January 2009- Ties for 6th Largest Snow Storm in Indianapolis

As of 9:30 AM on the 28th,  Indianapolis International Airport has received 12.5 inches of snow since the storm began late Monday.This brings this year's storm into the top 10 largest snow storms on record in the Indianapolis Area. 

This ties this for the 6th largest snow total for a storm in Indianapolis.

The last time a bigger snowstorm struck the airport was when12.8 inches fell in January 1996. The Great Blizzard of January 1978 dumped 15.5 inches of snow on the airport. The record snowfall for the Indianapolis area is 16.1 inches set in February 1910. 

Looking at the big picture, as of 8 am central and southern Indiana had received from 6 to over 15 inches of snow since late Monday.  Snowfall totals in southern Indiana were reduced some because one quarter to over an inch of sleet and freezing rain also fell. 

 

Date

Storm Total Snow

2/16-2/18/1910

16.1

1/25-1/27/1978

15.5

2/27-2/29/1984

13.2

12/19-12/21/1973

13.0

1/2-1/4/1996

12.8

1/12-1/14/1968

12.5

2/24-2/26/1965

12.5

1/26-1/28/2009

12.5

 

Pictures at the Indianapolis Weather Office
Snowfall at 6:30 am. Snowfall at 6:30 am. Snowfall at 8:30 am. Snowfalll At 8:30 am.
Snow at 8:30 am. Snow Ending at 10:15 am. Snow Depth of 12.5 inches at 9:30 am.

Close uo of snow measurement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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