Will Indianapolis break annual snowfall record?

Indy 3.1 inches short of all-time record

INDIANAPOLIS - It's increasingly likely that despite abundant snowfall this year, Indianapolis will not break the annual snowfall record.

Annual snowfall records are kept from July 1-June 30 each year. By that measurement, the snowiest year was 1981-82, when Indianapolis had 58.2 inches of snow.

So far this year, Indianapolis has recorded 55.1 inches of snow, placing 2013-2014 in third place since records began in the late 1800s. The winter of 1977-78 is in second place, with 57.9 inches of snow falling in Indianapolis.

Average annual snow in Indianapolis is 25.9 inches.

It's not unheard of to have a late-season storm bring significant snow to Indianapolis, but with each passing day, the chance of breaking the all-time record decreases.

"We're six days away from spring, and that snow record we've been keeping our eye on all season long -- 58 inches set back in 1981-82 -- it's going to be less likely that we break the record," said StormTeam 6 meteorologist Ashley Brown.

Indianapolis did break the seasonal snowfall record this year. That's measured from December-February.

Indianapolis isn't the only city that has had far more snow than normal this year.

Ft. Wayne normally has 30.5 inches of snow in a season. This year, 72.2 inches of snow has fallen there.

Chicago's normal snowfall is 32.4 inches. That city has had 79.1 inches this year.

In Detroit, the average annual snowfall is 37.3 inches. This season, that city has had 90.6 inches.

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