January 31-February 2 Winter Storm

Surface Map - Click image for a loop

 A powerful winter storm moved across the United States, bringing severe winter weather to central Indiana from January 31 through February 2.  Freezing rain, sleet, snow, strong winds, and arctic air impacted the state. Indianapolis received 0.6 inches of ice and 1.0 inch of sleet from the storm. Above is a surface map with radar valid at 7:00 PM February 1. Click on the image to see a loop of the surface map from the evening of January 31 to the morning of February 2. 

Water Vapor Satellite Image of the storm. Click for a loop.

Above is a water vapor satellite image valid early on February 2. Click on the image to see a brief loop of this image for the early morning hours of February 2.

The first wave of precipitation fell during the evening of January 31, and this precipitation was mainly freezing rain and sleet, with a little snow across the northern parts of central Indiana. A list of reports from this wave can be found near the bottom of this page.

The second wave of precipitation began in earnest during the afternoon of February 1 and continued into the overnight hours. Far northern sections of central Indiana saw snow, with a sleet/freezing rain mix across much of the central part of the area. Across the south, mainly freezing rain was noted.  After the strong area of low pressure passed over the area, winds increased with gusts over 50 mph reported. This wind created blowing and drifting snow across the north, and caused trees and power lines to come down across areas that saw freezing rain. Travel became near impossible at many locations, with several counties across central Indiana restricting travel.

 Tree Broken Due to Ice near Edinburgh, click to enlarge  Ice on a bush at the NWS - Click to enlarge Ice on trees at the NWS - Click to enlarge
 Tree broken by ice and wind near Edinburgh  Ice accumulation at NWS Indianapolis Office Trees with ice on them at the NWS Office
 

Below are wind data for the 10 hours prior to 8:00 AM February 2:

OFFICIAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OBSERVATIONS...

LOCATION                  HIGHEST OB TIME WIND   PEAK WIND OR
                          AND OB TIME            PEAK OB TIME GUST

BLOOMINGTON               31 MPH / 127 AM         48 MPH / 1223 AM
INDIANAPOLIS              33 MPH / 229 AM         51 MPH / 227 AM
INDIANAPOLIS EAGLE CREEK  23 MPH / 453 AM         43 MPH / 214 AM
LAFAYETTE                 26 MPH / 1054 PM        40 MPH / 956 PM
MUNCIE                    25 MPH / 753 AM         40 MPH / 436 AM
TERRE HAUTE               31 MPH / 153 AM         44 MPH / 144 AM


UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS...

LOCATION                  HIGHEST OB TIME WIND   PEAK WIND OR
                          AND OB TIME            PEAK OB TIME GUST

BEDFORD                   32 MPH / 455 AM         53 MPH / 455 AM
FISHERS                   25 MPH / 559 AM         37 MPH / 359 AM
FRANKFORT                 33 MPH / 859 PM         45 MPH / 859 PM
GREENWOOD                 26 MPH / 555 AM         36 MPH / 355 AM
NORTH VERNON              36 MPH / 355 AM         49 MPH / 555 AM
SEYMOUR                   33 MPH / 255 AM         45 MPH / 555 AM
ZIONSVILLE                24 MPH / 626 AM         33 MPH / 526 AM

As the storm moved across the state, warm air briefly moved into central Indiana warming temperatures to above freezing across parts of the area. The warmth was brief though, as Arctic air flowed into the area after the storm passed. Temperatures dropped to near zero in some locations by the morning of February 3. Below is a graph of hourly temperatures at the Indianapolis International Airport from 7:00 AM January 31 to 7:00 AM February 3. The time along the bottom axis is in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is 5 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Click the image for a larger version.

 

Graph of temperature at Indianapolis - Click to enlarge

Below are pictures from February 3, when skies cleared and allowed the sun to begin to melt the ice. Click an image to enlarge:

Icy Tree at the NWS Office - Click to Enlarge Visible Satellite Picture from February 3 - Click to Enlarge

Tree outside the NWS Office

Visible satellite picture from February 3. Most of the white across Indiana is snow and ice cover, but there are a few clouds across the far eastern and southern parts of the state.

