On Mar 17 in weather history...

1952 -- First severe weather watch issued by the National Weather Service.

1973 -- Around a foot of snow fell on northern Indiana, including 12.5 inches at Fort Wayne from the 16th into the 17th.

1982 -- Fort Wayne's second-highest crest on the Maumee River: 25.9 feet.

1998 -- The new Northern Indiana National Weather Service Office opened.

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