Thursday, February 15, 2007

More Storm Information

From the Indianapolis NWS

February 12-14 Storm Summary

The largest snow event of the season struck central Indiana on February 12th through the 14th. The snow began during the evening of February 12th, moving from the southwest to northeast across Central Indiana. The snow continued at Indianapolis for nearly 30 hours, and when it was all done, during the early morning hours of February 14th, Indianapolis had received 8.5 inches of snow.

Blowing and drifting of snow became problematic during the evening of February 13th and during the early morning hours of February 14th. Snow drifts caused the most problems in the areas that received the most snow, mainly north of Interstate 70.

The low pressure system that produced the storm tracked along and south of the Ohio River across Kentucky which is an ideal storm track for heavy snow in central Indiana. Snow amounts with the storm were heaviest along a Lafayette to Muncie line. Many cities along this line received over a foot of snow. The largest amount of snow was measured in Lafayette, where 17 inches was measured by meteorologists at a television station. This ranks a tie for the second largest snowfall over a three day period in Lafayette. The largest snowfall in Lafayette was 20.5 inches on December 19-20, 1929.

If you click on the map below, you'll see the snow totals from across the state.