Snow Blog, Feb. 5

The NWS Indianapolis blog is a venue for NWS meteorologists to make informal comments on the current weather situation, and will be updated only as time and essential duties permit. To report hazardous weather information, send email to or call 1-800-499-2133. For the latest watch and warning information, see our hazardous winter weather page.

February 5, 2011 

6:10 PM...Other than a few leftover flurries, snow has ended across central Indiana.  Officially 3.9 inches here at the office.  We are now at 33.4 inches for this winter!  Thank you to everyone who sent in snow reports today; as we continue to receive reports, they will be included and updated in the Local Storm Report below.  Even with snow ending, slick spots will develop on area roads, bridge and overpasses tonight.  Stay safe!

4:00 PM...Last of the lighter snows affecting areas from the Indianapolis metro and points north.  The snow should continue to track out of central Indiana by 6 PM.

2:25 PM...The sun is breaking through the clouds here at the office. Snow is decreasing in intensity across the area.

1:30 PM...As of 1:00 PM the office is up to 3.7 inches. Snow is decreasing across western Indiana. Below is a picture from the office at 1:00 PM. As with all the pictures on this page, click for a larger version.

Outside the office at 1:00 PM

12:00 PM...The office is up to 3.4 inches. Recent reports show an average of 3 to 4 inches across the area.

10:30 AM...The Indy airport is reporting 1/4 mile in heavy snow. Below are updated pictures from the NWS office at 10:30 AM. We've received reports of over 2 inches at Castelton. If you have a snow report, please email it to the address above.

Outside the NWS office February 5, 2011 10:30 AM

Outside the NWS office February 5, 2011 10:30 AM

10:03 AM...We're now up to 1.8 inches at the office. Snow and fog continue to lower visibilities to a half mile or less at many locations across central Indiana.

9:36 AM...Snow continues to fall across much of central Indiana as an upper low moves just to the south of the area. Here at the office we've had 1.3 inches as of 9:00 AM. Bands of heavier snow are causing visibilities to drop to 1/4 of a mile at some locations across the area.  Below are a couple of pictures taken at our office after 9:00 AM.

Outside the NWS office February 5, 2011 9:00 AM

Outside the NWS office February 5, 2011 9:00 AM




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