INDIANAPOLIS – In 1994, which was a cold January in general, the Indianapolis Airport recorded a low temperature of -27°. This is the all-time low temperature in recorded history at the airport.
- Record high: 69° set back in 1907
- Record low: -27° set back in 1994
- Precipitation: 0.94″ set back in 1927
- Snowfall: 4.2″ set back in 2000
Why did temperatures drop that low?
From January 16-18, 1994, several systems dropped several inches of snow. With the snow depth of 6 inches on the morning of the 19th, a large area of arctic air also came down from our north. With all of this plus light winds, temperatures tumbled across central Indiana.
New Whiteland recorded the all-time state record low temperature at -36°.