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Wintry Mix in the Central Plains; Powerful Pacific Storm Approaching

A storm will track from the southern Plains to the Ohio Valley through Friday with showers and thunderstorms. On the northern edge, snow, ice, and/or a wintry mix is possible from the central Plains to the central Great Lakes. A significant Pacific storm with high winds, and heavier rain and snow will arrive late Friday through the weekend with impacts spreading across much of the West. Read More >

Overview

Two systems moved across the Great Lakes Region with the first system producing widespread 1 to 2 inch snowfall amounts. A second, much stronger system moved rapidly northeast into the region, bringing widespread moderate to heavy snowfall across the entire forecast area starting late afternoon on the 15th and lingering into the overnight hours of the 16th. 6 to 12 inches of snow fell across the area, with the bulk of the snowfall occurring within a 6 to 9 hour period. Winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph caused widespread blowing and drifting with many county roads across the area looking like the one shown below. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour occurred at the peak of the event. A summary of reports, a snowfall map for the event and other details can be found below or by clicking the respective tab. 

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East of Leesburg, IN
Photo: Todd Holsten
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