FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Tuesday morning’s bone chilling temperatures in Fort Wayne set a new record. The previous record for January 2nd was set in 1945 at -8º. That record was broken by the minus 13 temperature that registered Tuesday morning. As cold as that is, wind chill temperatures were reported as low as -30 degrees.
The National Weather Service issued a wind chill warning through Tuesday afternoon.
Officials here and throughout the state are warning of the real dangers of the cold weather. Skin exposed for even for periods of time are susceptible to frost bite. Officials also remind Hoosiers to bring their pets inside.
The Rescue Mission is open as a warming shelter for the city, assisted by Just Neighbors Interfaith Network and the Salvation Army.
Right now, the Rescue Mission says they are housing as many as 50 men a night but say even if they are full, they will find anyone a place to stay.
Temperatures in the Summit City aren’t forecast to rise much until this weekend before we could see substantial snow fall at the beginning of next week.
If you have any questions about finding shelter or other services, contact the United Way at 211.
If you or someone you know needs shelter during these bitter temperatures, contact the Rescue Mission.
The Rescue Mission is located at 301 W Superior St.
Staff can be reached at 260-426-7357 or HERE.