On Dec 16 in weather history...

1917 -- A thirty-foot high ice jam closed the Ohio River from Warsaw, Kentucky to Rising Sun, Indiana. It held for 58 days and backed up the Ohio River for a hundred miles.

1946 -- The Fort Wayne Weather Bureau (now National Weather Service) office moved from Smith Field to Baer Field (Fort Wayne International Airport), where it would remain for the next 51 years. It was the second tenant to move into the airport, after the air traffic control tower.

1951 -- South Bend's coldest December temperature: -16°.

1972 -- South Bend received 16" of snow with eight foot drifts. The Indiana Toll Road was closed from LaPorte to Elkhart.

1989 -- 30" of lake effect snow fell on New Carlisle, Indiana.

2007 -- A major winter storm gave parts of Northern Indiana upwards of 15" to 17" of snow.

2008 -- Two to five inches of snow fell across northern Indiana, northwest Ohio, and southern Michigan.

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