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BACK FOR MORE: Snow strikes area again

March 25, 2013

A late March snowfall has left many residents wondering when the area will see true spring-like weather, as the first day of spring was last Wednesday. Above, snow blankets sidewalks and roadways at the intersection of Line and Van Buren Streets in downtown Columbia City. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott

COLUMBIA CITY — In like a lion, and out like a lion.

A common phrase for the month of March has been turned on its head, as Whitley County was again faced with March snowfall Sunday night into Monday morning.

All totaled, there was 3.2 inches of snow that hit Whitley County as of 8 a.m., according to Weather Channel estimates. Wind did not help morning commuters, as gusts hovered around 20 miles per hour most of the night and morning, which created blowing snow.

This is the second major snowstorm of the month. On Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6, there were 8.5 inches of snow left on the area.

While snow in the spring may be an unwelcome present to locals, it is not out of the ordinary.

“The latest measurable snowfall is usually in late April or early May,” said Courtney Obergfell, meteorologist at the National Weather Service.

This snow has been part of Winter Storm Virgil, which has swept its way across the country over the past week.

Although Virgil did not leave much snow relative to the entire winter, it did set one record.

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