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City has received 28 inches of snow

February 8, 2011

Just keeps piling up!

    The 5 1/2 inches of snow which fell in Decatur last weekend gave the city 28 inches of snow since the first of December.
    And 15 of those inches have come in the first six days of February!
    Jane Thieme at the Decatur weather station said the city received 7.5 inches in December, 11 inches in January, and 15 inches this month, through last Sunday.
    Decatur's snowfall, of course, pales in comparison to some other communities in Indiana, such as South Bend.
    This winter already has been one of the 10 snowiest on record for South Bend. Since Oct. 1, 91.5 inches of snow have fallen in the northern Indiana city, making it the eighth snowiest winter on record.
    South Bend has received at least 100 inches of snow only six times. The most recent was in 1981-1982, when the city received 135.2 inches. That’s the second snowiest winter on record for the city.
    The record is the 172 inches that fell in the winter of 1977-78.
    Prior to last weekend's snowfall, Fort Wayne had received 34.9 inches of snow so far this year, which is more than a foot above normal. Indianapolis had received 29.5 inches, which is 11.5 inches above normal.

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