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Winter storm begins in northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio

January 19, 2019

The largest winter storm of the season is underway in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, with 3 to 8 inches of snow expected throughout the area this weekend.

In its most recent winter storm warning, the National Weather Service said:

In a 10-county area of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, including Allen County, 3 to 6 inches of snow are expected through 7 p.m. tonight, with locally higher amounts possible. Moderate to heavy snow, combined with gusty northeast winds up to 30 to 35 mph this afternoon and evening, will create hazardous travel conditions because of blowing and drifting, the weather service said. The heaviest snow is expected from this morning through mid-afternoon. Other counties with this forecast include DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, Noble, Wabash and Whitley in Indiana and Defiance, Paulding and Williams in Ohio. In Adams and Wells counties in Indiana and Van Wert County, Ohio, 5 to 7 inches of snow are expected through 10 p.m. tonight, with locally higher amounts possible. The heaviest snow is expected from this morning through late this afternoon. Wind gusts up to 30 to 35 mph are expected this afternoon and evening. In LaGrange and Steuben counties, 4 to 7 inches of snow are expected through 2 p.m. today, with locally higher amounts possible. Wind gusts up to 30 mph are excpected through this evening. In Mercer County, Ohio, 6 to 8 inches of snow and a light glaze of ice are expected through 4 a.m. Sunday. Travel could be very difficult to impossible with winds gusting to 45 mph, and widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, the weather service said.

 

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