December 28-29, 2012 Snowfall

Surface Map at 10:00 PM December 28

An area of low pressure moved across the Tennessee Valley and brought another round of snow to Central Indiana during the evening of December 28 and the early morning hours of December 29. Snowfall amounts ranged from around an inch to over 6 inches.

A band of snow set up north of the main snow area and persisted for a few hours. This led to totals to around 6 inches at some locations. Below are some radar images that show the band, and then an image of the general snow area.

Radar at 8 PM. Click to Enlarge Radar at 9 PM. Click to enlarge.
Radar image at 8 PM. Click to enlarge. Radar image at 9 PM. Click to enlarge.

Radar image at 1 am. Click to enlarge

Radar image at 1 AM. Click to enlarge 

Below is a map of snow amounts from around the region. Please note that the map may not catch the localized higher amounts. A map of total snow depth is also shown. Click an image to enlarge.

Snowfall map. Click to enlarge. Snowdepth at 7am December 29. Click to enlarge.

The snow stuck to trees and provided a winter landscape the morning of the 29th. Below are some pictures taken at the NWS Indianapolis office.

 

Picture of snow 1. Click to enlarge Snow picture 2. Click to enlarge.
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Snow Picture 3. Click to enlarge

Snow and the radar. Click to enlarge 

Reports received to the NWS Indianapolis follow below...

...PRELIMINARY SNOW TOTALS AS OF 1030 AM...

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

INDIANA

...BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY...
   1 SSW EDINBURGH        2.0   800 AM 12/29  COCORAHS

...DAVIESS COUNTY...
   2 NW WASHINGTON        8.0   700 AM 12/29  COCORAHS
   ODON                   1.5  1015 PM 12/28  PUBLIC

...DELAWARE COUNTY...
   1 NNE YORKTOWN         6.5   700 AM 12/29  COCORAHS
   1 W MUNCIE             6.0   918 AM 12/29  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MUNCIE                 2.5  1011 PM 12/28  PUBLIC

...HAMILTON COUNTY...
   4 NE FISHERS           7.0   906 AM 12/29  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 N FISHERS            6.2   700 AM 12/29  COCORAHS
   CARMEL                 5.7   714 AM 12/29  CO-OP OBSERVER
   3 NE FISHERS           4.5  1030 PM 12/28  NWS EMPLOYEE
   FISHERS                4.5   119 AM 12/29  NWS EMPLOYEE
   1 SW FISHERS           4.0  1035 PM 12/28  NWS EMPLOYEE
   3 NW FISHERS           4.0  1022 PM 12/28  AMATEUR RADIO
   WESTFIELD              2.5  1022 PM 12/28  PUBLIC

...HENDRICKS COUNTY...
   2 NNW AVON             6.0   700 AM 12/29  COCORAHS
   2 SE BROWNSBURG        5.1   253 AM 12/29  TRAINED SPOTTER
   BROWNSBURG             3.5   950 PM 12/28  PUBLIC

...HENRY COUNTY...
   2 SW NEW CASTLE        2.1   700 AM 12/29  COCORAHS

...HOWARD COUNTY...
   5 ESE KOKOMO           2.0   700 AM 12/29  COCORAHS

...KNOX COUNTY...
   VINCENNES              8.1   907 AM 12/29  CO-OP OBSERVER
   2 WSW DECKER           4.6   823 AM 12/29  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MONROE CITY            0.5   934 PM 12/28  SHERIFF OFFICE

...LAWRENCE COUNTY...
   WILLIAMS               7.8   850 AM 12/29  CO-OP OBSERVER
   BEDFORD                2.5  1220 AM 12/29  BROADCAST MEDIA

...MADISON COUNTY...
   ANDERSON               6.0   135 AM 12/29  EMERGENCY MNGR
   LAPEL                  6.0   730 AM 12/29  BROADCAST MEDIA

...MARION COUNTY...
   2 S CASTLETON          5.5   723 AM 12/29  CO-OP OBSERVER
   9 NW INDIANAPOLIS      5.0   943 PM 12/28  STORM CHASER
   3 SW SPEEDWAY          5.0  1034 PM 12/28  AMATEUR RADIO
   INDIANAPOLIS           4.5   721 AM 12/29  NWS OFFICE
   1 N MERIDIAN HILLS     4.0   954 PM 12/28  PUBLIC
   5 NW INDIANAPOLIS      4.0   950 PM 12/28  PUBLIC

...MARTIN COUNTY...
   3 SW WILLIAMS          7.5   851 AM 12/29  CO-OP OBSERVER

...MONROE COUNTY...
   5 SW BLOOMINGTON       4.1   829 AM 12/29  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SE BLOOMINGTON       3.6   956 AM 12/29  TRAINED SPOTTER

...MORGAN COUNTY...
   BROOKLYN               3.0   946 AM 12/29  CO-OP OBSERVER

...OWEN COUNTY...
   7 S SPENCER            4.1   700 AM 12/29  COCORAHS

...PUTNAM COUNTY...
   4 SSE GREENCASTLE      5.6   700 AM 12/29  COCORAHS

...RANDOLPH COUNTY...
   3 NNE FARMLAND         6.0   700 AM 12/29  COCORAHS

...SHELBY COUNTY...
   1 SSW SHELBYVILLE      2.3   700 AM 12/29  COCORAHS
   MORRISTOWN             1.0   300 AM 12/29  LOCAL POLICE

...SULLIVAN COUNTY...
   4 W GRAYSVILLE         6.8   853 AM 12/29  CO-OP OBSERVER
   FARMERSBURG            3.5  1000 PM 12/28  BROADCAST MEDIA

...TIPTON COUNTY...
   1 NW TIPTON            4.8   700 AM 12/29  COCORAHS
   1 W TIPTON             3.0  1230 AM 12/29  AMATEUR RADIO
   TIPTON                 2.5  1022 PM 12/28  PUBLIC
   WINDFALL               1.8  1145 PM 12/28  AMATEUR RADIO

...VERMILLION COUNTY...
   1 NW CLINTON           2.9   730 AM 12/29  COCORAHS

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