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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
721 AM EDT WED NOV 1 2017

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 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              91   10/03/1898
 LOW               19   10/31/1988
HIGHEST            84   10/03        MM      MM       86  10/07
LOWEST             29   10/26        MM      MM       34  10/25
AVG. MAXIMUM     67.1              63.4     3.7     67.7
AVG. MINIMUM     46.4              41.8     4.6     47.7
MEAN             56.8              52.6     4.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      4               4.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.26   1954
 MINIMUM         0.14   1964
TOTALS           2.24              2.84   -0.60     3.65
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.09   -0.02     0.12
DAYS >= .01        13               9.7     3.3       10
DAYS >= .10         7               5.8     1.2        7
DAYS >= .50         2               1.8     0.2        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.54   10/11 TO 10/11

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            8.0   1989
TOTALS              T               0.3    -0.3      0.0
SINCE 7/1           T               0.3    -0.3      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0
 24 HR TOTAL        TR  10/27 TO 10/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     277               393    -116      249
 SINCE 7/1        372               509    -137      276
COOLING TOTAL      31                 9      22       31
 SINCE 1/1        836               809      27     1100
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/270    DATE  10/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/270    DATE  10/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               17     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      1
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1

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

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...WARM TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR OCTOBER...

OCTOBER BEGAN WARM BUT QUICKLY TURNED COOL DURING THE LAST WEEK OF
THE MONTH. THE FIRST THREE WEEKS WERE VERY WARM WITH HIGH
TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S, 70S AND 80S BUT THE LAST 8 DAYS WERE VERY
COOL WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES ONLY IN THE 40S AND 50S. WHILE PARTS OF
NORTHWEST INDIANA SAW NEAR RECORD RAINFALL IN OCTOBER, THE FORT
WAYNE AREA WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH.

THROUGH THE FIRST 23 DAYS OF THE MONTH, TEMPERATURES WERE AT OR
ABOVE NORMAL ON ALL BUT ONE DAY. EACH DAY FROM THE 24TH THROUGH THE
31ST WAS BELOW NORMAL WITH TWO DAYS AT LEAST 10 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THE FIRST WIDESPREAD FROST AND FREEZE OCCURRED DURING THIS
LAST WEEK OF OCTOBER, WHICH WAS LATER THAN NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 56.8 DEGREES, 4.2 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 18TH WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. THE
WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 84 ON THE 4TH AND THE COLDEST WAS 29 ON THE
26TH. THERE WERE 4 MORNINGS WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE AT OR BELOW 32
DEGREES.

MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALED 2.24 INCHES, 0.60 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 55TH DRIEST OCTOBER ON RECORD.

THERE WAS A TRACE OF SNOWFALL RECORDED ON THE 27TH. NORMAL OCTOBER
SNOWFALL IS 0.3 INCHES.

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