February 3 Snow Totals

Snow Totals for February 3, 2009
A quick moving low pressure system developed and moved across Central Indiana this morning, intensifying directly over the area. This brought a burst of heavy snow for several hours this morning, with rates as high as 2 inches per hour measured in the Indianapolis metro area during rush hour. Storm totals were generally in the 2 to 4 inch range across the Indianapolis metro area and a row of counties north or south. Lighter totals were found north or south of this area.
Thanks to our spotters, CoCoRaHS observers, broadcast media partners, and law enforcement and department of highways for their timely and accurate reports today.
  

Snowfall Measurement
Time
Location
County
Source of Report
4.1 Storm Total 5W Greenwood Johnson CoCoRaHS Observer
4.0
Storm Total
2S Castleton
Marion
Cooperative Observer
4.0 Storm Total 3 SSW Morristown Shelby CoCoRaHS Observer
3.8
Storm Total
1N Anderson
Madison
Emergency Manager
3.8
Storm Total
Indianapolis Int’l Airport
Marion
Official NWS Obs
3.6
Storm Total
2SE Brownsburg
Hendricks
CoCoRaHS Observer
3.0
11:45 AM
Seymour
Jackson
Dep’t of Highways
3.0
Storm Total
Brooklyn
Morgan
Trained Spotter
3.0
Storm Total
Bloomington
Monroe
Dep’t of Highways
2.8 Storm Total 8.6 NNW Bedford Lawrence CoCoRaHS Observer
2.5
11:45 AM
New Castle
Henry
Dep’t of Highways
2.5
Storm Total
Frankfort
Clinton
Trained Spotter
2.0
Storm Total
5S Greencastle
Putnam
Dep’t of Highways
2.0
Storm Total
Lafayette
Tippecanoe
Law Enforcement
1.5
Storm Total
Brazil
Clay
Broadcast Meteorologist
1.0
Storm Total
2S Terre Haute
Vigo
Law Enforcement

 

The following map represents 24-hour snowfall observations (7 AM 2/3 to 7 AM 2/4) taken by cooperative observers and CoCoRaHS volunteers.  The heavy snow band was entering the Indianapolis metropolitan area at 7 AM Tuesday.  Over western Indiana, storm total snowfall amounts were generally around 1 to 3 inches.  Much heavier snow also occurred over northwest Indiana associated with the lake effect.

24-Hour Snowfall Totals - 7 AM 2/4/09

 

 


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