 Below are maps of snowfall and precipitation from the event. Click any image for a larger version:

 

72 hour estimated snowfall - Click to enlarge
Estimated 72 hour snowfall ending morning of February 3

24 hour precipitation ending Feb 1 7:00 am 24 hour precipitation ending Feb 2 7:00 am
24 hour precipitation ending Feb 1 at 7:00 AM 24 hour precipitation ending Feb 2 at 7:00 AM
24 hour snowfall ending Feb 1 7:00 am 24 hour snowfall ending Feb 2 7:00 am
24 hour snowfall ending Feb 1 at 7:00 am 24 hour snowfall ending Feb 2 at 7:00 am

 

Storm Reports:

Below are the reports received by the NWS from this storm. First are the reports from the initial wave of precipitation on January 31, with the second list being from the event on February 1:

January 31:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
433 AM EST TUE FEB 01 2011

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0415 PM     SNOW             4 S ATTICA              40.23N 87.25W
01/31/2011  M0.5 INCH        FOUNTAIN           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            0.5 INCHES OF SNOW IN 45 MINUTES...VISBILITY REDUCED TO
            APPROXIMATELY 300 FT.

0523 PM     SNOW             LAFAYETTE               40.41N 86.87W
01/31/2011  M0.6 INCH        TIPPECANOE         IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            TELEVISION METEOROLOGIST REPORTED 0.6 INCHES OF SNOW IN
            AN HOUR AND FIFTEEN MINUTES.

0558 PM     FREEZING RAIN    3 N TERRE HAUTE         39.51N 87.38W
01/31/2011  E0.00 INCH       VIGO               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ICY ROADS FROM FREEZING RAIN

0558 PM     FREEZING RAIN    4 N SPEEDWAY            39.85N 86.25W
01/31/2011  E0.00 INCH       MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            465 NEAR 71ST STREET ICY.

0558 PM     FREEZING RAIN    BROWNSBURG              39.84N 86.39W
01/31/2011  M0.10 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE.

0621 PM     SNOW             2 NW WEST LAFAYETTE     40.47N 86.94W
01/31/2011  M1.1 INCH        TIPPECANOE         IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

0745 PM     FREEZING RAIN    GREENFIELD              39.79N 85.77W
01/31/2011  M0.24 INCH       HANCOCK            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            .24 INCHES OF ICE ACCUMULATION

0745 PM     SNOW             FRANKFORT               40.28N 86.51W
01/31/2011  M1.0 INCH        CLINTON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            1 INCH OF SNOW MEASURED...NOW TURNED TO HEAVY SLEET.

0851 PM     FREEZING RAIN    3 NE FISHERS            39.98N 85.98W
01/31/2011  M0.10 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EMPLOYEE MEASURE A TENTH OF AN
            INCH OF ICE ALONG WITH 0.4 INCHES OF SLEET.

0921 PM     FREEZING RAIN    MCCORDSVILLE            39.91N 85.93W
01/31/2011  M0.10 INCH       HANCOCK            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0927 PM     HEAVY SLEET      CARMEL                  39.97N 86.11W
01/31/2011  M0.75 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH OF SLEET IN CARMEL.

0932 PM     SNOW             WILLIAMSPORT            40.29N 87.29W
01/31/2011  M1.2 INCH        WARREN             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SLEET IS FALLING CURRENTLY.

0945 PM     FREEZING RAIN    3 SE ODON               38.81N 86.95W
01/31/2011  E0.10 INCH       DAVIESS            IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

0945 PM     SNOW             2 NW WEST LAFAYETTE     40.47N 86.94W
01/31/2011  M1.5 INCH        TIPPECANOE         IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            A SNOW AND SLEET MIXTURE OF 1.5 INCHES MEASURED IN THIS
            LOCATION.

1000 PM     SLEET            2 S CASTLETON           39.88N 86.05W
01/31/2011  M0.60 INCH       MARION             IN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            OBSERVER ALSO REPORTED 0.10 INCHES OF FREEZING RAIN
            ACCUMULATION.

