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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
907 AM EST WED JAN 1 2014

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2013

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             106   06/28/2012
                        06/25/1988
                        07/14/1936
 LOW              -24   01/12/1918
HIGHEST            95   09/11        MM      MM      106
                        09/10
LOWEST             -4   12/12        MM      MM        3
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.3              60.3    -1.0     64.5
AVG. MINIMUM     40.4              40.6    -0.2     43.0
MEAN             49.8              50.5    -0.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      8              13.4    -5.4       42
DAYS MAX <= 32     49              39.4     9.6       19
DAYS MIN <= 32    140             123.2    16.8      119
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               6.5    -5.5        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        54.58   1990
 MINIMUM        24.40   1962
TOTALS          42.21             38.34    3.87    28.58
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.11    0.01     0.08
DAYS >= .01       131             133.9    -2.9      123
DAYS >= .10        73              76.7    -3.7       72
DAYS >= .50        28              24.6     3.4       15
DAYS >= 1.00       10               8.2     1.8        6

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           61.6   1982
TOTALS           39.8              33.5     6.3     30.8
SINCE 7/1        10.9              10.6     0.3      9.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE      80              32.5    47.5       47
DAYS >= 1.0        12              10.0     2.0       12
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        10   03/06                          5

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    6254              6102     152     5100
 SINCE 7/1         MM              2328      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL     856               809      47     1108
 SINCE 1/1        856               809      47     1108
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/260    DATE  11/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    63/260    DATE  06/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           21
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            109
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        132

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               4
HEAVY RAIN               25     RAIN                      42
LIGHT RAIN              116     FREEZING RAIN              4
LT FREEZING RAIN         15     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                3     SNOW                      19
LIGHT SNOW               73     SLEET                      9
FOG                     236     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     22
HAZE                     96

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

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JANUARY

...JANUARY WAS LIKE A WEATHER ROLLER COASTER...

DRAMATIC UPS AND DOWNS IN TEMPERATURES DURING THE MONTH MADE IT FEEL
LIKE A WEATHER ROLLER COASTER. HIGH TEMPERATURES TOPPED OUT IN THE
MIDDLE 60S AND LOW TEMPERATURES BOTTOMED OUT AROUND ZERO DEGREES.
JANUARY ALSO SAW ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION WITH A FEW DAYS OF
MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL. THIS HELPED RAISE WATER LEVELS ON AREA
LAKES AND RIVERS AND EVEN LED TO SOME MODERATE FLOODING ON AREA
RIVERS.

THE ROLLER COASTER RIDE BEGAN WITH TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL AND
RELATIVELY DRY CONDITIONS TO START THE MONTH. A JANUARY THAW
OCCURRED DURING THE SECOND WEEK AS HIGHS CLIMBED INTO THE 50S AND
TOPPED OUT IN THE UPPER 50S ON JANUARY 12TH. THE HIGH ON THIS DAY IN
FORT WAYNE WAS 59. THIS WARM UP WAS ALSO ACCOMPANIED BY OVER TWO
INCHES OF MUCH NEEDED RAINFALL WHICH OCCURRED BETWEEN THE 10TH AND
13TH. HOWEVER...THIS ABUNDANT RAINFALL ON TOP OF THE FROZEN GROUND
LED TO MODERATE FLOODING ON SOME RIVERS. THE WARM RESPITE WAS SHORT
LIVED AS MORE SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES RETURNED ON THE
14TH...FOLLOWED BY A MILD WARM UP ON THE 19TH.

SNOWFALL THROUGH JANUARY 20TH WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL WITH ONLY TWO
TENTHS OF AN INCH BEING RECORDED. THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH WAS A
DIFFERENT STORY AS THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT ARCTIC OUTBREAK OF THE
SEASON BROUGHT TEMPERATURES CRASHING TO THE SINGLE DIGITS BY THE
21ST. THE 22ND WAS THE COLDEST DAY OF THE WINTER SEASON SO FAR WITH
A HIGH OF ONLY 14 AND A LOW OF 3 IN FORT WAYNE.

ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT WARMING TREND BEGAN ON THE 27TH WITH
TEMPERATURES RECOVERING BACK TO A RECORD 64 DEGREES ON THE 29TH.
THIS CRUSHED THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 55 SET IN 1988. A SECOND ARCTIC
RUSH QUICKLY FOLLOWED TO END THE MONTH AS TEMPERATURES PLUMMETED
INTO THE TEENS ON THE 31ST. RAINFALL OF JUST UNDER AN INCH FELL
AHEAD OF THIS ARCTIC COLD FRONT. NEARLY ALL OF THE MONTHLY SNOWFALL
FELL OVER THE LAST WEEK OF JANUARY WITH 2.4 INCHES DURING THIS
PERIOD.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 27.8 DEGREES...2.9 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 35TH WARMEST JANUARY SINCE 1912. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 64 ON JANUARY 30TH. THIS WAS A
RECORD FOR THE DAY AND ALSO THE WARMEST JANUARY TEMPERATURE SINCE
JANUARY 7TH 2008 WHEN THE HIGH WAS A BALMY 66 DEGREES. THIS ALSO
TIED AS THE 5TH WARMEST JANUARY TEMPERATURE SINCE 1912. JANUARY ALSO
HAD TWO DAYS IN THE 60S...THE 29TH AND 30TH. THERE HAVE BEEN 8 OTHER
YEARS SINCE 1912 WITH AT LEAST TWO 60 DEGREE DAYS. THE MOST WAS 4 IN
1950. THE LAST YEAR WITH AT LEAST TWO 60 DEGREE DAYS WAS 2005.

THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 2 ON THE 2ND. THE LAST TIME FORT WAYNE
WAS COLDER THAN THIS WAS ON FEBRUARY 10TH 2011 WHEN THE LOW WAS 13
BELOW ZERO. THIS WAS ALSO THE LAST TIME THE TEMPERATURE WAS BELOW
ZERO.

THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS 3.43 INCHES...1.17 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 18TH WETTEST JANUARY SINCE 1912. THE GREATEST
24 HOUR PRECIPITATION WAS ON THE 12TH AND 13TH WHEN 1.69 INCHES
FELL. THE 1.14 INCHES WHICH FELL ON THE 13TH BROKE A DAILY RECORD
FOR THE DATE AND TIED AS THE 20TH WETTEST JANUARY DAY SINCE 1912. IT
WAS ALSO THE WETTEST JANUARY DAY SINCE 2008 WHEN 1.19 INCHES FELL ON
JANUARY 8TH.

SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS OFFICIALLY 2.6 INCHES...7.5 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 19TH LOWEST JANUARY SNOWFALL TOTAL SINCE
1912.


FEBRUARY

...BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES...PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL AT FORT
WAYNE...

AFTER A JANUARY WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION...FEBRUARY SAW
PRECIPITATION DROP BACK BELOW NORMAL ALONG WITH BELOW NORMAL
SNOWFALL. TEMPERATURES WERE SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL AS WELL.

THE WEATHER PATTERN DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY WAS MORE TYPICAL OF
WINTER ACROSS MUCH OF THE UNITED STATES. SEVERAL STRONG WINTER
STORMS IMPACTED THE COUNTRY STARTING WITH A CRIPPLING BLIZZARD AND
HEAVY SNOW OVER THE ATLANTIC SEABOARD AND ENDING WITH TWO POTENT
HEAVY SNOW PRODUCING BLIZZARDS OVER THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES. OUR
LOCAL AREA WAS LEFT IN THE MIDDLE WITH A COMBINATION OF RESIDUAL
SNOWFALL FROM THE MIDWEST STORMS AND SEVERAL WEAKER CLIPPER SYSTEMS
WHICH BROUGHT RAIN AND SNOW TO THE REGION DURING THE MONTH.

