As we prepare for a potential major winter storm, the City of Goshen asks the community to look over one another, help each other out if needed and contact the City for aid.

Elkhart County is under a winter storm watch. According to the National Weather Service, the storm will begin early on Thursday with a light wintry mix turning to rain and flash freezing Thursday night with a potential for heavy snow the following day. 

Arctic air will move in Friday morning through the weekend, resulting in dangerous wind chills of -15 to -30 degrees. Daytime high temperatures will likely remain in the single digits with little improvement.

The combination of strong wind gusts and heavy snowfall could result in extremely dangerous travel conditions.

“We will continue to send updates throughout this weather event,” Mayor Jeremy Stutsman said. “I hope everyone has a great and safe holiday weekend, so please watch and be very cautious of the weather and travel conditions as we know many of you will be travelling to see family and friends for the holidays.”

For anyone in need of a warm shelter, Faith Mission and the Salvation Army will be the City’s primary sheltering options, as well as the Goshen Public Library during normal business hours on Thursday and Friday. The Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday this week due to the holiday.

If you or anyone you know are without shelter and food or in need of assistance, the City can help any time of the day. Call the Goshen Police Department at 574.533.4151 for assistance with transportation to a warm place of shelter.

If you have elderly neighbors, please check in on them now and then to see if they need help. If you need anything, do not hesitate to call the City of Goshen at 574.533.8621. If you have an emergency, call 911.

For more updates, check the National Weather Service and the City of Goshen at or on Facebook at