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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 >

Heavy Snow crushes eastern Indiana and northwest Ohio

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1020 AM EST FRI DEC 24 2004
 
LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPED IN THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO DURING THE LATE MORNING 
HOURS OF WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 22.  THIS LOW THEN MOVED NORTH NORTHEAST ACROSS THE 
LOWER MISSISIPPI VALLEY INTO EASTERN OHIO BY THURSDAY MORNING.  ABUNDANT 
MOISTURE WAS DRAWN NORTHWARD INTO THE SYSTEM.  AS A RESULT A LARGE SHIELD OF 
SNOW OVERSPREAD MUCH OF THE AREA DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS OF WEDNESDAY INTO 
THURSDAY MORNING.  SNOWFALL AMOUNTS RANGED FROM 2 TO 6 INCHES ACROSS MUCH OF 
NORTHCENTRAL INDIANA AND SOUTHCENTRAL MICHIGAN.  CLOSER TO THE TRACK OF THE LOW 
SNOWFALL WAS MUCH HEAVIER WITH AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 7 TO 13 INCHES ACROSS 
NORTHEASTERN INDIANA AND NORTHWEST OHIO.  MEANWHILE LAKE EFFECT SNOW DEVELOPED 
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST OF LAKE MICHIGAN AS ARCTIC AIR CROSSED OVER THE RELATIVELY 
WARM WATERS OF THE LAKE.  BY FRIDAY MORNING THE BANDS HAD SHIFTED INTO SOUTHWEST 
LOWER MICHIGAN AS THE WINDS BECAME WESTERLY.

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR THE DECEMBER 22-24 SNOWSTORM.
 
SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN
 
      CITY		COUNTY		STATE		SNOWFALL (INCHES)
          
      BUCHANAN		BERRIEN		MI		5.0
      STEVENSVILLE	BERRIEN		MI		4.8
      EAU CLAIRE	BERRIEN		MI		4.6
      NILES 1E		BERRIEN		MI		3.4
      BERRIEN SPRINGS	BERRIEN		MI		3.3       
      GIRARD		BRANCH		MI		3.0
      QUINCY		BRANCH		MI		2.5
      SISTER LAKES	CASS		MI		1.0
      KINDERHOOK	HILLSDALE	MI		6.0
      LITCHFIELD	HILLSDALE	MI		4.5
      STURGIS		ST. JOSEPH	MI		3.0
      THREE RIVERS	ST. JOSEPH	MI		2.0
 
NORTHERN INDIANA
 
      CITY		COUNTY		STATE		SNOWFALL (INCHES)
          
      FT. WAYNE ARPT	ALLEN		IN		8.1
      MONROEVILLE	ALLEN		IN		6.5
      NEW HAVEN		ALLEN		IN		6.0
      HARTFORD CITY 1NE	BLACKFORD	IN		11.5
      HARTFORD CITY 	BLACKFORD	IN		9.8
      YOUNG AMERICA	CASS		IN		3.7
      LOGANSPORT	CASS		IN		3.6
      AUBURN		DE KALB		IN		7.0
      GOSHEN		ELKHART		IN		3.5
      MIDDLEBURY	ELKHART		IN		3.0
      NAPPANEE		ELKHART		IN		3.0
      ELKHART		ELKHART		IN		3.0
      ROCHESTER		FULTON		IN		2-4
      MARION		GRANT		IN		7.5
      HUNTINGTON	HUNTINGTON	IN		5-7
      RIDGEVILLE	JAY		IN		3.0
      SYRACUSE 2S	KOSCIUSKO	IN		4.1
      WARSAW (NORTH)	KOSCIUSKO	IN		3.5
      NORTH WEBSTER	KOSCIUSKO	IN		3.0
      SYRACUSE 		KOSCIUSKO	IN		3.0
      LEESBURG		KOSCIUSKO	IN		2.8
      LA GRANGE		LA GRANGE	IN		3.5
      LA PORTE		LA PORTE	IN		3.0
      MICHIGAN CITY	LA PORTE	IN		2.5
      PLYMOUTH		MARSHALL	IN		2.5
      BREMEN		MARSHALL	IN		1.0
      WINIMAC		PULASKI		IN		3.0
      NORTH JUDSON	STARKE		IN		2.0
      SOUTH BEND 7W	ST. JOSEPH	IN		4-4.5
      SOUTH BEND ARPT	ST. JOSEPH	IN		3.9
      GRANGER		ST. JOSEPH	IN		1.0
      FREEMONT		STUEBEN		IN		6.0
      ANGOLA		STUEBEN		IN		5.3
      WABASH CITY	WABASH		IN		4-5
      BLUFFTON		WELLS		IN		4.0
      HEDLEY		WHITE		IN		2.3

NORTHWESTEN OHIO�
 
      CITY		COUNTY		STATE		SNOWFALL (INCHES)
          
      LIMA		ALLEN		OH		12-14
      DEFIANCE		DEFIANCE	OH		6.3
      DESHLER		HENRY		OH		12.7
      PANDORA		PUTNAM		OH		11.0
      OTTAWA		PUTNAM		OH		9.0
      VAN WERT		VAN WERT	OH		9.0
      BRYAN		WILLIAMS	OH		7.0
      MONTPELIER	WILLIAMS	OH		5.1


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA THANKS OUR VOLUNTEER SNOW 
SPOTTERS FOR THEIR REPORTS.  WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO REPORT YOUR SNOWFALL THROUGHOUT 
THE WINTER SEASON.


TH...12/23/04