Indiana sees record-breaking winter, more heavy snow expected


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Another winter storm is headed to central Indiana, and it’s already prompted one government to delay opening.

A winter storm watch is in effect late Saturday night through Monday morning.

By noon Monday, central Indiana will get a band of 6 to 10 inches of snow with isolated places getting a foot. Southern Indiana will have more ice mixing in then, changing to all snow, so 4 to 8 inches of snow there. The timing of the system is Saturday night into Monday morning. Click here for more on the timing of the snow.

Indy Snow Force crews hit the streets Friday to prepare for the snowfall. Crews will work around the clock until the last snow flake falls. But snow flakes are not the city’s biggest concern. Click here to see what city officials have to say about the threat of icy roads.

Hamilton County announced Friday it would delay the opening of its government offices until noon because of the forecast.

The big snow maker Sunday into Monday may get us the record for snowiest years ever in Indianapolis.  We are at third place with 52.3 inches. 58.2 inches is the record set in 1981-82.

Since Dec. 1, seven winter weather advisories have been issued and five winter storm warnings have been issued. The pending winter storm is included in those five warnings.  Central Indiana has received more than one inch of snow on 14 separate days this season.

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