On Jan 5 in weather history...

1982 -- A fierce storm closed the Golden Gate Bridge for only the third time in history. 5" to 11" of rain fell on the area resulting in mudslides, 30 fatalities, and $300 million damage.

2010 -- An unusually long-lived lake effect snow event occurred to start 2010. By the time the snow ended on the 5th, snowfall totals of 1 1/2 to 2' were observed.

2014 -- A fierce snowstorm wallops the area with 1 to 1 1/2' of snow and 35 to 40 mph winds. Drifts up to 6' close many area roads including interstate 65 and 80/94 in northwest Indiana. Many counties declared states of emergency while the Indiana Governor activates the National Guard to assist in life saving and rescue operations.

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