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March roars in with weekend snowstorm

There was no question to those taking to the roads to drive to church on Sunday morning that March was in a lion mode. Heavy snow bands set up from Marion into Mercer and Van Wert counties Sunday morning. By the time the storm had passed late Sunday afternoon, most areas locally have received between five and seven inches of snow. Weather specialist Rick McCoy said Sunday evening that at that time six inches had fallen in Portland, eight inches in Marion, four inches in Fort Wayne, 5.3 inches in Van Wert and near six inches in Celina. “Southern Adams County fell in there somewhere,” said McCoy. “Most areas in the Berne and Monroe areas had in the five to six inch range.” The snow began earlier than expected around 10 p.m. on Saturday and continued throughout the night, dropping at least three inches by daybreak on Sunday. Heavier snow then continued Sunday morning and into early afternoon before slowly tapering. “This storm went almost to the inch the way the... Read More >