You think this has been a rough winter? On Jan. 26, 1978, 12.2 inches of snow fell at Dayton International Airport, a record that still stands as the greatest snowfall in a 24-hour period for our area. Wind gusts reached 60 mph as the storm barreled through. This created massive snow drifts measured in several feet, coupled with blinding white-outs. Dayton had already experienced one of the snowiest months on record, with more than 20 inches on the ground in some areas BEFORE the blizzard.