Saturday snow breaks record for snowiest winter in history

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A total of 1.1 inches fell Saturday night into Sunday breaking the record for the snowiest winter in history.

24-Hour News 8 Meteorologist Ken Brewer says as of Sunday, Indianapolis has seen 51.6 inches of snow, which is .6 of an inch higher than what was the snowiest winter in 1981-82. The winter of 1977-78 is the third snowiest winter with 49.7 inches of snowfall.

Another storm system will move into the area on Monday and could bring some light wintry mix of snow, freezing rain, rain and sleet. There may be a batch of a wintry mix for the morning commute, but the bulk looks to arrive in the afternoon and evening hours, affecting the afternoon bus stop and evening commute. Some areas north of Indianapolis could see 1 to 3 inches of snow. The Indianapolis area will most likely see some light snow mixed with freezing rain. Areas south of Indianapolis will see freezing rain, mixing with rain.

Because of the various types of winter weather in narrow bands of locations, this forecast will be tougher than the Friday forecast.

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