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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
948 AM EDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              87   03/21/2012
 LOW              -10   03/01/1967
HIGHEST            76   03/24        MM      MM       74  03/27
LOWEST             14   03/14        MM      MM       18  03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     48.3              48.0     0.3     53.9
AVG. MINIMUM     30.6              28.7     1.9     35.0
MEAN             39.4              38.4     1.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               2.7     0.3        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     17              20.0    -3.0       13
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.10   1913
 MINIMUM         0.48   2001
TOTALS           3.81              2.71    1.10     3.96
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.09    0.03     0.13
DAYS >= .01        14              12.2     1.8       11
DAYS >= .10         6               6.3    -0.3        9
DAYS >= .50         4               1.7     2.3        4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.94   03/30 TO 03/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.5   1964
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            3.0               4.1    -1.1      2.8
SINCE 7/1        18.1              32.5   -14.4     19.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.3    -0.3        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/14                          1
 24 HR TOTAL      1.6   03/13 TO 03/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     784               826     -42      630
 SINCE 7/1       4478              5424    -946     4457
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    46/250    DATE  03/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    61/260    DATE  03/08

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      1
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      4

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

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...SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES WITH ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL IN MARCH...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS CLOSE TO NORMAL AT FORT WAYNE
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHILE PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL.
TEMPERATURES VARIED SIGNIFICANTLY DURING THE MONTH...BUT AFTER A
VERY WARM FEBRUARY...MARCH FELT COLDER THAN NORMAL TO MANY PEOPLE.
THE MONTH BEGAN WITH SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND TEMPERATURES IN THE
60S BUT BY THE 3RD HIGHS WERE ONLY IN THE LOWER 30S AND LOWS WERE IN
THE LOWER 20S ACROSS THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WOULD WARM AGAIN
THOUGH WITH HIGHS BACK IN THE 60S BY THE 5TH. THE REMAINDER OF THE
MONTH WOULD SEE SIMILAR SWINGS FROM WARM TO COLD. THE BIGGEST CHANGE
OCCURRED ON THE 23RD AND 24TH WHEN THE HIGH TEMPERATURE WENT FROM 49
ON THE 23RD TO 76 ON THE 24TH. 2 OF THE FINAL 6 DAYS OF MARCH
CONTAINED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH PRECIPITATION TOTALS REACHING
HIGHER THAN 0.75 INCH OF RAIN EACH DAY.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 39.4 DEGREES...1.0 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 41ST WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD. THERE WAS
3.81 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...1.10 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED
AS THE 28TH WETTEST MARCH ON RECORD. SNOWFALL FOR MARCH WAS 3.0
INCHES...1.1 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 44TH LEAST
SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD.

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