It’s Impossible To Forget The Year Indiana Saw Its Single Biggest Snowfall Ever

The year was 1978. It was a chilly January morning, and Hoosiers (along with every other resident of the Ohio River Valley and Great Lakes regions) were expecting snow. A lot of snow. Needless to say… they got it. Over the next 48 hours, a snowstorm unlike anything Indiana had ever seen before would grind the entire state, as well as the whole region, to a complete halt.

Writer’s Note: Some photographs used in this article are from other states also affected by this historic event; every photo is, however, from this very storm.

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In the decades since the Great Blizzard of 1978, there has been next to no comparative events. The storm was greatly significant not just for Indiana but for all the states affected by the historic tempest — it is remembered year to year by survivors and those fascinated by weather alike. We hope we won’t see anything quite like it again any time soon.

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