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January 8th, 2015

GOOSE EGG: Noontime temperature 0 degrees

January 8, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY – Noontime temperatures throughout Whitley County Thursday achieved nothing. That's 0 degrees, to be exact.

As it neared 1 p.m., the mercury moved a little . . . to 0.7 degrees (or 1 degree if you want to roundup.)

Windchill was -15 degrees.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 5 p.m. this afternoon to 10 a.m. Friday, with up to 3 inches of snow and gusty winds to 35 mph.
Oh, and the high Thursday is forecast to be 16 degrees (doubtful) with an overnight low of -8.

Friday's high? 9 degrees.

COLD WEATHER SAFETY: Officials offer advice

January 8, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — With temperatures dipping down to 10 degrees below zero and wind chills under 30 degrees below, state officials are being proactive in their advice to Hoosiers.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security issued a press release Wednesday, advising residents to look out for their neighbors during the cold weather — especially the elderly and disabled.

CHILL: Sub-zero temperatures

January 8, 2015

The temperature on Crossroads Bank’s sign read six degrees below zero at approximately 7 a.m. Thursday morning, with windchills measuring around 30 degrees below. Schools were closed due to the temperature today.

'CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC' : 2015 housing market

January 8, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — With the holiday season behind them, some Whitley County residents are looking forward to the new year with the anticipation of new home ownership while still others are looking to begin the process of selling their existing home.

For both groups, there is concern that their tasks may be made more difficult by economic forces beyond their control.

Tight money, increased scrutiny of mortgage applicants, reports of shortages of affordable housing, a “buyers’” or “sellers’” market — these are only some of the factors that lead to uncertainty in housing market.

January 7th

DEEP FREEZE: Cold temps close, delay schools

January 7, 2015

WHITLEY COUTNY — WCCS and Whitko Schools have been closed for Thursday due to frigid wind chills. As of 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Smith-Green Community Schools were delayed for Thursday.

Wind chills are expected to dip below -30 degrees.

THUNDERSNOW: Weather prediction

January 7, 2015

The Weather Channel is predicting Thundersnow for the Columbia City area today.
Thundersnow is defined as a thunderstorm that has snow as the primary precipitation instead of rain. Hail and 58 mph winds can accompany these storms. These storms are rare anywhere, but favor lake-effect snow when it comes to forming. Keep eyes and ears open there may be lightning and thunder.

GOT MILK: It’s Girl Scout cookie time

January 7, 2015

Fort Wayne – Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana are ready to provide the community with its favorite treat as they learn valuable life lessons. Cookies will be on sale beginning Friday, Jan. 9, continuing through March 1.

TREASURES FROM THE MUSEUM: ‘A cut above the rest’

January 7, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — It looks entirely out of place in the case with all the long slender officer’s swords and the long curved blade of the cavalry saber.

In fact, It looks like a cheap prop from an old Steve Reeves gladiator movies, short and very thick with a single cross piece for a guard, but it served a very different purpose for troops from a particular branch of service during the American Civil War.

WHITE OUT: Heavy snow in Columbia City

January 7, 2015

Heavy snow is falling in Columbia City. Street and highway crews are working to keep roadways clear, but officials advise motorists to use caution on the roads.

ARCTIC FREEZE INVADES: Wind chills drop to 20 degrees below zero

January 7, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s first showing of winter appeared Tuesday morning, as snow plows hit the streets early after the season’s first snow accumulation.

A winter weather system made its way into the area late Monday night, dropping 1 to 2 inches of snow in Whitley County.

SYRACUSE — Indian Springs Middle School’s 7th grade Eagles boys’ basketball team used team defense...
WABASH — Whitko’s girls basketball team picked up a Three Rivers Conference win over Northfield...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team held on for a 52-46 win over DeKalb Saturday...


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