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    The NOAA weather radio broadcast from Fort Wayne has been off the air since Sunday evening, the National Weather Service says.
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Anne Gregory | The Journal Gazette
Those who were out and about on Thursday in Fort Wayne were wise to bundle up.

Indiana’s bitter winter might linger into late March

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A top climatologist says Indiana residents hoping that the state’s punishing winter will give way to early spring may be in for a big disappointment.

Associate state climatologist Ken Scheeringa with the State Climate Office at Purdue University said the federal Climate Prediction Center’s latest forecasts suggest snow and cold could continue to lash Indiana into late March.

He said the agency’s monthly and seasonal outlooks call for a colder than normal but mostly dry start to March despite a winter storm forecast to begin Sunday. Sheeringa said that trend likely will continue throughout March but forecasters are less certain about precipitation later in March.

Indiana residents who are bracing for yet another winter storm that’s expected to bring snow, freezing rain and sleet to the entire state this weekend.

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