The third significant snow event strike Central Indiana in less than 2 weeks occurred on February 15, 2010. Other significant snows fell on February 5 and February 9.

A strong upper low moved across the Ohio Valley on the 15th, bringing snowfall totals to nearly a foot to portions of Central Indiana. This snow fell within a 24 hour period, with some areas seeing the snow start during the late evening of February 14.  The highest snowfall totals were seen across far southern sections of Central Indiana. The snowfall total for the 15th at the Indianapolis International Airport reached 6.3 inches, which was a new record snowfall for the date. This brought the seasonal snowfall total at Indianapolis to 31.9 inches, or just below the top 10 snowiest winters (December-February) on record.

Below is a radar image taken near 9:00 AM on the 15th. Click to enlarge.

 

Radar Image

Below is a water vapor satellite image from the afternoon of the 15th. Water vapor images show where upper level storm systems are and the moisture associated with them. To see an animated version of the picture, click the image. The loop shows the upper low moving to the southeast of our area during the afternoon.

Satellite Loop

 

Below are some pictures taken at the National Weather Service. The first two were taken at around 9:00 AM on the 15th. The bottom picture was taken on February 16. Click to enlarge.

 

Outside the NWS Office Another picture outside the NWS Office

 Outside the NWS Office 2/16/10

Snowfall totals across Central Indiana ranged from less than an inch across the far northern sections to around 10 inches across far southern sections. Below are maps of 24 hour snowfall. The first image is for the period ending 7:00 AM February 15, and the second image is for the period ending 7:00 AM February 16. The third image is snow depth at 7:00 AM February 16. Click any image to enlarge.

 

24 hour snowfall ending 7am Feb 15 Snowfall map ending Feb 16
 

Snow depth map for Feb 16 at 7am

Here is a listing of snowfall reports received during the day. Thanks to everyone who sent us their totals!

