Indy hits record low of 8; heavy snow falls upstate

By The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — A blast of arctic cold has set a record low of 8 degrees (-13 Celsius) in Indianapolis, giving Indiana's capital its earliest recorded fall temperature in the single digits.

The National Weather Service said Tuesday's record is the coldest temperature recorded in Indianapolis so early in the fall. The closest similar reading was 11 degrees (-11 Celsius) recorded on Nov. 3, 1951.

Indianapolis' 8-degree reading is also its earliest recorded single-digit autumn reading. Previously, the city's earliest single-digit fall temperature was 4 degrees (-15 Celsius) recorded on Nov. 22, 1959.

The arctic cold was producing heavy lake effect snow along Lake Michigan, dumping heavy snow on parts of northern Indiana. The highest snowfall total as of Tuesday morning was 10.6 inches (26.9 centimeters) near the city of Goshen.

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