March 12th, 2014 Snow Event

A strong low pressure system moved from the Southern Plains across the Ohio Valley on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014. Precipitation started out as rain across most of the area before quickly switching to heavy snow across most of the area. Areas across the southern tier of the area saw rain longer which limited snowfall amounts in those locations. Due to the strong dynamics of the system, thundersnow was reported in many locations. This lead to impressive snowfall rates of 1-3" per hour. Strong winds also accompanied the system, with gusts up to 35-40 mph. This, combined with the heavy, wet nature of the snow, led to numerous power outages across the area. Hazardous travel conditions were also reported with numerous accidents on the roadways. Generally, 5 to 9 inches of snowfall fell during the event, with the highest totals found across NE Indiana and NW Ohio.

The map and table below depict some of the snowfall reports we received. Many thanks to our spotters, emergency management, local media, public, and cooperative and CoCoRaHS observers for their reports during the storm!

 

LOCATION TOTAL SNOWFALL TIME/DATE OF MEASUREMENT
     
INDIANA    
     
...ALLEN COUNTY...    
NEW HAVEN 9.5 250 PM  3/12
3 NE FORT WAYNE 8.5 300 PM  3/12
4 ENE WALLEN 8.5 442 PM  3/12
E NEW HAVEN 8.5 1258 PM  3/12
2 ESE WALLEN 8.2 129 PM  3/12
7 NE FORT WAYNE 7.9 1215 PM  3/12
5 N FORT WAYNE 7.5 200 PM  3/12
1 E WALLEN 7 226 PM  3/12
5 SW FORT WAYNE 6.7 200 PM  3/12
MONROEVILLE 6.3 633 PM  3/12
     
...ELKHART COUNTY...    
NAPPANEE 7.7 1130 AM  3/12
1 SW MILLERSBURG 6.5 1000 AM  3/12
SW ELKHART 5 1122 AM  3/12
     
...FULTON COUNTY...    
AKRON 5.5 1115 AM  3/12
     
...HUNTINGTON COUNTY...    
HUNTINGTON 8 434 PM  3/12
     
...KOSCIUSKO COUNTY...    
2 N NORTH WEBSTER 7.7 200 PM  3/12
     
...LA PORTE COUNTY...    
S MICHIGAN CITY 6.5 1029 AM  3/12
2 SW LA PORTE 5 1100 AM  3/12
     
...MARSHALL COUNTY...    
TYNER 6.3 1000 AM  3/12
     
...PULASKI COUNTY...    
STAR CITY 6 1200 PM  3/12
WINAMAC 6 1027 AM  3/12
     
...ST. JOSEPH COUNTY...    
WALKERTON 5.9 1205 PM  3/12
     
...STARKE COUNTY...    
BASS LAKE 5.5 1015 AM  3/12
     
...STEUBEN COUNTY...    
2 E HAMILTON 7.2 230 PM  3/12
4 NNW HUDSON 5.3 138 PM  3/12
     
...WABASH COUNTY...    
3 WNW WABASH 5.5 1250 PM  3/12
     
...WHITLEY COUNTY...    
CHURUBUSCO 7 1230 PM  3/12
1 N COLUMBIA CITY 6.5 736 PM  3/12
     
MICHIGAN    
     
...BERRIEN COUNTY...    
BENTON HARBOR 6 1100 PM  3/12
BARODA 6 120 PM  3/12
     
...CASS COUNTY...    
DOWAGIAC 6.5 1026 AM  3/12
     
...HILLSDALE COUNTY...    
4 WSW HILLSDALE 5 1100 AM  3/12
     
...ST. JOSEPH COUNTY...    
COLON 5.5 1215 PM  3/12
     
OHIO    
     
...ALLEN COUNTY...    
SLABTOWN 5.5 350 PM  3/12
     
...DEFIANCE COUNTY...    
DEFIANCE 7.5 1200 PM  3/12
     
...FULTON COUNTY...    
7 NW WAUSEON 6.5 950 AM  3/12
S DELTA 6 1155 AM  3/12
     
...HENRY COUNTY...    
NAPOLEON 8.5 1153 PM  3/12
FLORIDA 7.5 205 PM  3/12
     
...PAULDING COUNTY...    
ANTWERP 7.5 1026 AM  3/12
     
...VAN WERT COUNTY...    
VAN WERT 8.5 900 AM  3/13
     
...WILLIAMS COUNTY...    
1 NW BRYAN 7.9 530 PM  3/12

 


 

 

 

Published 3/13/2014
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