Looking back on memorable weather stories from 2017

While this year's weather was mild compared to some previous years, there are still a few storms worth taking a second look at.

Posted: Dec. 31, 2017 5:21 PM
Updated: Dec. 31, 2017 11:27 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — While this year's weather was mild compared to some previous years, there are still a few storms worth taking a second look at.

In July, much of Cass and Carroll Counties were underwater. This came after about two weeks of heavy rain and thunderstorms. Cars, houses and businesses were submerged. Even some bridges washed away, roads closed down and people were stranded everywhere.


A similar situation happened in Frankfort in the fall. In November, heavy straight line winds barreled through town causing severe damage to businesses and homes.

Many people were surprised to later find out, a tornado never actually touched down.

Moving ahead to Decemeber, many people in Greater Lafayette hoped for a white Christmas. Their wish came true when a snow storm came through the area on Christmas Eve. 

It was magical to some, and a headache to others. On Christmas Eve, Tippecanoe County Sheriff's office responded to more than twenty slide-offs and more than twenty property damage crashes. Lafayette Police responded to about the same amount.


According to the national oceanic and atmospheric association, Indiana could expereinece a wetter winter than average, and so far as we approach 2018 and the snow continues to fall, it looks like that could be the case. 

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