Recapping the wicked week of winter

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In the past seven days, Fort Wayne has experienced a weather rollercoaster, with sharp temperature swings and three snow systems.

Mild temperatures on Monday gave way to record-breaking cold by Wednesday morning. In all, Fort Wayne spent 36 consecutive hours below zero as peak wind chills finished near 40 below zero. 

Snow impacted many over the past seven days, with three storm systems which each brought their own separate impacts to northeast Indiana. The first system came through last Saturday and dropped 2.9″ of snow at Fort Wayne International Airport. A second system brought a mix of rain and snow to the area during the day on Monday, which impacted both the morning and evening commutes. Finally, one more quick hitting system dropped 3.0″ of snow in Fort Wayne from late Thursday night through early Friday morning. 

While the frigid cold air has moved out of the area, the impacts are likely to be felt for weeks to come. Melting snow will combine with the temperature swings to cause pavement to crack. Expect to see an uptick in pothole coverage over the next couple of weeks. 

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