Big Temperature Rises on January 31

Early on January 31,  temperatures across Central Indiana bottomed out from around -10 to around 0. Clear skies, light winds, and a dense snowpack allowed temperatures to fall to these cold levels. During the day and into the evening, strong southwest winds brought in warm air, allowing temperatures to rebound around 50 degrees in some areas.

For the Indianapolis Area, the record for greatest temperature change in one calendar day is 58 degrees, set on January 12, 1916. The high on that day was 68 with a low of 10.

Below are 24 hour graphs of temperature for Indianapolis, Lafayette, Terre Haute, and Bloomington. The time range is from just before 1:00 AM on January 31 to just before 1:00 AM on February 1. The red line represents temperature, and the green line represents the dewpoint:

Indianapolis Temperature Rise Graph


Calendar Day Change of 40 degrees

High: 41

Low: 1

Lafayette 24 hour Temperature Graph


Calendar Day Change of 42 degrees

High: 40

Low: -2

Terre Haute 24 Hour Temperature Graph

Terre Haute:

Calendar Day Change of 51 degrees

High: 41

Low: -10

Bloomington 24 Hour Temperature Change


Calendar Day Change of 49 degrees

High: 42

Low: -7

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