Winter Storm Blog 12/15/2010

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 

8:45 PM EST...Within the last hour, the first reports of snowfall have begun to filter in.  Shortly after 8 PM, a spotter 3S of Paragon in Morgan County reported light snow, and light snow began showing up on observations out of Bloomington (KBMG) at 8:24 PM, and out of Terre Haute (KHUF) at 8:42 PM.  Timing this initial band, it appears that the first few flakes should fly in metro Indy by 10PM.

9:25 PM EST...And just like that, it has begun here.  Indianapolis (KIND) began reporting snowfall at 9:26 PM. 

9:35 PM EST...A spotter reported light sleet in Linton in Greene county. 

9:42 PM EST...A spotter in Bedford reported light snow grains.

10:40 PM EST...Spotters reported freezing rain 3SE of Bedford and in Vincennes.  3SE of Bedford, a transition from sleet to freezing rain occurred.

10:50 PM EST...A spotter 3S of Paragon reported an inch of snow had already fallen.

11:24 PM EST...A retired NWS employee in Brooklyn reports 1 inch of snowfall since the storm began.

11:25 PM EST...Snowfall at Indianapolis is up to 0.4" since snow began.

11:34 PM EST...Freezing rain has begun in Bloomington.

12:30 AM EST...1.5 inches of snow was reported in Franklin (Johnson Co.)

1:00 AM EST...The Freezing rain and snow line continues to fluctuate around the Bloomington area, as Bloomington is receiving snow once again. Freezing rain continues at Terre Haute. 

1:00 AM EST...Here at the office on Indy's southwest side, we're up to 1.0 inch.

1:15 AM EST...Franklin is now up to 2 inches. 

2:15 AM EST...Report from 2 miles south of Castleton (Marion Co.) of 1.6 inches so far.

3:25 AM EST...Report from Knox County that roads are slick in the northern part of the county due to the freezing rain. Also received a report from West Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co.) of 1.5 inches of snow so far.

3:50 AM EST...Storm total here at the Indy office is now 1.8 inches.

4:15 AM EST...Report from Daleville (Delaware Co.) of 1.0 inch

6:15 AM EST...Here are some reports received this morning:

  • 2.1 inches at Shelbyville (Shelby Co.)
  • 3.0 inches in Martinsville (Morgan Co.)
  • 3.5 inches in Columbus (Bartholomew Co.)
  • 4.0 inches in Brownstown (Jackson Co.)
  • 0.12 inches of ice 5 miles southeast of Vincennes (Knox Co.)

6:56 AM EST...Here at the office we have a storm total of 2.3 inches.

7:05 AM EST...Reports of 2.8 inches in Carmel (Hamilton Co.) and 3.8 inches in Trafalgar (Johnson Co.)

7:25 AM EST...Reports of 2 inches in both Avon (Hendricks Co.) and near Fishers (Hamilton Co.) Reports of 3 to 4 inches in Brown County.

9:00 AM EST...Storm Total snow at Indianapolis NWS is now 2.4 inches.

9:10 AM EST...A NWS employee reports 3.0 inches on the Southeast Side of Indianapolis. Another NWS employee reports 3.0 inches in Fishers.

9:50 AM EST...Storm spotter reports 3.2 inches of snow at Carmel.

11:00 AM EST...Final Storm Total snow at Indianapolis NWS was 2.5 inches.

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