Record-breaking snowfall event
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Lake effect snow bands built up in intensity in the early morning hours Thursday, creating a dangerous morning commute for drivers around the metro area, especially along the bypass, which was shut down between US 20 & SR 23 due to numerous slide offs and accidents. These snow bands dumped 6.0" of snow on one side of South Bend, while areas directly northeast of the city, like Mishawaka and Granger, saw a little over an inch in spots.
When put into perspective, the 6.0" of snowfall that fell in South Bend through 1pm, not only beat the daily snowfall record of 4.7" back in 1974, but it also trumped the November normal that is 4.8", according to the National Weather Service of Northern Indiana.
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We are also expecting more snow through Friday morning. Get the latest forecast here.