WHILE TEMPERATURES OVER THE MONTH AVERAGED SLIGHTLY BELOW
NORMAL...THERE WERE BRIEF PERIODS OF BITTER COLD AIR AS WELL AS VERY
MILD AIR. ON ONE OCCASION...THE EXCHANGE BETWEEN A COLDER REGIME AND
WARMER REGIME HAPPENED IN JUST ONE DAY. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON
FEBRUARY 17TH WAS 28 DEGREES AFTER A MORNING LOW OF 11. THE
VERY NEXT DAY SAW A MILD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 52 DEGREES WITH LIGHT
WINDS AND AMPLE SUNSHINE WHICH MADE IT FELL MUCH WARMER.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 27.0 DEGREES...1.0 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 52 ON THE 18TH WHILE THE
COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 5 DEGREES ON THE FIRST.

PRECIPITATION FOR FEBRUARY WAS 1.48 INCHES...0.40 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 53RD DRIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD. THE
GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION WAS ON THE 26TH WITH 0.86 INCHES
RECORDED. THERE WERE 10 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION.

SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS 5.9 INCHES...1.4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS RANKS AS THE 53RD LEAST SNOWIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD.


MARCH

...WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES...

MARCH 2013 WAS A COLD MONTH WITH ABOVE NORMAL SNOWFALL AND BELOW
NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THIS WAS A DRASTIC DIFFERENCE FROM MARCH 2012
WHICH SAW NUMEROUS RECORDS FOR WARMTH BROKEN...INCLUDING RECORD HIGH
TEMPERATURES ON NINE CONSECUTIVE DAYS AND TEN CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH
HIGH TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 70. MARCH 2013 HAD JUST A SINGLE DAY
WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 60 DEGREES...AND THAT WAS ON THE LAST DAY
OF THE MONTH. THERE WERE ONLY 3 DAYS WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
ABOVE NORMAL AND A STREAK OF 15 STRAIGHT DAYS WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE BELOW NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE THIS MARCH WAS 33.1...5.3 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 18TH COLDEST MARCH ON RECORD. IN
CONTRAST...MARCH 2012 WAS THE WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD WITH A MONTHLY
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 52.6 DEGREES. THIS DIFFERENCE OF 19.5 DEGREES
BETWEEN MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN MARCH 2012 VS 2013 IS THE
GREATEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANY MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE
SAME MONTH IN CONSECUTIVE YEARS.

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE THIS MONTH WAS 60 ON THE 31ST AND THE
COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 11 ON THE 21ST. IN MARCH 2012...THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE WAS A RECORD 87 DEGREES.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 2.34 INCHES...0.37 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 36TH DRIEST MARCH SINCE 1912.
IRONICALLY...MORE PRECIPITATION FELL IN MARCH 2012...2.90 INCHES...
WHEN IT WAS WARMER AND CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE MORE PLEASANT
COMPARED TO THIS MARCH. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION THIS MONTH WAS
RECORDED ON 13 DAYS WHILE A TRACE OR MORE WAS RECORDED ON 20 DAYS.
DESPITE NEARLY 70 PERCENT OF THE DAYS HAVING SOME FORM OF
PRECIPITATION...ONLY 6 DAYS HAD A TENTH OR MORE. THE HIGHEST DAILY
PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS 0.88 INCHES ON THE 5TH.

EVEN THOUGH PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL...SNOWFALL WAS WELL ABOVE
NORMAL THIS MONTH. A TOTAL OF 18.1 INCHES WAS RECORDED...14.0 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 3RD SNOWIEST MARCH SINCE 1912. UP
UNTIL THIS MONTH...THE TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE SEASON WAS 20.4
INCHES...8 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. SO WHILE THE OFFICIAL SNOWFALL FOR
THE 3 WINTER MONTHS WAS BELOW NORMAL...SNOWFALL FOR THE ENTIRE
WINTER SEASON WILL BE ABOVE NORMAL.

APRIL

...VERY WET MONTH WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES...

