Winter by the numbers: this year versus last

This before and after photo shows snow accumulation between 4:45 a.m. and 5:45 a.m. in Bloomington on Feb. 16, 2015. (WISH Photos/Drew Blair)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – In light of recent arctic blasts, the Storm Track 8 Meteorologists have compiled a comparison of this winter’s weather versus this year’s.

  • Last winter: temperatures averaged 24.2 degrees, which made it the 8th coldest winter on record.
  • This winter: the average temperature is 27.6 degrees.
  • Last winter: at this time, we had a total of 51.9 inches of snow. We ended last winter with 52.2 inches of snow, which is now the record for the most winter snow in Indianapolis.
  • This winter: so far, Indianapolis has seen 9.0 inches of snow.

There are only nine days left in this year’s meteorological winter. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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