Wintry weather hurts weekend activities

Rain or snow early Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – According to NewsChannel 15 meteorologists, it has snowed in Fort Wayne every single weekend since the beginning of December. There hasn’t always been a measurable amount of snow, but there has at least been a visible dusting or more for the past 13 weekends. We compiled a list of the totals by month below:

December 7-8: .25″

Dec. 14-15: 4.7″

Dec. 21-22: a trace

Dec. 28-29: trace


Jan. 4-5: 9.5″

Jan 11-12: trace

Jan 18-19: 1.8″

Jan 25-26: 3.7″


Feb 1-2: 2.4″

Feb 8-9: 3.3″

Feb 15-16: 0.1″

Feb 22-23: 0.2″


March 1-2: 4.2”

The snowy weekends have hurt some businesses and many winter weekend activities such as ice skating because it has either been too cold to operate or people just don’t want to leave the house.

“[It’s been] a trying one for us because of the extreme bitter cold weather and abundance of snow,” said Geoff Paddock, the Executive Director of Headwaters Park. “A little bit of snow and cold weather can bring folks out, but when we have temperatures like we did this winter, it was really too cold for people to skate.”

Paddock said this winter they had around 19,000 people utilize the skating rink. However, that number is down about 5,00o from previous winters.

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