201212291744
Let’s put this into perspective. Our 14″ so far this month is more than the entire winter of 2011-2012 when only 9.8″ fell.
With 14″ of snow officially at Indianapolis International Airport, we’ve now moved into 9th place for snowiest Decembers on record.
(1) 1973 27.5
(2) 1895 21.5
(3) 2010 16.6
(4) 2000 16.3
(5) 1981 15.6
(6) 1977 15.2
(7) 1996 14.6
(8) 2005 14.1
(9) 2012 14.0 *so far – this could go up with more snow coming New Year’s Eve.
(10) 2004 13.1
Another snow-maker is heading for the Hoosier State Monday into Tuesday. There could be some mixing initially in far Southern Indiana, but it now looks like all snow for the Indy Metro. The first flakes could fly as early as midday Monday and we might have lingering snow showers and flurries through Tuesday morning. It’s still early and very preliminary, but this next system could bring up to 3″ to parts of the state – favoring the southern half.
We’ll start off the New Year on a cold note with highs in the 20s. Computer models seem to be backing off the bitter cold air that was advertised for Thursday and Friday, so I’ve adjusted the highs and lows a bit warmer – and might even lean warmer still if the trend continues. Either way, with our average high of 36 and average low of 21, we’ve got a week’s worth of below average temps heading our way.
Tonight’s Hoosier Pic is from Christy Donaldson. Her Granddaughter Bella Maye is 2 years old and this is her first snowman! Super cute.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!