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Snowfall events of 9 inches or more are relatively rare in the Indianapolis area. Here are records kept for Indianapolis by the National Weather Service:


Storms with 9 inches or more of snow since 1884. Four of those storms happened in December

2.3 inches

The most snow that fell during last year’s mild winter, on Dec. 29, 2011


The last year the Indianapolis area saw at least 9 inches of snow, when more than a foot fell Jan. 28, 2009

13 inches

The highest amount of snowfall over a three-day period in December, in 1973

15.5 inches

Indianapolis snow total for the blizzard of 1978

Source: National Weather Service

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