Wild Weather This Past Week

Central Indiana experienced some wild weather during the December 21-28 time frame. Temperatures were near zero to start out the period, but climbed to record levels near 70 on December 28. High temperatures on December 27 broke records and were around 35 degrees above the normal high for the date. Below is a temperature graph for 7 days from early on December 21 to early December 28 from the Indianapolis International Airport:

Graph of Indianapolis Temps

Freezing rain caused havoc for travelers on December 23, with many locations receiving about a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation.  Less than a week later, high winds and thunderstorms knocked down trees and damaged some buildings on December 27 and early December 28. Below is a table of peak wind gusts from late December 27 through early December 28:

Location Peak Wind Gust(mph) Time of Gust


12:33 AM


2:34 AM


1:42 AM
Indianapolis Eagle Creek


2:37 AM
Terre Haute


12:21 AM


9:46 PM

Graph of temperatures courtesy of NWS Missoula, MT.

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