From the NWS in Indianapolis...
March 2009 began on a very cold note but was then marked by a very dry and warm weather pattern that persisted through most of the month, before breaking late as temperatures fell below normal to close things out. It came very close to being the first March ever on record to not record any snow at all, but flurries on the 29th put an end to that record run.
March 2009 was the 36th driest March on record in Indianapolis and was the driest since 2005. It was also the 15th warmest March on record.
The following is a summary of everything that was weather in Indianapolis during the month of March 2009.
March of 2009 was notable for the lack of rainfall that fell on the Indianapolis area. The monthly total of 2.28 inches was below normal by 1.16 inches, and made this the 36th driest March on record, and the driest since March of 2005.