Indiana Weather: Over 2 Feet of Snow Strikes, Treacherous Conditions Reported

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Northwest Indiana – A potent lake effect snow system has blanketed parts of Indiana, with the National Weather Service Chicago reporting rates of 2 inches per hour and wind gusts up to 40 mph. 

Local residents faced whiteout conditions, causing dangerous travel situations. The heavy snowfall culminated on Friday, with Pinola, Waterford, and Trail Creek accumulating around 27 inches each. The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office called it the most substantial lake effect snow in up to a decade. Indiana State Police cautioned against travel on I-94 through LaPorte County due to severe backups.

Looking ahead, the weather service forecasts a shift in conditions, with the weekend’s bitter cold to be followed by a warming trend starting Sunday. However, a wintry mix is expected on Monday, potentially complicating the Monday evening commute with freezing rain. Residents are advised to monitor forecasts and consider postponing non-essential travel.

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