National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Heavy rain fell across northern Indiana, northwest Ohio, and southwest Lower Michigan Monday evening (January 7) through Wednesday morning (January 9).


The heaviest rain fell across White, Pulaski, and Fulton counties in Indiana as a line of thunderstorms stalled out over the area Monday evening...producing between 4 and 7 inches of rain. The heaviest rain fell over the same areas that had earlier received heavy snowfall during the New Years event.


The excessive rainfall combined with the recent snow melt created flash flooding and river flooding.


Below are rainfall totals from January 7th through January 9th




City County State Rainfall Source
4 N Monticello White IN 6.41 CoCoRaHS
6 NW Royal Center Pulaski IN 6.11 CoCoRaHS
Michigan City La Porte IN 5.85 CoCoRaHS
Rochester Fulton IN 5.20 Coop Observer
2 NW Rochester Fulton IN 4.57 CoCoRaHS
2 SSE Winimac Pulaski IN 4.22 Coop Observer
Laporte Laporte IN 4.00 Amateur Radio
Warsaw Kosciusko IN 4.00 Amateur Radio
North Manchester Wabash IN 3.80 Spotter
Francesville Pulaski IN 3.65 Coop Observer
4 S Warsaw Kosciusko IN 3.64 Coop Observer
Columbia City Whitley IN 3.49 CoCoRaHS
Elkhart Elkhart IN 3.48 Amateur Radio
3 WSW Middlebury Elkhart IN 3.45 CoCoRaHS
Wabash Wabash IN 3.44 CoCoRaHS
2 N North Webster Kosciusko IN 3.30 NWS
5 ESE Westville La Porte IN 3.29 CoCoRaHS
6 ENE Walkerton St Joseph IN 3.29 CoCoRaHS
South Bend St Joseph IN 3.25 NWS
1 N Kingsbury La Porte IN 3.05 Coop Observer
5 ESE Lagrange Lagrange IN 2.98 CoCoRaHS
7 NW Angola Steuben IN 2.97 CoCoRaHS
Three Rivers St Joseph MI 2.94 Coop Observer
Middlebury Elkhart IN 2.93 Amateur Radio
Hicksville Defiance IN 2.82 Amateur Radio
Garrett De Kalb IN 2.81 Coop Observer
Bronson Branch MI 2.74 Amateur Radio
1 SSE Plymouth Marshall IN 2.73 CoCoRaHS
4 SW Knox Pulaski IN 2.72 CoCoRaHS
3 S North Judson Starke IN 2.72 Coop Observer
1 E Auburn De Kalb IN 2.69 CoCoRaHS
Niles Berrien MI 2.65 Spotter
Goshen Elkhart IN 2.57 NWS
2 SE Bryan Williams OH 2.56 Coop Observer
Knox Starke IN 2.50 Coop Observer
Litchfield Hillsdale MI 2.46 Amateur Radio
Montpelier Williams OH 2.34 Coop Observer
Kendallville Noble IN 2.10 Coop Observer
Marion Grant IN 2.00 Coop Observer
Benton Harbor Berrien MI 1.86 NWS
4 NE Ft. Wayne Allen IN 1.85 CoCoRaHS
Defiance Defiance OH 1.85 NWS
Lima Allen OH 1.56 NWS
Ft Wayne Allen IN 1.50 NWS
Napoleon Henry OH 1.40 Coop Observer
Paulding Paulding OH 1.03 Coop Observer
Bluffton Wells IN 0.80 Coop Observer


Created by:

Mark Steinwedel (Data tabulation)

BJ Simpson (GIS mapping)

Michael Lewis (Data tabulation)