APRIL 2013 WAS A COLD MONTH WITH MUCH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND
BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL ACROSS THE AREA. AFTER A SNOWY MARCH...APRIL
WAS CHARACTERIZED BY MORE TYPICAL SPRING-LIKE WEATHER SYSTEMS
THAT CAUSED DRASTIC SWINGS IN TEMPERATURES AND SEVERAL ROUNDS OF
HEAVY RAINFALL. THIS HEAVY RAINFALL LED TO WIDESPREAD FLOODING OF
RIVERS AND LOW LYING AREAS DURING THE LAST HALF OF THE MONTH AND
ERADICATED ANY REMAINING ABNORMALLY DRY AREAS ON THE US DROUGHT
MONITOR.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 48.2 DEGREES...1.8
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 41ST COLDEST APRIL ON
RECORD SINCE 1913. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE THIS MONTH WAS 81 ON THE
9TH AND THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 20 ON THE 2ND AND 3RD.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.10 INCHES...3.58 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 3RD WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD...JUST 0.09
INCHES SHORT OF THE RECORD SET IN 1944! THIS WAS ALSO THE MOST
PRECIPITATION SEEN IN ANY MONTH AT FORT WAYNE SINCE MAY 2011 WHEN
10.17 INCHES WAS RECORDED. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION THIS MONTH WAS
RECORDED ON 12 DAYS WHILE A TRACE OR MORE WAS RECORDED ON 19 DAYS.
AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION OR MORE WAS RECORDED ON 2 DAYS THIS MONTH
WITH THE HIGHEST DAILY PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 2.97 INCHES ON THE
18TH-19TH.

ONLY A TRACE OF SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED AT FORT WAYNE FOR THE MONTH OF
APRIL. THIS WAS 1.0 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. A TRACE OF SNOWFALL WAS
ACTUALLY RECORDED ON 4 DAYS.


MAY

...A DRY BEGINNING BUT A WET ENDING TO MAY...

MAY BEGAN WARM AND VERY DRY AFTER A COOL AND WET APRIL. JUST A
LITTLE OVER A QUARTER OF AN INCH OF RAIN FELL BETWEEN THE FIRST AND
THE 21ST OF MAY...BUT OVER TWO AND A HALF INCHES OF RAIN FELL
BETWEEN THE 22ND AND 31ST. A DAILY RECORD RAINFALL OCCURRED ON THE
27TH WHEN 1.72 INCHES OF RAIN FELL AT THE AIRPORT. THIS BROKE THE
OLD RECORD OF 1.16 INCHES FROM 1985.

A SERIES OF THUNDERSTORMS COMPLEXES BROUGHT MAJOR FLASH FLOODING TO
THE REGION ON THE NIGHT OF THE 31ST INTO THE MORNING OF THE FIRST.
ALTHOUGH THE AIRPORT ONLY RECEIVED JUST OVER A HALF INCH BEFORE
MIDNIGHT AND AGAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT ON JUNE 1ST...MANY AREAS OF FORT
WAYNE FROM POINTS DOWNTOWN AND NORTH RECEIVED OVER FIVE INCHES OF
RAINFALL IN A FEW HOURS.

HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE 70 DEGREES DURING THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF
THE MONTH AND HIGHS WERE AT OR ABOVE 70 ON 24 DAYS DURING THE MONTH.
DESPITE BEING A RELATIVELY WARM MONTH...THERE WAS A LARGE CONTRAST
IN TEMPERATURES. THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 88 ON THE
20TH...21ST AND 30TH...WHILE THE COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS JUST
52 DEGREES ON THE 12TH. THE COOLEST TEMPERATURE WAS A LOW OF 36 ON
THE 12TH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR MAY WAS 64.5 DEGREES...4.1
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE T-14TH WARMEST MAY ON
RECORD. PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 2.94 INCHES...1.33 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 41ST DRIEST MAY ON RECORD.

JUNE

...A WET MONTH WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES...

