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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
728 AM EST MON FEB 1 2016

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 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              69   01/25/1950
 LOW              -24   01/12/1918
HIGHEST            55   01/31        MM      MM       42  01/17
LOWEST              0   01/18        MM      MM       -8  01/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     34.5              32.4     2.1     29.3
AVG. MINIMUM     18.2              17.4     0.8     14.0
MEAN             26.4              24.9     1.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     13              15.3    -2.3       17
DAYS MIN <= 32     29              27.4     1.6       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               3.4    -2.4        6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.72   1950
 MINIMUM         0.39   1966
TOTALS           1.62              2.26   -0.64     2.23
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.07   -0.02     0.07
DAYS >= .01        13              12.6     0.4       14
DAYS >= .10         4               5.4    -1.4        5
DAYS >= .50         0               1.2    -1.2        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.76   01/09 TO 01/10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           30.3   2014
TOTALS            6.9              10.1    -3.2     12.7
SINCE 7/1        11.3              20.7    -9.4     17.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 4      -4        2
DAYS >= 1.0         3               3.1    -0.1        6
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   01/12                          6
 24 HR TOTAL      1.7   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1189              1243     -54     1336
 SINCE 7/1       2876              3571    -695     3775
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/270    DATE  01/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/260    DATE  01/26

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)     76

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               17     SLEET                      0
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      5

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

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...A NEAR NORMAL START TO THE NEW YEAR...

OVERALL IT WAS A NEAR NORMAL JANUARY WITH TEMPERATURES AVERAGING A
DEGREE AND A HALF ABOVE NORMAL WHILE PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL WERE
SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE PERIODS OF COLD WEATHER THANKS TO
RELATIVELY BRIEF SHOTS OF ARCTIC AIR. BETWEEN THESE ARCTIC
INTRUSIONS...RELATIVELY MILD WEATHER COURTESY OF THE ONGOING EL NINO
HELPED BOOST TEMPERATURES ABOVE NORMAL.

THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF JANUARY SAW TEMPERATURES NEAR OR SLIGHTLY
ABOVE NORMAL. THE FIRST ARCTIC INTRUSION OF THE NEW YEAR ON THE 4TH
BROUGHT TEENS FOR LOW TEMPERATURES ALONG WITH A HALF INCH OF
SNOWFALL. THIS COLD AIR DID NOT LAST LONG AND TEMPERATURES QUICKLY
RECOVERED AND ROSE ABOVE NORMAL BY THE 6TH. THIS UP AND DOWN PATTERN
WOULD CONTINUE THROUGH THE MONTH WITH THE COLD AND WARMTH NEARLY
OFFSETTING EACH OTHER. THANKS TO THE LAST BIG WARMUP TO END THE
MONTH...THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ENDED ABOVE NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 26.4 DEGREES...1.5 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 41ST WARMEST JANUARY...TIED WITH 1938 AND
1946. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES OCCURRED ON THE 13TH...A LOW OF 1
ABOVE ZERO...AND ON THE 18TH WITH A LOW OF ZERO. THE WARMEST DAY OF
THE MONTH WAS ACTUALLY THE LAST DAY. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
31ST WAS 55 WHILE THE LOW WAS 36.

PRECIPITATION WAS 1.62 INCHES...0.64 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 38TH DRIEST JANUARY. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON
13 DAYS. SNOWFALL WAS 6.9 INCHES...3.2 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 44TH LEAST SNOWIEST JANUARY...TIED WITH 1981.
MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON 10 DAYS.

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