February 12-14 Storm Summary

February 12-14 Storm Summary

 

Official Storm Total for Indianapolis: 8.5 inches

 

The largest snow event of the season struck central Indiana on February 12th through the 14th. The snow began during the evening of February 12th, moving from the southwest to northeast across Central Indiana. The snow continued at Indianapolis for nearly 30 hours, and when it was all done, during the early morning hours of February 14th, Indianapolis had received 8.5 inches of snow.

Blowing and drifting of snow became problematic during the evening of February 13th and during the early morning hours of February 14th. Snow drifts caused the most problems in the areas that received the most snow, mainly north of Interstate 70.

The low pressure system that produced the storm tracked along and south of the Ohio River across Kentucky which is an ideal storm track for heavy snow in central Indiana. Snow amounts with the storm were heaviest along a Lafayette to Muncie line. Many cities along this line received over a foot of snow. The largest amount of snow was measured in Lafayette, where 17 inches was measured by meteorologists at a television station. This ranks a tie for the second largest snowfall over a three day period in Lafayette. The largest snowfall in Lafayette was 20.5 inches on December 19-20, 1929.

A full map of snowfall reports from can be found at:

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Snow and Ice Storm

Snowfall Reports

 

Inches of Snow
Location
County
Time of Report
17.0 Lafayette (WLFI-TV) Tippecanoe 445 AM
15.0
Alexandria
Madison
952 PM
14.5
10 E Lafayette
Tippecanoe
800 PM
14.0
Attica
Fountain
800 PM
14.0
Frankfort
Clinton
800 PM
13.0
1 N Winchester
Randolph
342 PM
12.0
Kokomo
Howard
458 PM
11.8
2.9 NNE Muncie
Delaware
700 AM
11.0
Muncie
Delaware
126 PM
11.0
0.5 SSE Lebanon
Boone
600 AM
11.0
0.4 WNW Covington
Fountain
700 AM
10.0
4.6 SE New Castle
Henry
700 AM
10.0
4.5 NNE Lizton
Boone
700 AM
9.9
3.0 NE Lafayette
Tippecanoe
700 AM
9.0
4.0 ENE Kokomo
Howard
700 AM
9.8
Carmel
Hamilton
945 PM
9.3
4.6 S Brownsburg
Hendricks
700 AM
8.9
3.8 SE Beech Grove
Marion
700 AM
8.8 Castleton Marion 1000 AM
8.5
5 E Brownsburg
Marion
636 PM
8.5
5 NNW Indianapolis
Marion
538 PM
8.2
1.6 ESE Martinsville
Morgan
700 AM
8.0
3.2 E Indianapolis
Marion
700 AM
7.5
0.8 SW Shelbyville
Shelby
700 AM
7.0
5.2 E Greenwood
Johnson
700 AM
6.0
New Whiteland
Johnson
1030 PM
2.5
3.0 N Columbus
Bartholomew
700 AM
2.5
1.9 S Bloomington
Monroe
700 AM
1.7
0.3 WSW Sullivan
Sullivan
700 AM
0.8
0.4 NW Vincennes
Knox
700 AM
0.6
1.5 NW Washington
Daviess
700 AM
0.5
0.6 E Newberry
Greene
700 AM
0.4
4.8 ENE Mitchell
Lawrence
700 AM
T
3.4 NW Crothersville
Jackson
700 AM

 Totals come from trained snowfall spotters, the broadcast media, National Weather Service Observations, and CoCoraHS observers.
 
Residents across central Indiana have spent much of the past few days digging out. Here at the National Weather Service in Indianapolis we would like to thank all of our spotters, broadcast media, emergency managers, and CoCoraHS observers for timely snowfall and weather condition reports. Below are a few winter scenes sent to the NWS from spotters.
 
 
 
 
 


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