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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
548 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              87   03/21/2012
 LOW              -10   03/01/1967
HIGHEST            67   03/16        MM      MM       65  03/31
LOWEST             -3   03/06        MM      MM       -3  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     43.6              48.0    -4.4     40.3
AVG. MINIMUM     24.1              28.7    -4.6     20.4
MEAN             33.8              38.4    -4.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4               2.7     1.3        7
DAYS MIN <= 32     27              20.0     7.0       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               0.0     1.0        3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.10   1913
 MINIMUM         0.48   2001
TOTALS           2.07              2.71   -0.64     1.90
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.09   -0.02     0.06
DAYS >= .01         7              12.2    -5.2       11
DAYS >= .10         6               6.3    -0.3        4
DAYS >= .50         1               1.7    -0.7        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.72   03/26 TO 03/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.5   1964
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            8.6               4.1     4.5     13.2
SINCE 7/1        45.1              32.5    12.6     73.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= 1.0         2               1.3     0.7        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   03/03                          6
                        03/02
 24 HR TOTAL      4.6   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     961               826     135     1067
 SINCE 7/1       6110              5424     686     6320
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/190    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    36/190    DATE  03/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             19
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      2
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                      9

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...COOL...DRY BUT SNOWY MARCH...

MARCH PROVED ONCE AGAIN IT CAN BE A MONTH OF EXTREMES AS WINTER
TRIED TO HOLD ON AND SPRING STRUGGLED TO BEGIN. MARCH BEGAN LIKE A
LION WITH COLD AND SNOWY CONDITIONS BUT WARMED CONSIDERABLY BY MID
MONTH AS TEMPERATURES CLIMBED INTO THE UPPER 60S. THIS WARMTH WOULD
BE BRIEF AS RECORD SNOW WAS RECORDED JUST A SHORT WEEK LATER. THE
MONTH DID END LIKE A LAMB WITH TEMPERATURES CLOSER TO NORMAL.

THE FIRST 8 DAYS OF MARCH WERE BELOW NORMAL...AND 4 OF THESE DAYS
WERE MORE THAN 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND 2 DAYS WERE AT LEAST 20
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE NEXT 13 DAYS WERE NEAR OR ABOVE NORMAL
FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER STRETCH OF 8 DAYS NEAR OR BELOW NORMAL. THE
COLDEST DAY OF THE MONTH WAS MARCH 6TH WITH A HIGH OF JUST 24 AND A
LOW OF 3 BELOW ZERO FOR AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 11...23 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST DAY WAS MARCH 16TH. THE HIGH WAS 67 AND
THE LOW WAS 43 FOR AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 55...17 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL.

IT WAS A RELATIVELY DRY MONTH WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FALLING ON
JUST 7 DAYS. FOUR OF THESE DAYS SAW A QUARTER INCH OR MORE OF
PRECIPITATION AND ONE DAY HAD MORE THAN A HALF INCH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 33.8 DEGREES...4.6 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 26TH COOLEST MARCH. PRECIPITATION WAS
2.07 INCHES...0.64 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 32ND
DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD.

MARCH SNOWFALL WAS 8.6 INCHES...4.5 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED
AS THE 17TH SNOWIEST MARCH. MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON JUST THREE DAYS
WITH THE GREATEST FALLING ON MARCH 23RD WITH A SINGLE DAY RECORD
SNOWFALL OF 4.6 INCHES. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 4.5 INCHES
SET ON THIS DATE IN 1965.

$$
LASHLEY





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