Heavy snow fell across far Northern Indiana and southwestern lower Michigan starting New Years Eve night and continuing through early Tuesday. Rapidly intensifying low pressure tracked out of the southern plains into parts of Indiana and Ohio. The heaviest snowfall from the system occurred along and borthwest of a Logansport to Columbia City to Montpelier OH line with some locations reporting upwards of 15 to 20 inches before the system moved away.

While the widespread snow departed with the area of low pressure, bands of lake effect snow setup across much of the area with several more focused and intense bands evolving and moving across northern parts of the area. This allowed for isolated increases in snowfall totals downwind of the lake with some locations seeing 3 day storm totals over over 2 feet of snow. 
 

PRELIMINARY SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM NEW YEARS EVE THROUGH 10AM ON  
THURSDAY JANUARY 3 2008 ARE PROVIDED BELOW...  
 
LOCATION                      SNOWFALL    COMMENTS                     
                               IN/S/  
 
HUDSON LAKE IN                 26.0       01/02/08 0714 PM             
NEW CARLISLE IN                25.0       01/02/08 0445 PM             
ROLLING PRARIE IN              23.5       01/02/08 0804 PM             
BRONSON MI                     20.5       01/02/08 0718 PM             
ELKHART IN                     19.5       01/01/08 0700 PM             
BUCHANAN MI                    18.5       01/02/08 1114 PM             
LA PORTE IN                    16.1       01/02/08 1024 PM             
NILES MI                       16.0       01/02/08 0554 PM             
DUNLAP IN                      16.0       01/01/08 0637 PM             
2 SE MISHAWAKA IN              15.5       01/03/08 0735 AM             
MISHAWAKA IN                   15.0       01/02/08 0715 AM             
2 N GRANGER IN                 15.0       01/03/08 0700 AM             
BRISTOL IN                     14.5       01/01/08 1000 PM             
MOSCOW MI                      14.0       01/02/08 0100 PM             
GOSHEN IN                      13.0       01/01/08 0750 AM             
LITCHFIELD MI                  12.8       01/03/08 0635 AM             
SOUTH BEND IN                  12.5       01/01/08 0757 PM             
1 E SOUTH BEND IN              12.5       01/01/08 0700 PM             
THREE RIVERS MI                12.0       01/01/08 1130 AM             
MOTTVILLE MI                   12.0       01/01/08 0710 AM             
GRANGER IN                     12.0       01/01/08 0700 PM             
FISH LAKE IN                   12.0       01/01/08 1030 PM             
CONSTANTINE MI                 12.0       01/01/08 0734 AM             
ANGOLA IN                      12.0       01/02/08 0106 AM             
KINGSBURY IN                   11.5       01/02/08 1227 PM             
BERRIEN SPRINGS MI             11.5       01/02/08 0813 AM             
WALKERTON IN                   11.3       01/02/08 1228 PM             
2 N NORTH WEBSTER IN           11.3       01/01/08 0711 PM             
FREMONT IN                     11.0       01/02/08 1228 PM             
4 N ANGOLA IN                  11.0       01/02/08 0647 AM             
WAKARUSA IN                    10.5       01/01/08 0700 AM             
SIMONTON LAKE IN               10.5       01/01/08 0600 PM             
7 NNW SHIPSHEWANA IN           10.0       01/01/08 0700 AM             
1 N GRANGER IN                 10.0       01/01/08 0300 PM             
ROCHESTER IN                    9.2       01/02/08 0946 AM             
MILLERSBURG IN                  8.8       01/01/08 0600 PM             
NORTH JUDSON IN                 8.5       01/02/08 1233 PM             
CASSOPOLIS MI                   8.5       01/01/08 1153 AM             
6 SW ANGOLA IN                  8.4       01/02/08 1015 AM             
PLYMOUTH IN                     8.0       01/01/08 0800 AM             
MICHIGAN CITY IN                8.0       01/01/08 1130 AM             
3 SSE WALKERTON IN              8.0       01/01/08 0700 AM             
1 E ELKHART IN                  8.0       01/01/08 0147 AM             
KNOX IN                         7.6       01/02/08 1233 PM             
OSWEGO IN                       7.5       01/01/08 0258 PM             
COLDWATER MI                    7.0       01/01/08 0347 AM             
ASHLEY IN                       7.0       01/02/08 0246 AM             
LAGRANGE IN                     6.8       01/01/08 0329 AM             
4 SW KNOX IN                    6.8       01/01/08 0700 AM             
2 E WARSAW IN                   6.8       01/02/08 0327 PM             
SOUTH WHITLEY IN                6.5       01/01/08 0629 PM             
MENTONE IN                      6.0       01/01/08 0321 PM             
KEWANNA IN                      6.0       01/01/08 0600 PM             
KENDALLVILLE IN                 6.0       01/02/08 1231 PM             
HUNTINGTON IN                   6.0       01/02/08 0633 AM             
AKRON IN                        6.0       01/01/08 0810 PM                       
2 W LIMA OH                     5.0       01/02/08 0717 AM                         
LIMA OH                         4.7       01/02/08 0547 AM             
HEADLEE IN                      4.5       01/03/08 0842 AM             
COLUMBIA CITY IN                4.4       01/02/08 1230 PM             
FORT WAYNE IN                   4.3       01/03/08 0647 AM             
COLUMBUS GROVE OH               4.0       01/02/08 0832 AM             
AUBURN IN                       4.0       01/02/08 1230 PM                         
MARION IN                       3.0       01/01/08 0807 PM             
VAN WERT OH                     2.1       01/02/08 1248 PM      

The colors in this image show radar estimated event total water equivalent for rain and snow. Selected snowfall reports from weather spotters, CoCoRAHS observers, WSBT, and amateur radio reports (black text) are shown in inches.    

Thanks to all the weather observers, media outlets, CoCoRAHS and Amateur Radio Networks for the excellent reports.


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