Review of February 14, 2014 Snow Event

Surface Map valid at 4:00 PM Feb 14

An area of low pressure brought several inches of snow to central Indiana on February 14. Some locations received over 5 inches of snow, including Indianapolis. The 5.5 inches of snow at Indianapolis set a new record snowfall for the date.

24 hour snowfall ending 7:00 AM February 15. Click to enlarge.
(24 hour snowfall ending 7 AM Feb. 15. Click to enlarge.

The radar image below from about 1:00 PM shows the snow across central Indiana, which included bands of heavier snow across some areas. 

Radar Image
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Below are reports received by NWS Indianapolis:

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
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
  6.00   AVON                     IN  HENDRICKS        0855 PM
  5.50   INDIANAPOLIS INTL AP     IN  MARION           1020 PM
  5.50   5 SW GREENWOOD           IN  JOHNSON          0555 PM
  5.00   2 NW STRAUGHN            IN  HENRY            0635 PM
  4.80   4 SSE GREENCASTLE        IN  PUTNAM           0553 PM
  4.50   BROOKLYN                 IN  MORGAN           0543 PM
  4.50   1 W FRANKLIN             IN  JOHNSON          0512 PM
  4.00   SEYMOUR                  IN  JACKSON          0723 PM
  3.90   INDIANAPOLIS             IN  MARION           0302 PM
                 AMOUNT IS STORM TOTAL
  3.80   2 S CASTLETON            IN  MARION           0413 PM
                 SNOW DEPTH 10 INCHES. WATER EQUIVALENT 0.30
  3.80   MARSHALL                 IN  PARKE            0158 PM
  3.40   2 N TERRE HAUTE          IN  VIGO             0616 PM
  3.00   1 W FRANKLIN             IN  JOHNSON          0210 PM
                 CORRECTED... SNOW... NOT SLEET...AMOUNT IS
                 STORM TOTAL
  3.00   INDIANAPOLIS             IN  MARION           0209 PM
                 AMOUNT IS STORM TOTAL
  2.60   CARMEL                   IN  HAMILTON         0510 PM
                 2.6 INCHES IN THE PAST 4.25 HOURS
  2.60   RUSHVILLE                IN  RUSH             0215 PM
  2.50   NEW CASTLE               IN  HENRY            0345 PM
  2.10   SEYMOUR                  IN  JACKSON          0425 PM
  2.00   4 E VINCENNES            IN  KNOX             0344 PM
  2.00   BICKNELL                 IN  KNOX             0315 PM
  2.00   INDIANAPOLIS             IN  MARION           0125 PM
                 MEASURED AT DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS
  2.00   BROOKLYN                 IN  MORGAN           0120 PM
  1.20   INDIANAPOLIS             IN  MARION           1255 PM
                 1.2 INCHES MEASURED AT THE AIRPORT
  1.00   WEST LAFAYETTE           IN  TIPPECANOE       0109 PM
  0.30   MARTINSVILLE             IN  MORGAN           1159 AM
                 SNOW ALREADY BEGINNING TO COVER ROADS.

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