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
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
 10.00   NASHVILLE                IN  BROWN            0530 PM
 10.00   EDINBURGH                IN  JOHNSON          0530 PM
 10.00   COLUMBUS                 IN  BARTHOLOMEW      0131 PM
                 REPORT VIA WTHR METEOROLOGIST
  9.50   BLOOMINGTON              IN  MONROE           0900 PM
  9.50   HAYDEN                   IN  JENNINGS         0411 PM
  9.00   SEYMOUR                  IN  JACKSON          0636 PM
                 6 TO 9 INCHES OF SNOW REPORTED TODAY ACROSS
                 VARIOUS PARTS OF JACKSON COUNTY
  9.00   ELLETTSVILLE             IN  MONROE           0513 PM
  9.00   SCIPIO                   IN  JENNINGS         0259 PM
                 MEASURED 9 INCHES ON A FLAT SURFACE OUTSIDE
                 MY HOUSE
  8.70   3 S PARAGON              IN  MORGAN           1052 PM
                 8.7 INCHES IN THE PAST 24 HOURS MEASURE BY CO
                 OP OBSERVER
  8.50   SEYMOUR                  IN  JACKSON          0920 PM
                 ALSO MEASURED SEVERAL DRIFTS AT AN AVERAGE OF
                 14 INCHES
  8.00   GREENWOOD                IN  JOHNSON          0636 PM
                 8 INCHES OF SNOW MEASURED BY PUBLIC IN
                 GREENWOOD
  8.00   3 SE ODON                IN  DAVIESS          0242 PM
  8.00   COLUMBUS                 IN  BARTHOLOMEW      0131 PM
                 REPORT VIA WTHR METEOROLOGIST
  7.50   5 SW BLOOMINGTON         IN  MONROE           0636 PM
                 7.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL MEASURED BY TRAINED
                 SPOTTER
  7.50   SHELBYVILLE              IN  SHELBY           0430 PM
  7.40   MEDORA                   IN  JACKSON          0700 AM
  7.00   3 S PARAGON              IN  MORGAN           1159 AM
  6.50   1 SE SHELBYVILLE         IN  SHELBY           1137 AM
  6.50   WILLIAMS                 IN  LAWRENCE         0821 AM
  6.30   BICKNELL                 IN  KNOX             1034 AM
                 STORM SPOTTER NEAR BICKNELL REPORTS 6 TO 6.5
                 INCHES. REPORT VIA NWS CHAT.
  6.10   INDIANAPOLIS INT`L AIRP  IN  MARION           0636 PM
                 6.1 INCHES OF SNOWFALL SINCE LAST NIGHT AT
                 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
  6.00   KNIGHTSTOWN              IN  HENRY            0648 PM
                 BALL STATE STORM CHASER MEASURED 6 INCHES OF
                 SNOWFALL TODAY
  6.00   NEW WHITELAND            IN  JOHNSON          0354 PM
                 STORM TOTAL MEASURED AT 1230 PM
  6.00   COLUMBUS                 IN  BARTHOLOMEW      0229 PM
                 WIND OF 9 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS HAS CREATED
                 DRIFTING ON ALL ROADS. DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE
                 VERY HAZARDOUS.
  6.00   VINCENNES                IN  KNOX             0756 AM
                 REPORT RECIEVED VIA WFIE-TV ON NWS CHAT.
  5.80   NEW CASTLE               IN  HENRY            0600 PM
  5.50   CLAY CITY                IN  CLAY             0636 PM
                 5.5 INCHES OF SNOW MEASURED SINCE LAST NIGHT
  5.50   GREENSBURG               IN  DECATUR          0312 PM
  5.50   BRAZIL                   IN  CLAY             1044 AM
                 EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS 3 TO 4 INCHES IN
                 THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTY AND 5 TO 6
                 INCHES IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTY.
                 REPORT VIA WEBEOC.
  5.30   6 S TERRE HAUTE          IN  VIGO             0636 PM
                 5.3 INCHES OF SNOW MEASURED SINCE LAST NIGHT
  5.30   2 SW PRAIRIETON          IN  VIGO             0212 PM
  5.30   7 N SPENCER              IN  OWEN             1135 AM
                 REPORT FROM NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY
                 231 AND STATE ROUTE 67.
  5.00   STRAUGHN                 IN  HENRY            0412 PM
  5.00   JASONVILLE               IN  GREENE           1046 AM
                 REPORT VIA FACEBOOK.
  4.90   SHELBYVILLE              IN  SHELBY           0327 PM
                 1.4 INCHES OF NEW SNOWFALL OVER THE PAST 4
                 HOURS
  4.70   7 S SPENCER              IN  OWEN             0904 AM
                 VIA ESPOTTER. SNOWFALL IN LAST 12 HOURS.
  4.60   2 SE BROWNSBURG          IN  HENDRICKS        0930 PM
                 4.6 INCHES STORM TOTAL, 8 INCH SNOW DEPTH
  4.50   FARMERSBURG              IN  SULLIVAN         0636 PM
                 4.5 INCHES OF SNOW MEASURED SINCE LAST NIGHT
  4.50   WASHINGTON               IN  DAVIESS          0821 AM
                 REPORT RECEIEVED VIA NWS CHAT.
  4.20   MCCORDSVILLE             IN  HANCOCK          0312 PM
  4.20   2 E BROOKLYN             IN  MORGAN           1100 AM
                 REPORT FROM FORMER NWS EMPLOYEE.
  4.00   BRAZIL                   IN  CLAY             0636 PM
                 4 INCHES OF SNOW MEASURED SINCE LAST NIGHT
  4.00   1 N CLERMONT             IN  MARION           1050 AM
  4.00   BEDFORD                  IN  LAWRENCE         0622 AM
  3.80   2 S CASTLETON            IN  MARION           0700 PM
                 3.8 INCHES OF NEW SNOW/WATER EQUIVELENT 0.29
                 SNOWDEPTH 9
  3.50   2 NW AMO                 IN  HENDRICKS        0904 AM
                 REPORT VIA ESPOTTER.
  3.50   FRANKLIN                 IN  JOHNSON          0815 AM
                 REPORT FROM WTHR METEOROLOGIST.
  3.30   TERRE HAUTE              IN  VIGO             0839 AM
                 REPORT RECIEVED FROM WTHI...VIA FACEBOOK.
  3.10   2 NE MCCORDSVILLE        IN  HANCOCK          0430 PM
  3.00   9 NW INDIANAPOLIS        IN  MARION           0636 PM
                 3 INCHES OF SNOWFALL SINCE LAST NIGHT
                 REPORTED BY AMATEUR RADIO
  3.00   DALEVILLE                IN  DELAWARE         0418 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SINCE 700 AM
  3.00   NEW CASTLE               IN  HENRY            1230 PM
                 REPORT FROM A COOPERATIVE WEATHER OBSERVER.
  3.00   FRANKLIN                 IN  JOHNSON          0700 AM
  3.00   CARLISLE                 IN  SULLIVAN         0647 AM
  2.80   2 NE MCCORDSVILLE        IN  HANCOCK          0155 PM
                 2.8 STORM TOTAL AND STILL SNOWING LIGHTLY
  2.70   2 S CASTLETON            IN  MARION           0116 PM
  2.50   3 NW CARMEL              IN  HAMILTON         0636 PM
                 2.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL SINCE LAST NIGHT
                 REPORTED BY AMATEUR RADIO
  2.50   FISHERS                  IN  HAMILTON         0240 PM
  2.50   3 NE MCCORDSVILLE        IN  HAMILTON         1200 PM
                 SNOW AMOUNT NOW 2.5 INCHES. NEW SNOW DEPTH
                 7.5 INCHES. REPORT FROM COCORAHS OBSERVER.
  2.50   SHELBYVILLE              IN  SHELBY           0550 AM
                 2 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS THE COUNTY.
  2.50   BLOOMINGTON              IN  MONROE           0500 AM
                 2 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS THE COUNTY.
  2.20   3 NE MCCORDSVILLE        IN  HAMILTON         1030 AM
                 ALSO A 7 INCH SNOW DEPTH FROM COCORAHS
                 SPOTTER.
  2.10   2 SE CASTLETON           IN  MARION           1046 AM
  2.00   INDIANAPOLIS             IN  MARION           0831 AM
                 10TH AND COUNTRY CLUB ROAD...WEST SIDE OF
                 INDY.
  1.90   INDIANAPOLIS INT`L AIRP  IN  MARION           0645 AM
  1.10   LAFAYETTE                IN  TIPPECANOE       0242 PM
  1.00   WEST LAFAYETTE           IN  TIPPECANOE       0839 AM
                 REPORT FROM WLFI...VIA NWS CHAT

 


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