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January 2018 brings the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of 1978, the snowstorm against which all other winter storms across central Indiana and the surrounding region are still measured.

Click here for an article about the storm.

Click here for stories submitted to NWS Indianapolis by those who lived through the storm.

(The article and stories were first compiled for the 30th anniversary in 2008.)

More information on the blizzard can be found here.

Photo by Argil Shock, Ft. Wayne Journal Sentinel                               Surface Weather Map at 7 AM January 26, 1978


Aerial photo after the storm courtesy WISH-TV 8                                Photo of train stalled by snowbank in Putnam Co. courtesy WISH-TV 8


The National Weather Service is working to build a Weather Ready Nation, one that is prepared for and responds to deadly storms like the Blizzard of '78 to limit the loss of life and destruction of property as much as possible.  Click here for winter weather safety and preparedness information.