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES! AT THIS TIME IN JUNE 2012...THE AREA
WAS SUFFERING FROM AN EXTENSIVE DROUGHT WITH A HEAT WAVE THAT SAW
TEMPERATURES HIT THE TRIPLE DIGIT MARK. THIS JUNE STARTED WITH
COOLER TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL AND ENDED WITH A WEEK
OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SEVERE WEATHER
AND HEAVY RAINFALL.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR JUNE WAS 70.4 DEGREES...0.3
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 57TH COLDEST JUNE ON RECORD
SINCE 1913. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE THIS MONTH WAS 90 ON THE 22ND.
THIS MARKED THE FIRST 90 DEGREE DAY AT FORT WAYNE IN 2013. THIS
MARKED A NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE FROM JUNE 2012 WHICH SAW 12 90+
DEGREE DAYS! THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 47 ON THE 3RD AND 4TH.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 5.91 INCHES...1.75 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 8TH WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD...2.64 INCHES
SHORT OF THE RECORD SET IN 2000. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION THIS MONTH
WAS RECORDED ON 15 DAYS WHILE A TRACE OR MORE WAS RECORDED ON 18
DAYS. AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION OR MORE WAS RECORDED ON 2 DAYS THIS
MONTH WITH THE HIGHEST DAILY PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 1.28 INCHES ON
THE 12TH.


JULY

...A RELATIVELY COOL JULY WITH BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL AT FORT WAYNE...

THE MONTH OF JULY BEGAN AND ENDED WITH A STRING OF BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES...WITH THE STRING AT THE END OF THE MONTH BEING A
RECORD. THERE WAS A BRIEF HEAT WAVE WITH HIGH HUMIDITY IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE MONTH. HIGH TEMPERATURES REACHED THE LOWER 90S DURING THIS
STRETCH WHILE LOW TEMPERATURES REMAINED IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 70S.

THE FIRST FOUR DAYS OF JULY EXPERIENCED BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES WHILE 6 OF THE FIRST 7 DAYS WERE AT OR BELOW NORMAL.
JULY ENDED WITH THE LAST NINE STRAIGHT DAYS BEING BELOW NORMAL WITH
HIGH TEMPERATURES BELOW 80 DEGREES ON THE LAST 8 DAYS. THIS TIED THE
JULY RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES
BELOW 80 DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 8 ENDING ON JULY 30 2004
AND JULY 8 1924. THERE WERE A TOTAL OF 17 DAYS THIS MONTH WITH
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL. A RECORD LOW HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS
SET ON THE 28TH WHEN THE HIGH ONLY REACHED 69 DEGREES. THIS BROKE
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 71 SET IN 1969 AND 1925.

THE HEAT WAVE BEGAN AROUND JULY 14TH AND ENDED AROUND THE 19TH.
THERE WERE 4 DAYS OF TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 90 WITH THE HOTTEST
TEMPERATURE OF 92 OCCURRING ON THE 16TH AND 18TH. IT WAS ALSO A VERY
MUGGY PERIOD AS DEW POINTS WERE GENERALLY IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE
70S. THIS ALLOWED HEAT INDICES TO CLIMB INTO THE UPPER 90S AND LOWER
100S.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AT FORT WAYNE WAS 72.2 WHICH WAS 1.4
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 27TH COOLEST JULY ON
RECORD. THE ONE WEEK OF HEAT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH HELPED RAISE
THE OVERALL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE. JULY 2009 WAS THE COOLEST JULY ON
RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 68.9 DEGREES.

JULY PRECIPITATION WAS 3.68 INCHES...0.56 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 63RD DRIEST JULY ON RECORD. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION
FELL ON 11 DAYS WITH 7 DAYS SEEING A TENTH OF AN INCH OR GREATER...2
DAYS WITH A HALF INCH OR GREATER...AND 1 DAY WITH AN INCH OR MORE.
THE GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION FELL ON JULY 10TH WHEN 1.25
INCHES WAS RECORDED. WHILE JULY PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL...THE
RAINFALL WAS GENERALLY SPACED OUT OVER THE MONTH. THE GREATEST
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH NO MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION WAS 9 DAYS BETWEEN
JULY 11TH AND JULY 19TH. THE MONTH BEGAN WITH AT LEAST A TRACE OF
RAINFALL ON EACH DAY BETWEEN THE FIRST AND 10TH.

