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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
939 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              69   01/25/1950
 LOW              -24   01/12/1918
HIGHEST            42   01/17        MM      MM       45  01/13
LOWEST             -8   01/08        MM      MM      -16  01/28
AVG. MAXIMUM     29.3              32.4    -3.1     26.2
AVG. MINIMUM     14.0              17.4    -3.4      7.8
MEAN             21.6              24.9    -3.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     17              15.3     1.7       21
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              27.4     3.6       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       6               3.4     2.6       10

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.72   1950
 MINIMUM         0.39   1966
TOTALS           2.23              2.26   -0.03     2.59
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.07    0.00     0.08
DAYS >= .01        14              12.6     1.4       17
DAYS >= .10         5               5.4    -0.4        9
DAYS >= .50         1               1.2    -0.2        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.3     0.7        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.07   01/03 TO 01/03

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           30.3   2014
TOTALS           12.7              10.1     2.6     30.3
SINCE 7/1        17.5              20.7    -3.2     41.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                 4      -2        3
DAYS >= 1.0         6               3.1     2.9        9
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   01/15                         12
                        01/14
                        01/13
 24 HR TOTAL      2.5   01/06 TO 01/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1336              1243      93     1478
 SINCE 7/1       3775              3571     204     3934
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/270    DATE  01/09
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/270    DATE  01/09

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             16
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     78

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          5     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       9
LIGHT SNOW               18     SLEET                      4
FOG                      21     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                     11

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

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...FORT WAYNE...

JANUARY

...RELATIVELY QUIET JANUARY WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR
NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

IT WAS A RELATIVELY QUIET JANUARY WITH PERIODS OF COLD AND SNOWY
WEATHER BUT NO STRONG STORM SYSTEMS LIKE LAST YEAR. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS BELOW NORMAL BUT PRECIPITATION WAS NEAR
NORMAL AND SNOWFALL WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL.

THE MONTH BEGAN WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES BUT AN ARCTIC FRONT
MOVED INTO THE AREA AROUND THE 4TH. THIS SENT TEMPERATURES INTO A
NOSE DIVE WITH 9 OUT OF THE NEXT 10 DAYS EXPERIENCING BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND 6 OF THESE DAYS HAD LOW TEMPERATURES AT ZERO OR
COLDER. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION OCCURRED ON 8 DAYS BETWEEN THE 3RD
AND 12TH AND MEASURABLE SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED ON 9 OUT OF 11 DAYS
BETWEEN THE 4TH AND 14TH. THE GREATEST DAILY SNOWFALL OF THE MONTH
FELL ON THE 6TH WITH 2.5 INCHES BEING MEASURED. THE SECOND HALF OF
JANUARY WAS ACTUALLY WARMER THAN NORMAL. EACH DAY FROM THE 16TH TO
THE 25TH HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE NORMAL. PRECIPITATION AND
SNOWFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL DURING THIS STRETCH UNTIL THE 25TH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 21.6 DEGREES...3.3 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 31ST COLDEST JANUARY ON RECORD. THE
WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 42 ON THE 17TH AND THE COLDEST WAS NEGATIVE
8 ON THE 8TH. THERE WERE SIX DAYS WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE OF ZERO OR
COLDER.

PRECIPITATION WAS 2.23 INCHES...0.03 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED
AS THE 47TH WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS
12.7 INCHES...2.6 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 21ST
SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD.
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