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Ice crystals on the branches of trees sparkle in the morning sunlight Wednesday along Indiana 14 west of Fort Wayne. Area residents woke up to some fog after a record low of minus 15.

Record lows set on back-to-back days, 3rd time in week

Steaming breath rises from a cow as it moves into the sunlight next to a barn Wednesday on Indiana 9.

Fort Wayne on Wednesday reached its third daily record low temperature in a week and second in as many nights, the National Weather Service said.

Wednesday’s low of 15 degrees below zero broke the Feb. 12 record of 14 below set in 1899, the weather service reported.

On Tuesday, the low of minus 16 shattered the Feb. 11 record of minus 6 set in 1982.

And last Friday’s low of 13 degrees below zero, the weather service said, broke the Feb. 7 record of 8 below last set in 1982.

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