After a day of moderate to occasionally heavy rainfall, residents of Central Indiana were treated to a late evening burst of snow, ensuring at least a little bit of white on this Christmas. In the last few hours of Christmas Day, accumulating snow was measured at Indianapolis International Airport, with a total of 0.3 inches recorded by midnight. Snowfall spotter reports indicated accumulations of up to one inch north and east of the city. Warm temperatures of the last few days and weeks left the road surfaces fairly warm, so accumulation was mostly limited to grassy or elevated surfaces.
Snowfall continued after midnight, with additional light accumulations occurring. Snow is expected to taper off by daybreak on Tuesday. Final snow accumulations will be posted as they become available.
This late evening snowfall made Christmas 2006 the 6th consecutive Christmas that snow has fallen in Indianapolis. The high temperature on Christmas Day 2006 was 39 degrees, the first day since December 8 that the high temperature has failed to reach 40 degrees or more.