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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
444 AM EDT WED JUN 1 2016

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1912 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              99   05/27/1911
 LOW               27   05/04/2005
                        05/10/1966
                        05/09/1947
HIGHEST            89   05/29        MM      MM       86  05/08
                                                          05/07
LOWEST             34   05/16        MM      MM       36  05/20
AVG. MAXIMUM     71.7              71.7     0.0     75.4
AVG. MINIMUM     49.8              49.2     0.6     53.2
MEAN             60.8              60.4     0.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.6    -0.6        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.17   2011
 MINIMUM         0.48   1925
TOTALS           4.13              4.27   -0.14     5.01
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.14   -0.01     0.16
DAYS >= .01        12              13.0    -1.0       14
DAYS >= .10         6               8.1    -2.1        9
DAYS >= .50         2               2.7    -0.7        4
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.0     0.0        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.58   05/09 TO 05/10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.5   1940
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1        20.1              33.5   -13.4     45.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   05/31 TO 05/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     198               190       8      113
 SINCE 7/1       5116              6072    -956     6651
COOLING TOTAL      74                49      25       96
 SINCE 1/1         74                57      17       96
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/250    DATE  05/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/240    DATE  05/14

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         14

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               16     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      5

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

&&

...RELATIVELY COOL AND WET START TO MAY WITH A WARM AND DRY END...

OVERALL TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION WERE CLOSE TO NORMAL IN THE
FORT WAYNE AREA. HOWEVER...THE MONTH SAW RELATIVELY COOL AND WET
CONDITIONS OVER THE FIRST THREE WEEKS FOLLOWED BY VERY WARM AND DRY
CONDITIONS DURING THE LAST 10 DAYS.

DURING THE FIRST 23 DAYS OF MAY...ONLY SIX DAYS HAD AN AVERAGE DAILY
TEMPERATURE ABOVE NORMAL. THE LAST 8 DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE ALL
ABOVE NORMAL AND 5 OF THESE DAYS WERE MORE THAN 10 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS HELPED BRING THE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE DEPARTURE UP
CLOSER TO NORMAL DESPITE THE RELATIVELY COOL FIRST THREE WEEKS.

MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON 12 DAYS IN MAY BUT ONLY 3 OF THESE
DAYS WERE AFTER THE 14TH. THE GREATEST PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE
10TH WITH AN IMPRESSIVE 2.49 INCHES BEING RECORDED. THIS WAS A
SINGLE DAY PRECIPITATION RECORD AND WAS DUE TO SLOW MOVING
THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE AIRPORT. NEARLY 85 PERCENT OF THE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION FELL BETWEEN THE 9TH AND 12TH OF THE MONTH. MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION OCCURRED ON 9 OF THE FIRST 14 DAYS AND JUST 3 OF THE
LAST 17 DAYS.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR MAY WAS 60.8 DEGREES...0.4
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS TIED FOR THE 45TH WARMEST MAY
ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 89 ON THE 29TH AND THE
COOLEST TEMPERATURE WAS 34 ON THE 16TH.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 4.13 INCHES...0.14 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 63RD DRIEST MAY ON RECORD.

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