Remembering Valentine’s Day Blizzards of Years Past

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Flash back to February 13, 2007. A massive winter storm moved through the Midwest, dumping large amounts of snow in its path. Fort Wayne was in the path of significant snow, receiving over 7 inches. The heaviest snow occurred to the south of Fort Wayne, where communities saw as much as 18 inches of snow! 

Here are the snow totals that residents of northeast Indiana awoke to on Valentine’s Day 2007:

Marion, IN 16.0″

Hartford City, IN 16.0″

Bluffton, IN 12.0″

Decatur, IN 10.0″

Angola, IN 8.2″

Kendallville, IN 7.5″

Fort Wayne International Airport 7.4″

Another significant blizzard event occurred on February 14, 2015. A strong cold front pushed through the region, producing heavy lake effect snow bands across the north and western portions of the area. Winds gusted up to 55 mph during the event, causing white out conditions for many. Snow totals may have many inaccuracies due to difficulty with measuring form extreme blowing and drifting snow. Travel was incredibly difficult and there many reports of crashes. The event ended by the evening commute and travel conditions were much improved.

Extreme cold followed the passing cold front and wind chills fell as low as -25° overnight from February 14th into the morning of the 15th. 

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