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Last updated: Sun. Jan. 05, 2014 - 04:01 pm EDT

Indiana blanketed by snow, bitter cold to follow

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INDIANAPOLIS — A winter storm has already covered parts of Indiana with as much as 8 inches and some areas are expecting more than a foot.

The National Weather Service reports Columbia City, 20 miles west of Fort Wayne, has 8 inches of snow, while LaPorte and Roseland, near South Bend, have 6 inches, and Auburn, Elkhart, Huntington and Warsaw all have 5 inches. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour is possible in the Fort Wayne area. A total daytime snow accumulation of 5 to 8 inches is possible in Fort Wayne.

A winter storm warning remains in effect in many areas until 1 a.m. Monday with some areas receiving an inch or two an hour, with some areas expected to receive up to 14 inches.

The weather service says temperatures are expected to drop drastically Sunday night, possibly down to 20 below in some places. Deadly wind chills as low as 45 below zero are possible through Tuesday.


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