LOOKING BACK: 40th anniversary of the Blizzard '78

Staff Writer

Thursday, Jan. 25 marks the 40th anniversary of the worst blizzard on record for Indiana.

According to the National Weather Service, winds in some areas of the Midwest reached 50 mph, dropping zero temperatures throughout the state to -50 degrees at night.

It took three days for the storm to subside, and for most of Indiana it left behind 20 inches of cover. For northern Indiana, some areas even experienced up to 40 inches, records that are still in place today.