Halloween's snowfall a once in a 25-year occurrence
"Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow."
Was anyone else singing along or humming to that song on Halloween?
❄WINTER WONDERLAND❄— Tyler Sebree (@TylerABC57) October 31, 2019
HUGE flakes making for a White Halloween in the Elkhart and Goshen area! Ground, vehicles and rooftops were turning white and getting covered as of 6:30 p.m.! #INwx#MIwx#Snowpic.twitter.com/EvZCQRqunq
Well, if you were, you likely weren't alone. Heavy, wet snowflakes fell late in the afternoon and evening across the entire Michiana region. At times the flakes were a couple inches wide!And because of how large they were, many rooftops, lawns, vehicles, and mulch-y areas turned white rather quickly.
And most locations tallied an official snow report, ranging from a "trace" to as much as an inch or so.That includes South Bend, which saw 0.2" of snow. While that may seem very minor, it was the 4th-snowiest Halloween in the city's history dating back to 1894!
In addition, we only see measurable snow -- which is considered at least 0.1" -- in South Bend once every 25 years! That's how rare our snow was on Thursday!