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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1043 PM EST THU FEB 5 2015

...JANUARY 2015 CENTRAL INDIANA CLIMATE SUMMARY ...

53RD COLDEST ON RECORD AT INDIANAPOLIS
TIED FOR 53RD DRIEST ON RECORD AT INDIANAPOLIS
TIED FOR THE 42ND LEAST SNOWIEST ON RECORD AT INDIANAPOLIS


TEMPERATURES

GENERALLY MILD CONDITIONS STARTED OFF JANUARY...THEN COLDER AIR
PREVAILED.

MOST OF THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 5TH THROUGH THE 15TH SAW WELL BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA. THE COLDEST AIR OF THE
MONTH WAS SEEN DURING THAT PERIOD WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AROUND
25 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AROUND THE 7TH. LOW TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE
AREA WERE BELOW ZERO A FEW DAYS...WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE
TEENS AND 20S COMMON.

THE PATTERN FLIPPED AND ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES RULED THE
PERIOD FROM THE 16TH TO THE 25TH ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA. HIGHS EVEN
REACHED THE 50S ON A COUPLE OF DAYS IN SOME LOCATIONS. HOWEVER, COLD
RETURNED FOR MOST OF THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH. THE WARMEST DAY OF
THE MONTH ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL INDIANA WAS ON THE 3RD, WHEN
INDIANAPOLIS TOPPED OUT AT 52 DEGREES. SOME LOCATIONS SAW THEIR
WARMEST READINGS AROUND THE 20TH...REACHING INTO THE 50S. THE
COLDEST DAY OF THE MONTH AT INDIANAPOLIS WAS ON THE 8TH, WHEN THE
TEMPERATURE FELL TO -7 DEGREES.

FOR INDIANAPOLIS...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN JANUARY WAS 25.3
DEGREES...2.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 52
ON JANUARY 3 AND THE LOWEST OF -7 ON JANUARY 8TH.

INDIANAPOLIS HAD 16 DAYS WITH BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES, 13
DAYS WITH ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES, AND 2 DAYS WITH NORMAL
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.

JANUARY 2015 WAS THE 53RD COLDEST IN THE INDIANAPOLIS AREA SINCE
WEATHER RECORDS BEGAN IN 1871.


PRECIPITATION

JANUARY LIQUID PRECIPITATION RANGED FROM BELOW NORMAL IN EXTREME
SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA TO ABOVE NORMAL IN PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN INDIANA. MONTHLY TOTALS MEASURED FROM 1 INCH IN SOUTH
CENTRAL AND NORTHERN INDIANA TO SLIGHTLY OVER 4 INCHES IN SOUTHERN
AND EAST CENTRAL INDIANA. ALMOST ALL OF THE STATE RECEIVED BETWEEN 1
AND 4 INCHES OF LIQUID PRECIPITATION.

PRECIPITATION WAS NOT EVENLY DISTRIBUTED IN JANUARY. CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN INDIANA RECEIVED NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL LIQUID OR LIQUID
EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION FROM A COMBINATION OF RAIN, SNOW, SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH. LIQUID TOTALS RANGED
FROM 0.50 INCHES TO 3.5 INCHES. PRECIPITATION DURING THE SECOND HALF
OF THE MONTH WAS BELOW NORMAL ACROSS THE ENTIRE STATE. LIQUID
AMOUNTS RANGED FROM ONLY A TENTH TO POSSIBLY AN INCH.

RAINFALL OF 1 TO 2.5 INCHES ON THE 3RD IN SOUTHERN INDIANA CAUSED
LOWLAND FLOODING ALONG PORTIONS OF THE EAST FORK WHITE, WHITE AND
MUSCATATUCK RIVERS. A PROLONGED COLD SPELL FROM THE 5TH THROUGH THE
15TH ALLOWED RIVERS TO RETURN TO NORMAL AND RIVER ICE TO FORM.
AS TEMPERATURES MODERATED AFTER THE 15TH, THE ACCUMULATED SNOW AND
ICE IN CENTRAL AND NORTHERN INDIANA MELTED. THIS PRODUCED ICE JAM
FLOODING ALONG PORTIONS OF THE WABASH RIVER IN WESTERN INDIANA DURING
THE WEEK OF 18TH. ICE JAM FLOODING ENDED BY THE 25TH.

INDIANAPOLIS HAD A TOTAL OF 1.81 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...09.85
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE WETTEST DAY WAS THE 3RD WITH 0.79 INCHES.
THE LONGEST DRY PERIOD WAS ONLY 2 DAYS...OCCURRING JANUARY
1-2...15-16...AND 23-24.

JANUARY 2015 WAS TIED FOR THE 53RD DRIEST IN THE INDIANAPOLIS AREA
SINCE WEATHER RECORDS BEGAN IN 1871.


SNOWFALL

MONTHLY SNOWFALL DURING JANUARY WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE STATE AND NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL FOR
NORTHERN AREAS. SNOWFALL TOTALS RANGED FROM LESS THAN AN INCH IN
SOUTHERN INDIANA TO MORE THAN 20 INCHES IN THE SOUTH BEND AREA OF
NORTHERN INDIANA.

AT INDIANAPOLIS, THE SNOWIEST DAY WAS JANUARY 6TH WHEN 1.4 INCHES OF
SNOW FELL. FOR THE WINTER SEASON SO FAR (DECEMBER 1- JANUARY 31), THE
TOTAL OF 3.2 INCHES IS THE LOWEST SINCE 1983.


CONVECTIVE SEVERE WEATHER

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

FOR INFORMATION ON SEVERE WEATHER IN OTHER AREAS DURING JANUARY,
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 40
MPH OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST ON THE 17TH. FOG OR HAZE WAS REPORTED AT
INDIANAPOLIS ON 25 DAYS DURING THE MONTH. FREEZING RAIN OR DRIZZLE
OCCURRED ON THREE DAYS DURING THE MONTH. ICE PELLETS WERE REPORTED
ON THREE DAYS DURING THE MONTH. NO THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED.

DATA PREPARED BY THE INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST OFFICE.

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