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A large storm system brought snow at times from Monday January 26 through Wednesday January 28, dropping over a foot of snow across portions of Central Indiana. Much of the snow fell during the night of the 27th and morning of the 28th, when an area of low pressure moved from Tennessee through eastern Kentucky.

Below are 24 hour snowfall maps for January 27, 28, and 29, along with the snow depth at 7:00 AM January 29. Click any map to enlarge. A list of snowfall reports received from around Central Indiana can be found below.

Snowfall ending 7am Jan 27 Snowfall Ending 7am Jan 28
Snowfall ending 7am Jan 29 Snowdepth at 7am Jan 29

 

For Indianapolis, the 12.5 inches of snow that fell during the storm produced the 6th largest snow storm for the city. The last time a bigger snowstorm struck the Indianapolis International Airport was when12.8 inches fell in January 1996. A list of the top snow storms to strike Indianapolis can be found below. Here are some pictures taken at the National Weather Service Forecast Office (click any picture to enlarge):

Snowfall at 6:30 am. Snowfall at 8:30 am.
Snow Ending at 10:15 am. Snow Depth of 12.5 inches at 9:30 am.

Close uo of snow measurement.

 

Ice Totals:

0.25 to 0.50 inches of ice accumulated in far southern portions of Central Indiana, including Knox, Daviess, Martin, Lawrence, Jackson, and Jennings Counties. Lighter ice accumulations of 0.10 to 0.25 inches occurred farther north in southern portions of Sullivan, Greene, Monroe, Brown, Bartholomew, and Decatur Counties. 

Radar and Satellite Images

The radar images below are for midnight, 2:00 AM, and 4:00 AM on January 28. Click any image to enlarge. A small size radar loop of images from the top of each hour from midnight to 5:00 AM is also available.

Midnight radar image

2:00 AM Image

4:00 AM Radar

The snowcover across Indiana and nearby areas can be seen on these visible satellite images. Some clouds cover portions of southern Indiana and far northern Indiana, but most of the state is cloud free. Click an image for a larger version.

 

Visible Satellite January 30 Zoom of Visible Satellite Jan 30


Tables and Other Data:

The following are snow totals collected from across Central Indiana for the storm total. Many thanks to our local law enforcement, broadcast media partners, and to all of our extremely dedicated spotters, cooperative observers, and CoCoRaHS observers! Your timely and accurate reports of snowfall are very appreciated.

 

For all un-official observations from the CoCoRaHS network visit www.cocorahs.org