1059 PM     ICE STORM        AMO                     39.69N 86.61W
01/31/2011                   HENDRICKS          IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            RELAYED REPORT FROM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STATES ONE POWER
            LINE DOWN

1129 PM     FREEZING RAIN    BLOOMINGTON             39.17N 86.52W
01/31/2011  M0.10 INCH       MONROE             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1135 PM     FREEZING RAIN    NEW CASTLE              39.92N 85.36W
01/31/2011  M0.25 INCH       HENRY              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1136 PM     FREEZING RAIN    2 NNE NASHVILLE         39.23N 86.22W
01/31/2011  E0.10 INCH       BROWN              IN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            ICE IS COATING EVERYTHING. FREEZING RAIN HAS STOPPED FOR
            NOW.

1142 PM     FREEZING RAIN    DALEVILLE               40.12N 85.56W
01/31/2011  M0.15 INCH       DELAWARE           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ALSO 1 INCH OF SLEET

1210 AM     ICE STORM        PLAINFIELD              39.70N 86.39W
02/01/2011                   HENDRICKS          IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            A REPORT OF A TREE LIMB DOWN APPROX 3-4 INCHES IN
            DIAMETER ON HANCOCK STREET

1222 AM     FREEZING RAIN    NEW WHITELAND           39.56N 86.10W
02/01/2011  M0.20 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1225 AM     SLEET            NOBLESVILLE             40.06N 86.03W
02/01/2011  E1.00 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

1226 AM     SNOW             2 NW WEST LAFAYETTE     40.47N 86.94W
02/01/2011  M1.7 INCH        TIPPECANOE         IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            TOTAL SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION OF 1.7 INCHES.

1233 AM     SLEET            MUNCIE                  40.20N 85.39W
02/01/2011  M1.30 INCH       DELAWARE           IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

1252 AM     FREEZING RAIN    1 E JAMESTOWN           39.93N 86.61W
02/01/2011  M0.30 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TEMPERATURE 26F

0115 AM     FREEZING RAIN    3 S PARAGON             39.35N 86.56W
02/01/2011  E0.50 INCH       MORGAN             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET. TEMPERATURE 31F AND
            RISING.

0121 AM     ICE STORM        PLAINFIELD              39.70N 86.39W
02/01/2011                   HENDRICKS          IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            LIVE TREE APPROXIMATELY 12 INCHES IN DIAMETER BROKE AT
            TRUNK IN THE 7900 EAST BLOCK OF HENDRICKS COUNTY ROAD

0148 AM     FREEZING RAIN    NORTH VERNON            39.01N 85.63W
02/01/2011  U0.10 INCH       JENNINGS           IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

0206 AM     ICE STORM        COATESVILLE             39.69N 86.67W
02/01/2011                   HENDRICKS          IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            REPORT RELAYED BY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STATES ONE UTILITY
            LINE IS DOWN ON STATE ROAD 75 IN THE 4100 BLOCK SOUTH


&&

THE TOTALS BELOW ARE SEPARATED INTO SNOW...AND ICE AND SLEET
CATEGORIES...THEN BY AMOUNT...AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE
FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION.


SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

 INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
  1.70   2 NW WEST LAFAYETTE      IN  TIPPECANOE       1226 AM
                 TOTAL SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION OF 1.7
                 INCHES.
  1.50   2 NW WEST LAFAYETTE      IN  TIPPECANOE       0945 PM
                 A SNOW AND SLEET MIXTURE OF 1.5 INCHES
                 MEASURED IN THIS LOCATION.
  1.20   WILLIAMSPORT             IN  WARREN           0932 PM
                 SLEET IS FALLING CURRENTLY.
  1.10   2 NW WEST LAFAYETTE      IN  TIPPECANOE       0621 PM
  1.00   FRANKFORT                IN  CLINTON          0745 PM
                 1 INCH OF SNOW MEASURED...NOW TURNED TO HEAVY
                 SLEET.
  0.60   LAFAYETTE                IN  TIPPECANOE       0523 PM
                 TELEVISION METEOROLOGIST REPORTED 0.6 INCHES
                 OF SNOW IN AN HOUR AND FIFTEEN MINUTES.
  0.50   4 S ATTICA               IN  FOUNTAIN         0415 PM
                 0.5 INCHES OF SNOW IN 45 MINUTES...VISBILITY
                 REDUCED TO APPROXIMATELY 300 FT.


SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

 INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
  1.30   MUNCIE                   IN  DELAWARE         1233 AM
  1.00   NOBLESVILLE              IN  HAMILTON         1225 AM
  0.75   CARMEL                   IN  HAMILTON         0927 PM
                 THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH OF SLEET IN CARMEL.
  0.60   2 S CASTLETON            IN  MARION           1000 PM
                 OBSERVER ALSO REPORTED 0.10 INCHES OF
                 FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATION.
  0.50   3 S PARAGON              IN  MORGAN           0115 AM
                 MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET. TEMPERATURE
                 31F AND RISING.
  0.30   1 E JAMESTOWN            IN  HENDRICKS        1252 AM
                 TEMPERATURE 26F
  0.25   NEW CASTLE               IN  HENRY            1135 PM
  0.24   GREENFIELD               IN  HANCOCK          0745 PM
                 .24 INCHES OF ICE ACCUMULATION
  0.20   NEW WHITELAND            IN  JOHNSON          1222 AM
  0.15   DALEVILLE                IN  DELAWARE         1142 PM
                 ALSO 1 INCH OF SLEET
  0.10   NORTH VERNON             IN  JENNINGS         0148 AM
  0.10   2 NNE NASHVILLE          IN  BROWN            1136 PM
                 ICE IS COATING EVERYTHING. FREEZING RAIN HAS
                 STOPPED FOR NOW.
  0.10   BLOOMINGTON              IN  MONROE           1129 PM
  0.10   3 SE ODON                IN  DAVIESS          0945 PM
  0.10   MCCORDSVILLE             IN  HANCOCK          0921 PM
  0.10   3 NE FISHERS             IN  HAMILTON         0851 PM
                 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EMPLOYEE MEASURE A
                 TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE ALONG WITH 0.4 INCHES
                 OF SLEET.
  0.10   BROWNSBURG               IN  HENDRICKS        0558 PM
                 A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE.
  0.00   4 N SPEEDWAY             IN  MARION           0558 PM
                 465 NEAR 71ST STREET ICY.
  0.00   3 N TERRE HAUTE          IN  VIGO             0558 PM
                 ICY ROADS FROM FREEZING RAIN

$$


February 1:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1221 PM EST THU FEB 03 2011

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0600 AM     FREEZING RAIN    1 SE BLOOMINGTON        39.16N 86.51W
02/01/2011  U0.10 INCH       MONROE             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            STORM TOTAL PRECIPITATION IS 0.53 INCHES

0601 AM     FREEZING RAIN    GREENFIELD              39.79N 85.77W
02/01/2011  E0.25 INCH       HANCOCK            IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            MOST OF HANCOCK COUNTY WITH 1/8-1/4 INCH OF ICE. ALL
            ROADS COVERED WITH ICE AND HAZARDOUS.

0639 AM     FREEZING RAIN    TERRE HAUTE             39.47N 87.38W
02/01/2011  M0.30 INCH       VIGO               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            STORM TOTAL OF 0.3 INCHES. 0.2 INCHES IN PAST 12 HRS.

0800 AM     FREEZING RAIN    2 S CASTLETON           39.88N 86.05W
02/01/2011  M0.20 INCH       MARION             IN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            24 HR PRECIP TOTAL IS 0.73. SLEET AMOUNT OF 0.7 INCHES.

0948 AM     FREEZING RAIN    3 S PARAGON             39.35N 86.56W
02/01/2011  M0.40 INCH       MORGAN             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1230 PM     ICE STORM        PARAGON                 39.39N 86.56W
02/01/2011                   MORGAN             IN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            TREES ALREADY COMING DOWN ACROSS MORGAN COUNTY DUE TO THE
            WEIGHT OF THE ICE. EMERGENCY CREWS HAVING DIFFICULT TIME
            KEEPING UP.

