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Storm Moving through the South; Pacific Storm to Impact the West this Weekend

A storm is expected to develop over the southern High Plains today and track to the Mid-Atlantic through Friday with showers and thunderstorms. On the northern edge, snow, ice, and/or a wintry mix is possible over the central Plains. A significant storm is expected to arrive late Friday through the weekend with rain, heavy mountain snow, and gusty winds for much of the West. Read More >

February 25-27 Snowstorm


A potent upper level low pressure system ejecting out of the southwestern U.S. on the 25th induced intensifying surface low pressure over the southern Missippi Valley which then lifted northeast into western Ohio on the 26th and then into Ontario Canada by the 27th. As this system deepened rapidly, arctic high pressure built southward across the western Lakes with heavy lake effect snow developing during the afternoon of the 26th and which continued into the 27th.

Moderate to heavy snow was widespread across northern Indiana and southwest Michigan with lighter amounts over northwest Ohio. Total snowfall amounts across the area ranged from 6 to 17 inches. The heaviest synoptic snowfall occurred over Kosciusko and Noble counties where a foot was measured at the NWS office and 9 inches reported in Warsaw. Additional lake effect added to the totals over northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan with 16.7 inches reported at the South Bend Airport and where daily snowfall records were broken for the 26th and 27th.

Click for a list of reported storm total snowfall amounts across the area...