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Old 10-11-2007, 09:22 AM
 
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Default Winter in Indianapolis?

I'm considering taking a job offer I received at the airport in Indianapolis. I just wanted to know what the winters are like in Indy. How cold does it get and how much does it snow?
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:28 AM
 
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Daytime highs in the dead of winter are about freezing and lows dip into the teens. It can get bitterly cold though, with a handful of days each year of subzero temperatures. Snow varies from year to year, about 20-30 inches average for each season. Storms of 6+ inches only occur two or three times a year.
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:38 AM
 
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As an outlander here for 20 some years and as someone who grew up in Michigan, college in the U.P, winters in Indy are like a roll of the dice. I remember more than a few being a disappointment (I like winter, lol). Last winter was strange, the suburb I live in would miss everything...snow, sleet, and then I'd drive a few miles out and boom, snow everywhere.

They clear roads quite well and quickly when it snows, although I know in the city, many side streets are ignored for a week.

There was one storm, about 15 years ago, that they dropped the ball on the interstate and it ended up being about 4 inches of ice ruts that you had to keep your tires in or risk losing it into the guard rail.

If you aren't familiar with snowy winters, a city like Indy is a great beginners course, lol.
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:34 AM
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Winters are fairly mild compared to Michigan/Minnesota, etc....Indy doesn't get "lake effect" snow like South Bend, so a good snow dump is rare. We're good for maybe two good snows per year. There are exceptions, though. Negative temps is also not common...maybe a few days per year. 15-25 seems about average. Overall, they're not bad. Could be a lot worse
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:40 AM
 
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And the winters are very damp. Doesnt make sense to have a really heavey cold weather gear (we ended up selling our parkas and most of our heavy gear). Kept one down for the few days of very cold weather. Layers and water/wind protection are best.
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