1235 PM     FREEZING RAIN    1 E BROOKLYN            39.54N 86.35W
02/01/2011  M0.25 INCH       MORGAN             IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            SOME SURFACES HAVE AS MUCH AS 3/8 INCH ICE ACCRUAL.

0203 PM     FREEZING RAIN    GREENWOOD               39.62N 86.11W
02/01/2011  E0.25 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0307 PM     FREEZING RAIN    4 N OOLITIC             38.95N 86.53W
02/01/2011  E0.20 INCH       LAWRENCE           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0312 PM     ICE STORM        OAKTOWN                 38.87N 87.44W
02/01/2011                   KNOX               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            POWER OUTAGES IN OAKTOWN AND FREELANDVILLE.

0318 PM     SLEET            WILLIAMSPORT            40.29N 87.29W
02/01/2011  E0.50 INCH       WARREN             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            0.5 INCHES OF SLEET FROM 215 TO 315 PM.

0419 PM     FREEZING RAIN    FRANKFORT               40.28N 86.51W
02/01/2011  M0.75 INCH       CLINTON            IN   AMATEUR RADIO

0424 PM     HEAVY SLEET      4 ESE SOUTHPORT         39.64N 86.05W
02/01/2011  M1.00 INCH       MARION             IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            0.75 - 1.00 INCHES OF SLEET IN PAST 50 MINUTES. NO
            FREEZING RAIN.

0429 PM     HEAVY SLEET      1 E BROOKLYN            39.54N 86.35W
02/01/2011  M0.50 INCH       MORGAN             IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            SINCE 3 PM.

0443 PM     SLEET            1 SE INDIANAPOLIS INT`L 39.71N 86.28W
02/01/2011  M0.40 INCH       MARION             IN   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

            0.4 INCHES OF SLEET MEASURED AT THE NWS OFFICE.

0450 PM     HEAVY SLEET      FRANKFORT               40.28N 86.51W
02/01/2011  M3.00 INCH       CLINTON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS DUE TO SLEET.

0500 PM     FREEZING RAIN    6 S GREENFIELD          39.71N 85.77W
02/01/2011  M0.50 INCH       HANCOCK            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            0.5 INCH ICE. HAS BEEN SLEET FOR PAST 2 HRS.

0500 PM     HEAVY SNOW       4 W ATLANTA             40.21N 86.10W
02/01/2011  M4.0 INCH        HAMILTON           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            4 INCHES OF SNOW ON GROUND. HEAVY SNOW AND SLEET. HEAVY
            SLEET IN PAST 2 HRS.

0500 PM     ICE STORM        2 W MIDDLETOWN          40.06N 85.58W
02/01/2011                   HENRY              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            0.6 INCHES OF SLEET. MODERATE FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.

0519 PM     FREEZING RAIN    MCCORDSVILLE            39.91N 85.93W
02/01/2011  E0.20 INCH       HANCOCK            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            0.20 INCHES OF FREEZING RAIN WITH MIXED SLEET. VERY ICY
            ROADS AND POWER GOING IN AND OUT AT CR 600 AND 700.

0519 PM     ICE STORM        MCCORDSVILLE            39.91N 85.93W
02/01/2011                   HANCOCK            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            0.2 INCHES OF NEW ICE OVER LAST 1.5 HRS. ICY ROADS AND
            TREES. POWER ON AND OFF NEAR 600 AND 700.

0524 PM     SLEET            3 N TERRE HAUTE         39.51N 87.38W
02/01/2011  E0.50 INCH       VIGO               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            PRECIPITATION FALLING AS MOSTLY SLEET WITH LITTLE RAIN
            MIXED IN.

0525 PM     SLEET            1 SE INDIANAPOLIS INT`L 39.71N 86.28W
02/01/2011  M0.70 INCH       MARION             IN   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

            0.7 INCHES OF SLEET MEASURED AT THE NWS OFFICE.

0532 PM     ICE STORM        2 NW WEST LAFAYETTE     40.47N 86.94W
02/01/2011                   TIPPECANOE         IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            3.6 INCHES OF SLEET AND SNOW. ON AND OFF PERIODS OF HEAVY
            SLEET AND HEAVY SNOW.

