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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 >

Yet another winter storm hit Northern Indiana, Northwest Ohio, and Southern Lower Michigan Tuesday and Tuesday night.  A strong area of low pressure moved from Arkansas to Ohio allowing precipitation to spread north into the area.  This particular storm contained a wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain, and snow.  A few power outages were reported with the freezing rain over Grant County, Indiana and Allen County, Ohio.  However, the bigger problem proved to be heavy snow which set up from Cass County, Indiana to Hillsdale County, Michigan.  Several reports of greater than 8 inches of snow were received in Whitley County, Indiana, where the strongest snow band set up.  Lesser amounts of snow were received in parts of Ohio as freezing rain and sleet mixed in limiting totals.  Lesser amounts were also received in Northwest Indiana and Southwest Lower Michigan as dry air at the surface evaporated much of the snow before it hit the ground.  The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana issued a Winter Storm Watch over two days before the main storm arrived and upgraded this watch to a Winter Storm Warning over a day in advance of the event.  The total accumulation of sleet and snow can be seen below:

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