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Record snowfall fell on this date in 2014

While Indianapolis has been practically snow free this season, heavy snow impacted central Indiana back in 2014.
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INDIANAPOLIS — On this date in 2014, central Indiana was hit by a major snow storm. Portions of central Indiana picked up 7” to 14” of snow. Here is a snow map from the National Weather Service in Indianapolis:

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After the event, temperatures fell to 10 below zero. At Indianapolis, 11.4” of snow fell and that was a new snowfall record for Jan. 5. It was also the highest calendar day snowfall since records began. Here are some images from that day in 2014.

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Credit: WTHR
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Credit: WTHR

Here is a link of the snowstorm from the National Weather Service.  

Indianapolis has been very quiet in the snow category this season. Since July 1, 2020, Indianapolis has only recorded 2.7” of snow. The normal value for that period is 9.1”, so that puts Indy in a -6.4” departure. And, looking out into next week, no big systems will be moving in any time soon!