0535 PM     ICE STORM        WILLIAMS                38.80N 86.65W
02/01/2011                   LAWRENCE           IN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            HEAVY COAT OF ICE NOW DEVELOPING ON TREES. HAS BEEN ALL
            RAIN. ALSO REPORTED LOST POWER IN HELTONVILLE.

0540 PM     ICE STORM        7 SE INDIANAPOLIS       39.70N 86.05W
02/01/2011                   MARION             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            1.5 INCHES OF SLEET. 1/4 - 1/2 INCHES OF ICE.

0549 PM     HEAVY SLEET      3 SW ATTICA             40.26N 87.29W
02/01/2011  M1.00 INCH       FOUNTAIN           IN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            1.0 INCH OF SLEET TOTAL SINCE 8 AM. CURRENTLY HEAVY SLEET
            WITH GUSTS OVER 40 MPH. 2.5 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET
            TOTAL FROM STORM.

0553 PM     SLEET            YORKTOWN                40.17N 85.48W
02/01/2011  M1.20 INCH       DELAWARE           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            1.20 INCHES STORM TOTAL THUS FAR OF SNOW AND SLEET. VERY
            LITTLE ICE STICKING TO ANYTHING.

0557 PM     ICE STORM        4 S INDIANAPOLIS        39.72N 86.15W
02/01/2011                   MARION             IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            POWER LINES DOWN.

0600 PM     SLEET            2 ENE KNIGHTSTOWN       39.81N 85.49W
02/01/2011  M1.00 INCH       HENRY              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            1 INCH OF SLEET HAD LIQUID EQUIVALENT OF 0.26 INCHES.

0611 PM     SLEET            MCCORDSVILLE            39.91N 85.93W
02/01/2011  M1.30 INCH       HANCOCK            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0652 PM     ICE STORM        5 SW GREENWOOD          39.56N 86.18W
02/01/2011                   JOHNSON            IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            POWER OUTAGE IN CENTER GROVE AREA.

0700 PM     FREEZING RAIN    3 S PARAGON             39.35N 86.56W
02/01/2011  E0.10 INCH       MORGAN             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            RECENTLY RECEIVED ABOUT 0.1 INCH OF FREEZING RAIN AFTER
            MOSTLY SLEET. AT LEAST ONE TREE WAS HEARD FALLING IN THE
            WOODS NEARBY.

0700 PM     SLEET            S LAFAYETTE             40.41N 86.87W
02/01/2011  M1.90 INCH       TIPPECANOE         IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            1.9 INCHES OF SLEET IN LAST 6 HRS. TOTAL SNOW AND ICE
            DEPTH ON GROUND IS 4.0 INCHES.

0729 PM     ICE STORM        TERRE HAUTE             39.47N 87.38W
02/01/2011                   VIGO               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NUMEROUS TRANSFORMERS ARE GOING DOWN AND FREEZING RAIN IS
            OCCURRING.

0733 PM     FREEZING RAIN    3 NE COLUMBUS           39.24N 85.87W
02/01/2011  E0.25 INCH       BARTHOLOMEW        IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ALSO HEARING TREE LIMBS COMING DOWN.

0738 PM     SNOW             WEST LAFAYETTE          40.44N 86.91W
02/01/2011  M4.1 INCH        TIPPECANOE         IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            4.1 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET. 11 INCH DRIFTS. VISIBILITY
            IS DOWN TO 1 MILE AND WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 39 MPH.

0742 PM     SLEET            CARMEL                  39.97N 86.11W
02/01/2011  M1.50 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0750 PM     SLEET            FRANKFORT               40.28N 86.51W
02/01/2011  M4.00 INCH       CLINTON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0858 PM     FREEZING RAIN    GREENWOOD               39.62N 86.11W
02/01/2011  M0.30 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            0.30 INCHES OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE LAST 24 HOURS. ALSO
            MEASURED 0.70 INCHES OF SLEET.

0930 PM     SLEET            2 ENE KNIGHTSTOWN       39.81N 85.49W
02/01/2011  M1.00 INCH       HENRY              IN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            1.0 INCH OF SLEET FELL FROM 600 TO 930 PM...TOTAL SNOW
            DEPTH NOW 4 INCHES.

