35th Anniversary of the Great Blizzard of 1978

By Rachel Martin

January 28, 2013 Updated Jan 28, 2013 at 12:30 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – It’s the 35th Anniversary of Fort Wayne’s biggest snow storm in recent memory.

Well the weather conditions weren’t great Sunday night, but certainly not as bad as they were this time, 35 years ago.

Jan. 25, 1978, was when the “Great Blizzard” hit, one of the most significant winter events to ever hit Northeast Indiana. Fort Wayne got blanketed in 10 inches of snow, and nearly 35 inches fell over a three-day period in South Bend.

The temperature dropped to four degrees and winds got up to 55 miles-per-hour, making the windchill almost 60 below zero.

It took the city weeks to recover from the storm.

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