South Bend's First 100-Inch Snow Total in Nearly 30 Years

February 23, 2011; 9:06 AM ET
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South Bend, Ind., has received over 100 inches of snow this winter, marking the first such occurrence in nearly 30 years.

The city's snow total at the end of Tuesday stood at 102.0 inches, well above the 75.4 inches that typically falls each winter.

Not since the winter of 1981-82, when 135.2 inches fell, has the snow total exceeded 100 inches or even 90 inches.

The current total of 102 inches makes this winter South Bend's sixth snowiest on record. The winter of 1977-78 sits at the top spot with 172.0 inches.

Residents of South Bend have likely seen a similar scene during this extremely snowy winter. Photo submitted by Facebook fan Rick A. in Stamford, Conn., on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011.

This winter should move up in the rankings, with Chief Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok expecting more storms and shots of cold coming to the Plains and Northeast.

The current snow total is only 0.5 of an inch shy of fifth place, which is being held by the winter of 1962-63 and its 102.5 inches.

Records in South Bend date back to 1893.


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