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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 >

Overview

This is the event summary for the active weather February 16th-17th, 2022. On February 15th and 16th we saw the melting of the snowpack around the area, which led to flooding in low-lying areas, in crop fields, and near rivers and streams. We also had blustery winds up to 45 mph at times (see wind tab). The night of Wednesday, February 16th, we received up to 1-2 inches of rain (see the rain tab), which only exacerbated flooding concerns. During the day on Thursday, February 17th we saw a wintry mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow, which led to hazardous travel. Snow continued overnight, with lake enhancement kicking in near La Porte County. By late evening on the 17th, several locations had already seen around 4 inches of snow, including South Bend, IN; St. Joseph, MI; La Porte, IN; and Quincy, MI. Elsewhere, amounts ranged from 1 to 3 inches. Lake effect kicked in overnight and added a few extra inches to snow totals in the northwestern forecast area along Lake Michigan. All in all, generally 4 to 6 inches fell in portions of the northern/western forecast area, and less than that elsewhere. See the snow/ice tab for specific amounts.

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