Blizzard Of 1978 Anniversary

By Chris Daniels, Meteorologist

Blizzard Of 1978 Anniversary

January 25, 2011 Updated Jan 25, 2011 at 1:37 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - January 25th 1978 -- The Great Blizzard of '78 began. One of the most significant winter events ever in our region, almost everyone old enough will remember where they were and what they were doing. Nearly 35 inches of snow fell over a three day period in South Bend, and 10 inches of snow fell in the Fort Wayne area. By late on the 26th the temperature dropped to 4 degrees and winds gusted above 55 mph. This would produce windchill temperatures to 60 below zero. It took the area weeks to recover from this storm, and to this day still stands as one of the most important winter storm ever in the area.

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