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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
957 AM EDT FRI SEP 1 2017

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             102   08/09/1934
                        08/05/1918
 LOW               38   08/29/1965
HIGHEST            89   08/16        MM      MM       94  08/10
LOWEST             46   08/25        MM      MM       54  08/23
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.8              82.2    -2.4     85.4
AVG. MINIMUM     57.5              60.8    -3.3     65.7
MEAN             68.7              71.5    -2.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               3.0    -3.0        7
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.09   1926
 MINIMUM         0.42   1969
TOTALS           3.16              3.64   -0.48     3.06
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.12   -0.02     0.10
DAYS >= .01         6               9.4    -3.4       11
DAYS >= .10         4               5.8    -1.8        6
DAYS >= .50         1               2.4    -1.4        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.06   08/29 TO 08/29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
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   08/31 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      15                 9       6        0
 SINCE 7/1         15                12       3        3
COOLING TOTAL     136               211     -75      336
 SINCE 1/1        688               717     -29      926
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/290    DATE  08/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/300    DATE  08/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             18
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              5     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      18     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      4

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

&&

RELATIVELY COOL AND SLIGHTLY DRY AUGUST AT FORT WAYNE...

IT WAS A RELATIVELY COOL AND SLIGHTLY DRY AUGUST AT FORT WAYNE. THE
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS NEARLY 3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND
PRECIPITATION WAS NEARLY A HALF INCH BELOW NORMAL. MOST OF THE MONTH
HAD ACTUALLY BEEN VERY DRY BUT A NEARLY STATIONARY CLUSTER OF
THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE FORT WAYNE AREA ON THE 29TH OFFICIALLY
DROPPED 2.09 INCHES OF RAIN. HOWEVER, MANY PARTS OF THE CITY AND
ALLEN COUNTY IN GENERAL SAW BETWEEN 3 AND 5 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH
CREATED FLASH FLOODING IN SOME LOCATIONS. THE COMBINATION OF OVERALL
DRY AND RELATIVELY COOL WEATHER DID MAKE FOR A COMFORTABLE MONTH
WITH ONLY A FEW WARM AND MUGGY DAYS.

THERE WERE JUST 9 DAYS DURING AUGUST WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
ABOVE NORMAL AND THERE WAS ONLY ONE DAY, THE 21ST, WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE MORE THAN 5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE REMAINING 22 DAYS
OF AUGUST SAW 3 DAYS WITH NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND 19 DAYS
WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE LAST 10 DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE
ALL BELOW NORMAL AND THERE WAS A STRETCH OF DAYS FROM THE 4TH TO THE
14TH WHERE 9 OF THESE 11 DAYS WERE BELOW NORMAL.

DESPITE ALL OF THE BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES...AUGUST OF 2017 WAS
JUST THE 12TH COOLEST AUGUST ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 68.7. THIS WAS 2.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE COOLEST
AUGUST ON RECORD WAS 1915 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 65.7. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE THIS AUGUST WAS 89 ON THE 16TH. ONLY 12 OTHER
AUGUST MONTHS HAVE HAD COOLER MONTHLY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES AND THERE
HAVE BEEN 22 MONTHS OF AUGUST WHERE THE HIGH TEMPERATURE DID NOT
REACH 90 DEGREES. THE COOLEST TEMPERATURE WAS 46 ON THE 25TH. THIS
RANKED AS THE 26TH COOLEST AUGUST TEMPERATURE ON RECORD. THE RECORD
COOLEST AUGUST TEMPERATURE IS 38 SET IN 1965.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.16 INCHES, 0.48 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 61ST DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD. THE YEAR
1969 HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE DRIEST AUGUST WITH JUST 0.42 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION. AUGUST 2017 HAD JUST 6 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION. OVER HALF OF THE MONTHLY RAINFALL FELL ON THE 29TH
WITH 2.06 INCHES BEING RECORDED. THIS WAS ALSO A DAILY RECORD FOR
THE 29TH. WITHOUT THIS RAINFALL ON THE 29TH, THIS AUGUST WOULD HAVE
BEEN THE 4TH DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE. THIS RAINFALL
DID HELP KEEP THE YEAR 2017 TO DATE RANKED FIRST FOR WETTEST YEAR ON
RECORD TO DATE. THROUGH AUGUST 31ST, 2017 RANKS AS THE WETTEST YEAR
ON RECORD WITH 38.28 INCHES. THE SECOND WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD TO
DATE IS 1990 WITH 36.90 INCHES.

$$
LASHLEY



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