At about 4:00 PM Saturday afternoon, the wind shifted slightly, from NW to N, the skies cleared, and the lake effect "snow monster" ceased here in South Bend. Total snow was 38.6 inches from late Thursday morning to Sat. afternoon. For the final 24 hour period, a new record was set, 25 inches. More snow than the famous 'Blizzard of 78", which was a systemic snow, and hit much of the mid-west.