Snowfall Measurement
Time
Location
County
Source
16.3 Storm Total 4.0 WSW Gosport Owen CoCoRaHS Observer
13.2 Storm Total 3 S Paragon Morgan CoCoRaHS Observer
12.8
Storm Total
6.9 N Bloomington
Monroe
CoCoRaHS Observer
12.8
Storm Total
2.0ESE Muncie
Delaware
CoCoRaHS Observer
12.7 Storm Total 2 SE Brownsburg Hendricks CoCoRaHS Observer
12.7 Storm Total 2 ENE Knightstown Henry CoCoRaHS Observer
12.5
Storm Total
1S Castleton
Marion
Cooperative Observer
12.5
Storm Total
Indianapolis Int’l Airport
Marion
Official NWS Obs
12.5 Storm Total 0.7E Martinsville Morgan CoCoRaHS Observer
12.0
Storm Total
3.3 SW Nashville
Brown
CoCoRaHS Observer
12.0 Storm Total 1.3S Plainville Daviess CoCoRaHS Observer
12.0
Storm Total
6.5N Spencer
Owen
Trained Spotter
12.0 Storm Total 2NE Straughn Henry Amateur Radio
12.0 Storm Total 1.1W Plainfield Hendricks CoCoRaHS Observer
11.9 Storm Total 4.6 S Brownsburg Hendricks CoCoRaHS Observer
11.8 Storm Total 4 SSE New Castle Henry Cooperative Observer
11.7 Storm Total 4.5 NE Indianapolis Marion CoCoRaHS Observer
11.5
Storm Total
1 SE Vincennes
Knox
CoCoRaHS observer
11.5
Storm Total
5 SW Tipton
Tipton
Cooperative Observer
11.5
Storm Total
6.5SE Bedford
Lawrence
CoCoRaHS Observer
11.3
Storm Total
4.1 W Lawrence
Marion
CoCoRaHS Observer
11.3
Storm Total
0.5 NE Brooklyn
Morgan
NWS Employee
11.2 Storm Total 3 S Odon Daviess Broadcast Media
11.1 Storm Total 3.9 E Bloomington Monroe CoCoRaHS Observer
11.0 Storm Total Winchester Randolph Dep't of Highways
11.0 Storm Total 3.8 SE Odon Daviess CoCoRaHS Observer
11.0 Storm Total 3.8 ENE Morristown Rush CoCoRaHS Observer
11.0 Storm Total 0.5 NE Fairland Shelby CoCoRaHS Observer
11.0 Storm Total Freelandville Knox CoCoRaHS Observer
11.0 Storm Total 3 S Franklin Johnson CoCoRaHS Observer
11.0 Storm Total 4.4 W Atlanta Tipton CoCoRaHS Observer
10.7 Storm Total 0.8NE Avon Hendricks NWS Employee
10.6 Storm Total 4.8 N Indianapolis Marion CoCoRaHS Observer
10.6 Storm Total 0.9 ESE Carmel Hamilton CoCoRaHS Observer
10.5 Storm Total 6.5NW Bloomington Monroe CoCoRaHS Observer
10.5 Storm Total Loogootee Martin Public
10.5 Storm Total Medora Jackson Cooperative Observer
10.5 Storm Total 4 W Acton Marion Cooperative Observer
10.4 Storm Total 2.6 SW Washington Daviess CoCoRaHS Observer
10.3 Storm Total Terre Haute Vigo Broadcast Media
10.2 Storm Total 3.7 N Bedford Lawrence CoCoRaHS Observer
10.2 Storm Total 0.7 E Cumberland Hancock CoCoRaHS Observer
10.2 Storm Total Rushville Rush Cooperative Observer
10.1 Storm Total 7.1 WSW Shelbyville Shelby CoCoRaHS Observer
10.0
Storm Total
8.5 WSW Columbus
Bartholomew
CoCoRaHS Observer
10.0 Storm Total 3 W Greenwood Johnson NWS Employee
10.0 Storm Total Alexandria Madison Trained Spotter
10.0 Storm Total Bloomfield Greene Cooperative Observer
10.0 Storm Total Brazil Clay Dep't of Highways
9.8 Storm Total 5.8S Greensburg Decatur CoCoRaHS Observer
9.7 Storm Total 0.3 WSW Sullivan Sullivan CoCoRaHS Observer
9.5
Storm Total
3 SSE Ridgeville
Randolph
Cooperative Observer
9.5
Storm Total
2 ESE Merom
Sullivan
Cooperative Observer
9.5 Storm Total 3.1 NNW Filmore Putnam CoCoRaHS Observer
9.3
Storm Total
4 ENE Jasonville
Clay
CoCoRaHS Observer
8.7 Storm Total 4.1 ENE Atlanta Tipton CoCoRaHS Observer
8.6
Storm Total
7S Spencer
Owen
CoCoRaHS Observer
8.4
Storm Total
6 SE Crawfordsville
Montgomery
CoCoRaHS Observer
8.1 Storm Total 3.9 WSW Lebanon Boone CoCoRaHS Observer
8.1 Storm Total 3.8 N Zionsville Boone CoCoRaHS Observer
8.0 Storm Total 1.6 E Jamestown Boone CoCoRaHS Observer
8.0
Storm Total
4.7 NW Lapel
Hamilton
CoCoRaHS Observer
8.0 Storm Total 5 NE Seymour Jackson Broadcast Media
8.0 Storm Total Clinton Vermillion Dep't of Highways
7.8 Storm Total 4.9 NNW Cicero Hamilton CoCoRaHS Observer
7.6 Storm Total 1.8 ENE Lewisville Henry CoCoRaHS Observer
7.4 Storm Total 4.4 W Lebanon Boone CoCoRaHS Observer
7.0
Storm Total
Rockville
Parke
Dep't of Highways
7.0
Storm Total
0.4NNW Covington
Fountain
CoCoRaHS Observer
6.8 Storm Total 4.5 NNE Lizton Boone CoCoRaHS Observer
6.5 Storm Total 4.6 ESE Kokomo Howard CoCoRaHS Observer
6.0 Storm Total Frankfort Clinton Dep't of Highways
5.8 Storm Total 5 WSW Kokomo Howard Cooperative Observer
5.0 Storm Total West Lebanon Warren Dep't of Highways
4.5 Storm Total 4 WNW Perrysville Vermillion Cooperative Observer
4.0 Storm Total 6 NW West Laf. Tippecanoe Cooperative Observer
3.7
Storm Total
2.3SE Otterbein
Tippecanoe
CoCoRaHS Observer

 


 Table of Top 6 Snow Storms at Indianapolis:

Date

Storm Total Snow

2/16-2/18/1910

16.1

1/25-1/27/1978

15.5

2/27-2/29/1984

13.2

12/19-12/21/1973

13.0

1/2-1/4/1996

12.8

1/12-1/14/1968

12.5

2/24-2/26/1965

12.5

1/26-1/28/2009

12.5

 

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