Official wind reports line up with forecast

Saturday we told you wind gusts would be between 35 and 40 mph Sunday afternoon. As reports roll in, that forecast is panning out with some even stronger wind gusts. Winds have been blowing consistently between 20 and 30 mph for most of the afternoon.  Overnight winds will slow down, but they stay gusty til Monday morning.  By Monday, winds will be more calm.

Special Olympics Polar Plunge

NewsChannel 15’s own Rob Lydick returns to the role of emcee at the Special Olympics Polar Plunge to be held at Metea Park tomorrow (Saturday), February 11, at Noon. Registration begins at 10. This year, the weather isn’t so “polar” for the event.

Winter flu update

While it seems many people I’ve crossed paths with in recent weeks have been sniffling, sneezing or coughing – and, seemingly, blaming it on the weather – the reality is things haven’t been so bad around the state of Indiana in recent weeks, as far as the flu goes.

Warmer winters

Coming off of Fort Wayne’s 9th warmest January on record, you might not be too surprised to learn that Fort Wayne’s winter seasons over the past 45 years have been trending warmer and warmer, although there have been some quite cold years in the mix, too. On the whole, though, the average temperature for the months of Dec., Jan., and Feb. combined has risen 2.7°.