First major winter storm set to impact Indiana today

Snowfall Totals

Update 1:03 p.m.: A High Wind Warning has been issued for Central Indiana until 7 a.m. Friday.  Winds are expected to reach 40 mph with gusts at 55 mph for several hours.

The strong winds will impact motorists and cause significant travel difficulties, said the National Weather Service.

6 a.m.: A major winter weather storm will impact central Indiana later today through Friday bringing the first real accumulating snow of the season.  Currently Indianapolis should expect to see between 1 – 3” of snow with places northeast along I-69 expected to see the most across the state.  Muncie and Fort Wayne can expect to see 2 – 4” of snow with places from Bloomington south expected either a dusting to up to 2 inches.

Snow will change over from rain this afternoon from 5 – 9.  The heaviest snow will occur from 10p tonight through 2a on Friday morning.  Most snow should have come to an end by Friday morning rush hour, hopefully limiting the danger of traveling through fresh snow for motorist.

Overall, it’s been another slow start to the winter weather season this year.  Currently Indy has seen .2 inches of snow.  The snow actually occurred on the 12th of November. Last year we also saw some light November snow of .2” in November.  Our first significant snow last year was on December 27th when we saw 2.3” of snow.

Indianapolis usually averages 6.9” of snow during December.  We only expect to see more snow in January each year with 8.6”.  The annual average snow total is 25.9”.  Through Wednesday, we are 4.6” behind on snow for the season.


9 Comments to “First major winter storm set to impact Indiana today”

    marky mark said:
    December 20, 2012 at 8:01 AM

    We will see… For the guys that do lawn care and snow removal… I feel your pain, Christmas won’t be the same this year. With a total loss of two to three seasons in a row, Santa don’t like us this year… No prosperous seasons we can’t keep the elfs busy enough… I as a single father hopes the kids understand Christmas morning… I pay business insurance every month an still the phone is yet to ring…. All I want for Christmas is two feet of snow! Sorry guys….

    Quan said:
    December 20, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    I need to travel from Ft. Wayne to Indy and back ! This hurts, I can't drive in the littlest rain or snow if it starts in 5hrs.

    MidNightRocker said:
    December 20, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    I LOVE snow