Indiana cities seeing scant December snowfall


After a cold and snowy November, some Indiana cities are finishing out December with some of their smallest snowfall amounts in decades.

The National Weather Service says with only 0.1" of snow for this month, it's the least amount of snow to date for December in Indianapolis since 1941. Without any additional accumulation this month, it will be the third least snowiest December on record, tying 1941 and 1986.

It's the same story up north. The last time South Bend had so little snowfall in December was 1912, when a mere half-inch of snow fell in the northern Indiana city. South Bend has had only a trace of snow this month.

National Weather Service meteorologist Nick Greenawalt tells the South Bend Tribune there are a few chances of snow in South Bend before December ends, but both of those would bring little snow if any.

South Bend isn't alone in paltry December snows. Fort Wayne has had only 0.2 inches of snow, its smallest since 1943.

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