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Weather Service forecasts another 6-10 inches of snow in Fort Wayne

Snow-covered branches frame a path along the St. Marys River in Foster Park West on Sunday. (By Bob Caylor of The News-Sentinel)
Snow-covered branches frame a path along the St. Marys River in Foster Park West on Sunday. (By Bob Caylor of The News-Sentinel)
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Coming snowfall will pile atop 2 inches already on ground after snowiest January on record

Monday, February 03, 2014 12:01 am
The National Weather Service is forecasting another significant snowfall Tuesday. It says 6-10 inches are possible in Fort Wayne.That would add to what the weather service says is 2 inches already on the ground.

No snow is in the forecast for today; a high near 21 is predicted.

The snow is expected to start after 1 p.m. Tuesday, with 1-2 inches possible during the day and up to 10 inches possible by midday Wednesday. Weather Service forecasters say the chance of snow is 100 percent Tuesday.

These snows come after a January that went down in weather service records as the snowiest in Fort Wayne in more than a century of record-keeping. The weather service recorded 30.3 inches of snow last month, compared with the old record of 29.5 inches in January 1982.

Frank Suarez, City Utilities spokesman, said this morning that crews are prepared for the latest winter weather threat. They have 3,000 tons of salt in stock.

In the county, Southwest Allen County Schools and East Allen County Schools both closed school today because of icy road conditions. Mike Green, Allen County spokesman, said county workers have been on the county roads all weekend; however, the wintry mix of rain and snow Saturday combined with a lack of sunshine Sunday has created icy road conditions.

“You can't plow ice,” Green said.

This morning they were out early working on the roads.

As for the upcoming weather, according to Randy Knach, supervisor for the Allen County north barn, they are at 80 percent capacity for salt.

“We are as prepared as we can be,” Green said.


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