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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
640 PM EST FRI JAN 2 2015

...DECEMBER 2014 CENTRAL INDIANA CLIMATE SUMMARY...

TEMPERATURES...

THE MILD WEATHER PATTERN THAT BEGAN AT THE END OF NOVEMBER CONTINUED
NEARLY THE ENTIRE MONTH OF DECEMBER. AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AT ALL
CLIMATE SITES ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA AVERAGED ALMOST TWO
DEGREES...OR MORE...ABOVE NORMAL.

HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE AROUND NORMAL VALUES FOR NEARLY THE FIRST TWO
WEEKS OF THE MONTH. WITH VIRTUALLY NO SNOW COVER AND PLENTY OF CLOUD
COVER...LOW TEMPERATURES ALSO REMAINED MILD WITH READINGS WELL ABOVE
AVERAGE MOST NIGHTS DURING THIS PERIOD.

A SMALL WARM UP FROM THE 13TH THROUGH THE 16TH BROUGHT TEMPERATURES
IN THE UPPER 40S WITH SOME LOCATIONS HITTING THE 50 DEGREE MARK.
MORE SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES THEN RETURNED BEFORE ANOTHER WARM UP
ARRIVED EARLY CHRISTMAS WEEK.

THE WARMEST DAY OF THE MONTH ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA WAS ON THE 23RD
WHEN INDIANAPOLIS TOPPED OUT AT 55 DEGREES. THE REMAINDER OF THE
HOLIDAY WEEK REMAINED ABOVE AVERAGE BEFORE GRADUALLY COOLING TO BELOW
NORMAL BY THE END OF THE MONTH. THE COLDEST READING OF THE MONTH FOR
INDIANAPOLIS WAS 9 DEGREES THE MORNING OF NEW YEARS EVE.

AT INDIANAPOLIS THERE WERE 19 DAYS WITH ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES AND 12 DAYS WITH BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.

DECEMBER 2014 WAS TIED FOR THE 62ND WARMEST IN THE INDIANAPOLIS AREA
SINCE WEATHER RECORDS BEGAN IN 1871.

PRECIPITATION...

DECEMBER PRECIPITATION RANGED FROM BELOW NORMAL IN NORTHERN AND
EXTREME SOUTHERN INDIANA TO NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS
CENTRAL AND THE REMAINDER OF SOUTHERN INDIANA. MONTHLY LIQUID
PRECIPITATION TOTALS RANGED FROM NEAR AN INCH IN NORTHWEST INDIANA TO
NEARLY FIVE INCHES IN PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN INDIANA. THE MAJORITY OF
THE STATE RECEIVED BETWEEN 1.5 AND 4 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.

THERE WERE TWO SIGNIFICANT RAIN EVENTS DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.
THE LARGEST WAS ON THE 5TH AND 6TH WHEN RAINS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES FELL
ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN INDIANA. THE SECOND EVENT FOLLOWED
SLIGHTLY MORE THAN TWO WEEKS LATER WHEN 0.5 TO 1.5 INCHES FELL ACROSS
THE ENTIRE STATE FROM THE 22ND THROUGH THE 24TH.

LOWLAND FLOODING FOLLOWED AFTER THE RAINS ON THE 5TH AND 6TH ALONG
PORTIONS OF THE WHITE...EAST FORK WHITE AND MUSCATATUCK RIVERS IN
SOUTHERN INDIANA. THE LESSER RAINS PRIOR TO CHRISTMAS PRODUCED
BANKFULL CONDITIONS ALONG THE WABASH RIVER IN WESTERN INDIANA.


DECEMBER 2014 WAS THE 64TH DRIEST IN THE INDIANAPOLIS AREA SINCE
WEATHER RECORDS BEGAN IN 1871.

SNOWFALL...

FOLLOWING A RATHER SNOWY MONTH OF NOVEMBER...SNOW WAS NON EXISTENT
DURING DECEMBER ACROSS INDIANA. MONTHLY SNOWFALL TOTALS ACROSS THE
STATE RANGED FROM A TRACE TO ONE INCH. ALL OF THE STATE RECEIVED
MORE SNOW DURING NOVEMBER THAN IN DECEMBER.

WITH ONLY 0.1 INCHES OF SNOW IN THE INDIANAPOLIS AREA...DECEMBER
2014 TIED FOR THE FOURTH LEAST SNOWIEST SINCE SNOWFALL RECORDS BEGAN
IN 1884. THE MERE TENTH OF AN INCH OF SNOW WAS THE LOWEST FOR
DECEMBER SINCE 1941. THIS WAS THE 26TH TIME SINCE SNOWFALL RECORDS
BEGAN THAT MORE SNOW FELL IN NOVEMBER THAN IN DECEMBER AT
INDIANAPOLIS. THE LAST TIME THIS OCCURRED WAS IN 1997.

SEVERE WEATHER...

NO SEVERE WEATHER OCCURRED ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA DURING THE MONTH OF
DECEMBER.

FOR INFORMATION ON SEVERE WEATHER IN OTHER AREAS DURING
DECEMBER...VISIT THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER SEVERE WEATHER EVENT
SUMMARIES WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/CLIMO/ONLINE/.

MISCELLANEOUS...

THE MAXIMUM WIND GUST AT INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS 30
MPH OUT OF THE WEST ON THE 16TH. FOG OR HAZE WAS REPORTED AT
INDIANAPOLIS ON 25 DAYS DURING THE MONTH WITH DENSE FOG REPORTED ON
TWO DAYS. FREEZING RAIN OR DRIZZLE OCCURRED ON TWO DAYS DURING THE
MONTH WITH NO THUNDER REPORTED.

JANUARY 2015 OUTLOOK...

THE OFFICIAL OUTLOOK FOR JANUARY 2015 FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION
CENTER INDICATES AN EQUAL CHANCE OF NEAR...ABOVE OR BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA. AT INDIANAPOLIS...THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH IS 28.1 DEGREES. THERE IS ALSO AN EQUAL
CHANCE OF NEAR...ABOVE OR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR CENTRAL
INDIANA. THE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION FOR JANUARY AT INDIANAPOLIS IS
2.66 INCHES WITH 8.6 INCHES OF SNOWFALL.

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