Record Warmth for Central Indiana

Record Warmth Continues in Central Indiana

Sunday broke a 128 year old record at Indianapolis

Monday another record falls

The current weather pattern is more reminiscent of springtime than early January, and is in sharp contrast to lows of near 0 degrees that occurred just a few days ago. Expected high temperatures for Monday and Tuesday would be considered normal for mid April in Central Indiana.

Sunday broke the long standing record high temperature for Sunday, January 6, at Indianapolis as a late evening surge put the mercury all the way up to 63 degrees at 10:08 P.M. This bested the previous record for the date of 62 degrees which was set all the way back in 1880.

Monday, a new record was set for January 7 as the temperature reached 68 degrees at 1:26 pm.  The previous record was set in 1907. 

The record temperature for January is 71 degrees set January 25, 1950.  The last time Indianapolis saw a 70 degree temperature during January  was on January 24, 1967.

2008 is the fourth year in a row where a January day has reached or exceeded 60 degrees.

The normal high on January 7th and 8th at Indianapolis is 34, with a normal low of 19.


Previous Record High Monday

Actual High Monday (*)

Record High Tuesday

Forecast High Tuesday


64 in 1907


63 in 1965



65 in 1907


65 in 1965



61 in 1907


62 in 1965


Terre Haute

61 in 1907


64 in 1965


Records for Bloomington, Lafayette, and Terre Haute are presented as supplemental information for the surrounding areas and should not be considered official record information. (*) Actual High Temperature information for Monday for Lafayette, Terre Haute, and Bloomington is considered unofficial.

Data for Bloomington, Lafayette, and Terre Haute comes from nearby cooperative observation sites with the longest periods of record available. Bloomington, IU - 1895 to Present. W Lafayette 6 NW - 1901 to Present. Terre Haute 1896-Present. Indianapolis data covers 1871-Present.

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