Indianapolis likely to break snowfall record soon

More than 50 inches of snow this season

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis is nearing a record for snowfall for a winter season, and it's possible the record will be broken Saturday night or Sunday morning.

The 5.5 inches of snow that fell at Indianapolis International Airport on Friday brings the seasonal total (December-February) to 50.5 inches.

That's just a half-inch short of the all-time record of 51.0 inches of snow that fell during the 1981-1982 winter.

Here's the top five ranking as of 3 a.m. on 2/15:

  • 1: 51.0 inches in 1981-82
  • 2: 50.5 inches in 2013-14
  • 3: 49.7 inches in 1977-78
  • 4: 46.9 inches in 2002-03
  • 5: 39.3 inches in 1973-74

For the entire snow year, measured from July 1-June 30 each year, Indianapolis stands at 50.6 inches, the fourth-highest all-time.

Here's the top five ranking as of 3 a.m. on 2/15:

  • 1: 58.2 inches in 1981-82
  • 2: 57.9 inches in 1977-78
  • 3: 51.7 inches in 1995-96
  • 4: 50.6 inches in 2013-14
  • 5: 50.0 inches in 2002-03

It's possible Indianapolis could get another inch or two of snow Saturday night into Sunday morning, which would break the all-time record for the season and could push into third-place all time for the snow year total.

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