Indianapolis sets Dec-Feb. snow record at 51.6″

A photo of a plow in a car's mirror.
A photo of a plow in a car's mirror.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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 6 1/2 inches off the record of 58.2 inches in 1981-82. The 1977-78 snow year was the second snowiest at 57.9 inches. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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