0947 PM     SLEET            FRANKFORT               40.28N 86.51W
02/01/2011  E4.00 INCH       CLINTON            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            4.0 INCHES OF SLEET STORM TOTAL THUS FAR...CONTINUES TO
            FALL. VISIBILITY REDUCED TO 300 FT AT TIMES.

1000 PM     SNOW             S LAFAYETTE             40.41N 86.87W
02/01/2011  M4.5 INCH        TIPPECANOE         IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TOTAL ACCUMULATION OF 4.5 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET...WITH
            0.80 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN PAST 3 HOURS.

1145 PM     FREEZING RAIN    1 E JAMESTOWN           39.93N 86.61W
02/01/2011  M0.20 INCH       HENDRICKS          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            0.20 INCHES OF NEW ICE OVER THE PAST HOUR...SINCE 1045
            PM. TOTAL SNOW DEPTH IS 3 INCHES. ALSO...WINDS ESTIMATED
            AT 30 MPH BRINGING SMALL BRANCHES DOWN.

0227 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST INDIANAPOLIS INT`L AIRP 39.72N 86.29W
02/02/2011  M51.00 MPH       MARION             IN   ASOS

1143 AM     ICE STORM        GREENCASTLE             39.64N 86.84W
02/02/2011                   PUTNAM             IN   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 0.75 INCHES OF ICE...AND
            0.25 INCHES OF SLEET.


&&

THE TOTALS BELOW ARE SEPARATED INTO SNOW...AND ICE AND SLEET
CATEGORIES...THEN BY AMOUNT...AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE
FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION.


SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

 INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
  4.50   S LAFAYETTE              IN  TIPPECANOE       1000 PM
                 TOTAL ACCUMULATION OF 4.5 INCHES OF SNOW AND
                 SLEET...WITH 0.80 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN PAST
                 3 HOURS.
  4.10   WEST LAFAYETTE           IN  TIPPECANOE       0738 PM
                 4.1 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET. 11 INCH DRIFTS.
                 VISIBILITY IS DOWN TO 1 MILE AND WINDS ARE
                 ESTIMATED AT 39 MPH.
  4.00   4 W ATLANTA              IN  HAMILTON         0500 PM
                 4 INCHES OF SNOW ON GROUND. HEAVY SNOW AND
                 SLEET. HEAVY SLEET IN PAST 2 HRS.


SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

 INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
  4.00   FRANKFORT                IN  CLINTON          0947 PM
                 4.0 INCHES OF SLEET STORM TOTAL THUS
                 FAR...CONTINUES TO FALL. VISIBILITY REDUCED
                 TO 300 FT AT TIMES.
  4.00   FRANKFORT                IN  CLINTON          0750 PM
  3.00   FRANKFORT                IN  CLINTON          0450 PM
                 WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS DUE TO SLEET.
  1.90   S LAFAYETTE              IN  TIPPECANOE       0700 PM
                 1.9 INCHES OF SLEET IN LAST 6 HRS. TOTAL SNOW
                 AND ICE DEPTH ON GROUND IS 4.0 INCHES.
  1.50   CARMEL                   IN  HAMILTON         0742 PM
  1.30   MCCORDSVILLE             IN  HANCOCK          0611 PM
  1.20   YORKTOWN                 IN  DELAWARE         0553 PM
                 1.20 INCHES STORM TOTAL THUS FAR OF SNOW AND
                 SLEET. VERY LITTLE ICE STICKING TO ANYTHING.
  1.00   2 ENE KNIGHTSTOWN        IN  HENRY            0930 PM
                 1.0 INCH OF SLEET FELL FROM 600 TO 930
                 PM...TOTAL SNOW DEPTH NOW 4 INCHES.
  1.00   2 ENE KNIGHTSTOWN        IN  HENRY            0600 PM
                 1 INCH OF SLEET HAD LIQUID EQUIVALENT OF 0.26
                 INCHES.
  1.00   3 SW ATTICA              IN  FOUNTAIN         0549 PM
                 1.0 INCH OF SLEET TOTAL SINCE 8 AM. CURRENTLY
                 HEAVY SLEET WITH GUSTS OVER 40 MPH. 2.5
                 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET TOTAL FROM STORM.
  1.00   4 ESE SOUTHPORT          IN  MARION           0424 PM
                 0.75 - 1.00 INCHES OF SLEET IN PAST 50
                 MINUTES. NO FREEZING RAIN.
  0.75   FRANKFORT                IN  CLINTON          0419 PM
  0.70   1 SE INDIANAPOLIS INT`L  IN  MARION           0525 PM
                 0.7 INCHES OF SLEET MEASURED AT THE NWS
                 OFFICE.
  0.50   3 N TERRE HAUTE          IN  VIGO             0524 PM
                 PRECIPITATION FALLING AS MOSTLY SLEET WITH
                 LITTLE RAIN MIXED IN.
  0.50   6 S GREENFIELD           IN  HANCOCK          0500 PM
                 0.5 INCH ICE. HAS BEEN SLEET FOR PAST 2 HRS.
  0.50   1 E BROOKLYN             IN  MORGAN           0429 PM
                 SINCE 3 PM.
  0.50   WILLIAMSPORT             IN  WARREN           0318 PM
                 0.5 INCHES OF SLEET FROM 215 TO 315 PM.
  0.40   1 SE INDIANAPOLIS INT`L  IN  MARION           0443 PM
                 0.4 INCHES OF SLEET MEASURED AT THE NWS
                 OFFICE.
  0.40   3 S PARAGON              IN  MORGAN           0948 AM
  0.30   GREENWOOD                IN  JOHNSON          0858 PM
                 0.30 INCHES OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE LAST 24
                 HOURS. ALSO MEASURED 0.70 INCHES OF SLEET.
  0.30   TERRE HAUTE              IN  VIGO             0639 AM
                 STORM TOTAL OF 0.3 INCHES. 0.2 INCHES IN PAST
                 12 HRS.
  0.25   3 NE COLUMBUS            IN  BARTHOLOMEW      0733 PM
                 ALSO HEARING TREE LIMBS COMING DOWN.
  0.25   GREENWOOD                IN  JOHNSON          0203 PM
  0.25   1 E BROOKLYN             IN  MORGAN           1235 PM
                 SOME SURFACES HAVE AS MUCH AS 3/8 INCH ICE
                 ACCRUAL.
  0.25   GREENFIELD               IN  HANCOCK          0601 AM
                 MOST OF HANCOCK COUNTY WITH 1/8-1/4 INCH OF
                 ICE. ALL ROADS COVERED WITH ICE AND
                 HAZARDOUS.
  0.20   1 E JAMESTOWN            IN  HENDRICKS        1145 PM
                 0.20 INCHES OF NEW ICE OVER THE PAST
                 HOUR...SINCE 1045 PM. TOTAL SNOW DEPTH IS 3
                 INCHES. ALSO...WINDS ESTIMATED AT 30 MPH
                 BRINGING SMALL BRANCHES DOWN.
  0.20   MCCORDSVILLE             IN  HANCOCK          0519 PM
                 0.20 INCHES OF FREEZING RAIN WITH MIXED
                 SLEET. VERY ICY ROADS AND POWER GOING IN AND
                 OUT AT CR 600 AND 700.
  0.20   4 N OOLITIC              IN  LAWRENCE         0307 PM
  0.20   2 S CASTLETON            IN  MARION           0800 AM
                 24 HR PRECIP TOTAL IS 0.73. SLEET AMOUNT OF
                 0.7 INCHES.
  0.10   3 S PARAGON              IN  MORGAN           0700 PM
                 RECENTLY RECEIVED ABOUT 0.1 INCH OF FREEZING
                 RAIN AFTER MOSTLY SLEET. AT LEAST ONE TREE
                 WAS HEARD FALLING IN THE WOODS NEARBY.
  0.10   1 SE BLOOMINGTON         IN  MONROE           0600 AM
                 STORM TOTAL PRECIPITATION IS 0.53 INCHES

 

 

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