March 30th Snow

Much of central Indiana was reminded midday Wednesday that just because it is Spring does not mean we can forget about Winter!  Several snow bands developed across the area due to an upper-level disturbance tracking eastward over the region.  These bands can be seen in the radar reflectivity image below from 12:00 PM.

A quick 1.5 inches of snow accumulation was recorded here at the NWS office in Indianapolis, IN.  This still falls short of the record daily snowfall total for March 30th, which was 2.8 inches set back in 1942.  The 1.5 inches from this event is the highest snowfall amount recorded in the Indianapolis area since 1942, as it beats the previous 2nd highest amount of 1.4 inches set back in 1987.  Including this event, there have only been 5 years on record where any measureable snow was recorded in Indianapolis on March 30th.


Additional pictures of the accumulating snowfall are seen here from areas outside of the NWS office.  Click the image to see an enlarged version.







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