AUGUST

...RELATIVELY COOL AND WET IN AUGUST AT FORT WAYNE...

ALTHOUGH AUGUST ENDED WITH A STRETCH OF WARMER WEATHER...THE MONTH
AS A WHOLE WAS CHARACTERIZED BY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AT FORT
WAYNE. THE FIRST 24 DAYS OF THE MONTH ONLY HAD 4 DAYS WITH A HIGH
TEMPERATURE ABOVE 82 DEGREES. THE TEMPERATURE DID NOT REACH 90
DEGREES ON ANY OF THE FIRST 24 DAYS...AND 11 OF THESE DAYS HAD HIGH
TEMPERATURES THAT DID NOT REACH 80 DEGREES. THE COOLEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 72 DEGREES ON THE 13TH AND 14TH.

THE LAST 7 DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE MUCH WARMER AT FORT WAYNE...WITH
THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHING 82 DEGREES EVERY DAY DURING THIS
STRETCH...AND AT LEAST 85 DEGREES 6 OUT OF THE 7 DAYS. THERE WERE NO
90 DEGREE DAYS IN AUGUST AT FORT WAYNE...BECOMING THE 1ST AUGUST
WITHOUT REACHING 90 DEGREES SINCE 2004...AND ONLY THE 6TH SUCH
AUGUST IN THE LAST 30 YEARS.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST AT FORT WAYNE WAS 70.8
DEGREES...WHICH IS 0.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS TIES WITH 1989 AS
THE 34TH COOLEST AUGUST ON RECORD SINCE 1913. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 89 ON THE 27TH...AND THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 48 ON THE 14TH AND 15TH.

5.08 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL AT SOUTH BEND IN AUGUST...WHICH IS
1.44 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE 11TH WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD
SINCE 1913. ALTHOUGH THE MONTH AS A WHOLE WAS WET...OVER HALF OF THE
TOTAL MONTHLY RAINFALL FELL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD ON THE 2ND AND 80
PERCENT OF THE TOTAL RAINFALL FELL ON THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF THE
MONTH. JUST 0.99 INCHES FELL AFTER AUGUST 3RD. MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION FELL ON ONLY 7 DAYS...WITH THE HIGHEST 24 HOUR
RAINFALL TOTAL OF 3.75 INCHES ON THE 2ND AND 3RD. THE 3.59 INCHES OF
RAIN THAT FELL ON THE SECOND SET A NEW DAILY RAINFALL
RECORD...BEATING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 1.71 INCHES IN 1921. IT WAS
ALSO THE 9TH WETTEST CALENDAR DAY ON RECORD AND THE 4TH WETTEST
AUGUST CALENDAR DAY ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE.



SEPTEMBER

...NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES WITH BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

SEPTEMBER ENDED WITH TEMPERATURES NEAR NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION
BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE 13 DAYS WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
JUST TWO DAYS WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF MORE THAN 9 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL...SEPTEMBER 13TH AND 14TH. IRONICALLY THESE TWO COLDEST
DAYS FOLLOWED THE THREE WARMEST DAYS OF THE MONTH...SEPTEMBER 9TH
THROUGH THE 11TH. THIS PERIOD HELPED BOOST THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE TO JUST ABOVE NORMAL. DURING THIS STRETCH...HIGH
TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE 90S EACH DAY.

SEPTEMBER 10TH WAS THE WARMEST DAY OF THE MONTH AND YEAR WITH A HIGH
OF 95 AND A LOW OF 73...MAKING THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 17 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN 9 PREVIOUS YEARS IN WHICH THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR OCCURRED IN SEPTEMBER. THE LAST TIME
WAS IN 2008. SEPTEMBER 10TH IS THE FOURTH LATEST DAY FOR THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR. SEPTEMBER 15TH 1927 AND 1939 ARE THE LATEST
DATES FOR THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR. THE HIGH WAS 99 IN
1939 AND 95 IN 1927.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 64.8...0.5 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIES 2009 FOR THE 56TH COOLEST SEPTEMBER ON
RECORD DATING BACK TO 1912. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS
77.1...1.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS
52.5...JUST 0.1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE 3 DAYS WITH HIGHS
AT OR ABOVE 90. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 37 WHICH
OCCURRED ON SEPTEMBER 14TH.

