Weather Service: Indianapolis December-February snowfall of 51.6 inches heaviest on record


INDIANAPOLIS — It’s now the snowiest winter season on record in Indianapolis.

The National Weather Service says 1.1 inches of snow fell Saturday night and early Sunday in Indianapolis, giving the city a total of 51.6 inches of snow since Dec. 1. The weather service says that make this the snowiest December through February on record in Indianapolis, surpassing the 51 inches of snow recorded in 1981-82.

For the Indianapolis snow year that runs from July 1 to June 30, the weather service says this year is tied for third at 51.7 inches, a mark also recorded in 1995-96. That’s 6½ inches off the record of 58.2 inches in 1981-82. The 1977-78 snow year was the second snowiest at 57.9 inches.