March 24-25 Central Indiana Snow Storm

Surface Map at 11:00 PM EDT March 24
Surface Map and Radar Image for 11:00 PM EDT March 24

An area of low pressure moved along the Ohio River during the evening of March 24 and lingered to the east of central Indiana on March 25. The result was snow, heavy in some areas, across central Indiana. The heaviest snow fell north of Interstate 70, with some locations receiving over 10 inches of snow. Gusty winds created drifts over 1 foot deep in some areas.

The snowfall of 6.2 inches at Indianapolis for the calendar day of March 24 set a new record for that date. That is only the third time since the 1880s that a snowfall of 4 inches or more has happened so late in the season. An additional 2.9 inches fell on  March 25, bringing the total at Indianapolis to 9.1 inches for the storm. The snow depth of 7 inches at Indianapolis on March 25 set a new record for the date.

48 Hour Snowfall Ending 7am March 26
48 hour snowfall ending 7:00 AM March 26. Click to enlarge.

 Below are 24 hour snowfall and snow depth for Indiana. Click an image to enlarge:

24 hour snowfall ending 7am March 25. Click to enlarge Snow Depth at 7am March 25. Click to enlarge

Pictures from around the NWS Office from March 25 Click any image to enlarge:

Office Picture 1 Radar picture

Trees around the office

 Snow reports received by the NWS Indy office:

