Monday, October 19, 2009

20 Year Anniversary: Indiana October Snowfall

Today, October 19, is the 20 year anniversary of the biggest October snowfall in Indiana since records began. I was a senior in high school in 1989 and remember the snow very well. Here at home, we received between 5 and 6 inches of snow. Some areas had twice that amount. It was a heavy wet snow too, coating everything and pulling it to the ground. However, it didn't stick around too long. Temperatures just days before were in the low to mid 80's. An area of low pressure over the southeastern US pumped moisture to the north while an area of high pressure over Missouri pulled arctic air into the region. Combine the two and we ended up with a historic snowfall event. You can follow this link to an LA Times article describing the storm.

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