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January 27, 2014

ANOTHER BLAST — Decatur resident Rick Naatz was out Sunday morning clearing his driveway after 3 more inches of snow were dropped on the county the previous evening. Naatz said he was not unaccustomed to severe winters; he’s a native of Wisconsin. Photo by J Swygart

Five inches of fresh weekend snow, blowing winds and bone chilling temperatures are once again wreaking havoc on the Adams County area.
    The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for most of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio effective until 1 p.m. this afternoon. Strong winds gusting to around 35 mph Sunday caused considerable blowing and drifting snow, according to the NWS. Winds gradually diminished throughout the day, however secondary roads may still be impassable.
    All three Adams County schools were closed this morning, as were schools in Allen, Huntington, Jay and Wells counties in Indiana, and Van Wert and Mercer counties in Ohio.
    A wind chill warning is in effect until noon Wednesday. Wind chills will range from 15 below to 20 below zero this morning, falling to 25 below to 35 below zero by this evening. Frostbite of exposed skin can occur in a matter of minutes in these conditions, according to the NWS. Hypothermia or even death is possible with prolonged exposure.
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