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
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
 11.50   3 N BLOOMINGDALE         IN  PARKE            0820 AM
                 THREE INCHES OF MELTED SNOW FROM SUNDAY
                 MORNING WAS INCLUDED IN THIS AMOUNT. 24 HOUR
                 TOTAL.
 10.50   COVINGTON                IN  FOUNTAIN         0700 AM
 10.00   LAFAYETTE                IN  TIPPECANOE       0732 AM
                 AT KOSSOUTH AND 4TH STREETS. STORM TOTAL
                 SNOWFALL.
 10.00   4 WNW KOKOMO             IN  HOWARD           0700 AM
  9.80   4 S COVINGTON            IN  FOUNTAIN         0901 AM
                 STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL.
  9.30   1 S LAFAYETTE            IN  TIPPECANOE       0815 AM
                 AT BROADWAY AND WEST STREET. STORM TOTAL
                 SNOWFALL.
  9.00   SHARPSVILLE              IN  TIPTON           0843 AM
                 2 FOOT DRIFTS
  8.70   2 E NEW ROSS             IN  BOONE            0700 AM
  8.50   4 S COVINGTON            IN  FOUNTAIN         0855 PM
  8.30   4 W ATLANTA              IN  HAMILTON         0530 AM
  8.00   LEBANON                  IN  BOONE            1140 PM
                 REPORT RECEIVED VIA TWITTER
  7.80   2 S CASTLETON            IN  MARION           1008 AM
                 7.8 INCHES STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL
  7.60   2 S CASTLETON            IN  MARION           0700 AM
  7.50   1 N FISHERS              IN  HAMILTON         0700 AM
  7.50   1 NW TIPTON              IN  TIPTON           0700 AM
  7.40   1 N CLERMONT             IN  MARION           0903 AM
                 STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL FROM RETIRED NWS
                 EMPLOYEE.
  7.20   2 S LAWRENCE             IN  MARION           1012 AM
  7.20   MCCORDSVILLE             IN  HANCOCK          0700 AM
  7.20   LAFAYETTE                IN  TIPPECANOE       0120 AM
                 TOTAL SINCE 5...20 PM EDT
  7.00   MUNCIE                   IN  DELAWARE         0630 AM
                 STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL. SOME DRIFTS UP TO 10
                 INCHES.
  7.00   2 E JAMESTOWN            IN  BOONE            0430 AM
  6.90   LAFAYETTE                IN  TIPPECANOE       1232 AM
                 SNOWFALL VERSUS SNOW DEPTH NOT SPECIFIED
  6.80   3 S ATTICA               IN  FOUNTAIN         0946 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SO FAR INCLUDING THIS MORNING
  6.60   1 NNE CARMEL             IN  HAMILTON         0700 AM
  6.50   4 ENE ATLANTA            IN  TIPTON           0600 AM
  6.30   2 SW CARMEL              IN  HAMILTON         1149 PM
                 REPORT RECEIVED VIA FACEBOOK. REPORT DID NOT
                 SPECIFY SNOWFALL VERSUS SNOW DEPTH.
  6.20   2 NNW AVON               IN  HENDRICKS        0700 AM
  6.20   CARMEL                   IN  HAMILTON         1151 PM
                 NEW SNOW OVER PAST 6 HOURS. SNOW DEPTH IS 6
                 INCHES.
  6.20   LAFAYETTE                IN  TIPPECANOE       1120 PM
                 REPORT DID NOT SPECIFY SNOWFALL VERSUS SNOW
                 DEPTH
  6.20   THORNTOWN                IN  BOONE            0939 PM
                 DRIFTS TO 1.5 FEET... RELAYED THROUGH
                 BROADCAST MEDIA
  6.20   THORNTOWN                IN  BOONE            0917 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SO FAR.  DRIFTS TO ONE AND ONE
                 HALF FEET.
  6.00   10 SE INDIANAPOLIS       IN  MARION           0841 AM
                 6 INCHES IN WANAMAKER
  6.00   FLORA                    IN  CARROLL          0700 AM
  6.00   5 SSE NEW CASTLE         IN  HENRY            0700 AM
  6.00   2 S CASTLETON            IN  MARION           1240 AM
                 STORM TOTAL. WATER EQUIVALENCY IS 0.59 INCHES
  6.00   LAFAYETTE                IN  TIPPECANOE       1036 PM
  6.00   TIPTON                   IN  TIPTON           1014 PM
  5.50   MCCORDSVILLE             IN  HANCOCK          1006 PM
  5.00   KNIGHTSTOWN              IN  HENRY            1006 AM
                 STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL.
  5.00   ALEXANDRIA               IN  MADISON          0935 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SO FAR INCLUDING THIS MORNING
  5.00   2 S CASTLETON            IN  MARION           0914 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SO FAR INCLUDING THIS MORNING
  5.00   2 ENE PITTSBORO          IN  HENDRICKS        0913 PM
  4.80   LAFAYETTE                IN  TIPPECANOE       0928 PM
  4.60   WESTFIELD                IN  HAMILTON         0930 PM
                 RECEIVED VIA TWITTER
  4.50   4 ENE FISHERS            IN  HAMILTON         1012 PM
  4.50   2 NE CARMEL              IN  HAMILTON         0923 PM
  4.50   FRANKFORT                IN  CLINTON          0905 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SO FAR
  4.50   1 S GREENWOOD            IN  JOHNSON          0838 PM
  4.50   CICERO                   IN  HAMILTON         0828 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SO FAR. REPORT RECEIVED VIA
                 TWITTER
  4.20   CLERMONT                 IN  MARION           0758 PM
                 REPORT FROM RETIRED NWS EMPLOYEE
  4.00   NEW WHITELAND            IN  JOHNSON          0836 PM
                 TOTAL SNOW SINCE A BRIEF PERIOD OF SLEET
                 AROUND 5...30 PM EDT
  4.00   REELSVILLE               IN  PUTNAM           0803 PM
                 RELAYED FROM THIRD PARTY
  3.90   1 ENE EDINBURGH          IN  JOHNSON          1052 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SO FAR
  3.90   SHELBYVILLE              IN  SHELBY           1022 PM
  3.80   GREENWOOD                IN  JOHNSON          0808 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SO FAR
  3.00   2 W ANDERSON             IN  MADISON          1125 PM
                 REPORT DID NOT SPECIFY SNOWFALL VERSUS SNOW
                 DEPTH.
  3.00   2 NE CARMEL              IN  HAMILTON         0836 PM
  3.00   1 ENE EDINBURGH          IN  JOHNSON          0810 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SO FAR
  2.80   BROOKLYN                 IN  MORGAN           0735 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SO FAR. REPORT BY RETIRED NWS
                 EMPLIOYEE.
  2.70   2 E NEW ROSS             IN  BOONE            0700 AM
  2.50   CLINTON                  IN  PARKE            1015 AM
                 2 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IN CLINTON.
  2.40   LAFAYETTE                IN  TIPPECANOE       0720 PM
  2.00   INDIANAPOLIS             IN  MARION           0745 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SO FAR. NORTHWEST SIDE OF
                 INDIANAPOLIS.
  2.00   2 S VEEDERSBURG          IN  FOUNTAIN         0547 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SO FAR. VISIBILITY ABOUT 300 FT
                 IN HEAVY SNOW.
  2.00   5 NNE LIZTON             IN  BOONE            0800 AM
  2.00   4 W LEBANON              IN  BOONE            0700 AM
  1.50   BICKNELL                 IN  KNOX             0736 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SO FAR
  1.00   SEYMOUR                  IN  JACKSON          0855 PM
  1.00   2 S LAWRENCE             IN  MARION           0703 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SO FAR
  1.00   BLOOMINGTON              IN  MONROE           0702 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SO FAR
  1.00   3 S PARAGON              IN  MORGAN           0630 PM
                 STORM TOTAL SO FAR. VISIBILITY ABOUT ONE
                 QUARTER MILE IN SNOW.
  1.00   LAFAYETTE                IN  TIPPECANOE       0620 PM
  1.00   1 SSW LAFAYETTE          IN  TIPPECANOE       0925 AM
  0.90   2 S CASTLETON            IN  MARION           1000 AM

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