PRECIPITATION WAS JUST 1.89 INCHES...0.91 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. MORE
THAN HALF OF THIS PRECIPITATION...1.24 INCHES...FELL IN THE 24 HOUR
PERIOD ON THE 19TH AND 20TH. SEPTEMBER 2013 RANKED AS THE 34TH
DRIEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD.


OCTOBER

...A WET END TO AN OTHERWISE QUIET OCTOBER...

OCTOBER 2013 HAD A VERY WARM START AT FORT WAYNE...WITH THE 4 OF THE
FIRST 5 DAYS OF THE MONTH HAVING AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 13
DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE NORMAL. AFTER NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH
THE MIDDLE PART OF THE MONTH...A PATTERN SHIFT BROUGHT WELL BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES TO THE REGION BEGINNING ON THE 22ND. THIS HELPED
BRING MIXED PRECIPITATION OVER A FOUR DAY PERIOD...WITH SOME AREAS
SOUTH OF FORT WAYNE RECEIVING THEIR FIRST ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL OF
THE SEASON.

AN INTERESTING STATISTIC FROM THIS WILD SWING IN TEMPERATURES: THERE
WERE ONLY 10 DAYS BETWEEN 80 DEGREE TEMPERATURES AND FREEZING
TEMPERATURES. THE LAST 80 DEGREE DAY OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE
12TH...AND THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON OCCURRED ON THE 22ND. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 85 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON
THE 4TH...AND THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 28 WHICH
OCCURRED ON THE 25TH. OVERALL...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH OF OCTOBER ENDED UP NEAR NORMAL AT FORT WAYNE. THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 53.1 DEGREES...WHICH IS 0.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS TIES AS 51ST WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD SINCE 1912.

THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WAS DRY AT FORT WAYNE...WITH ONLY 1.93 INCHES
OF RAINFALL OVER THE FIRST 30 DAYS OF THE MONTH. HOWEVER...A STRONG
FALL STORM TRACKED TOWARD THE GREAT LAKES REGION OVER THE LAST TWO
DAYS OF THE MONTH...BRINGING OVER AN INCH OF RAINFALL ON HALLOWEEN.
THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.66 INCHES...WHICH IS 0.82
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 21ST WETTEST OCTOBER ON
RECORD SINCE 1912. MEASURABLE RAINFALL FELL ON 12 DAYS DURING
OCTOBER...WITH THE GREATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL BEING 1.74 INCHES
WHICH FELL ON THE 30TH AND 31ST.


NOVEMBER


...A RELATIVELY COLD AND DRY NOVEMBER...

OVERALL NOVEMBER WAS COLDER THAN NORMAL WITH BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL. THIS WAS IN CONTRAST TO PARTS OF
NORTHWEST INDIANA WHICH SAW SNOWFALL TOTALS WELL ABOVE NORMAL DUE TO
LAKE EFFECT SNOW. HALF OF THE SNOW IN FORT WAYNE FELL ON THE 11TH
WITH 0.5 INCHES MEASURED. THE OTHER HALF INCH WAS SPREAD OVER THE
23RD...25TH AND 27TH.

THE MONTH WAS CHARACTERIZED BY SEVERAL LARGE SWINGS IN TEMPERATURES
AS TWO STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONTS BROUGHT VERY COLD TEMPERATURES INTO
THE REGION. SANDWICHED BETWEEN THESE ARCTIC INTRUSIONS WAS A BRIEF
BUT SIGNIFICANT WARMUP WHICH LED TO A RECORD SETTING SEVERE WEATHER
AND TORNADO OUTBREAK ACROSS INDIANA. FOLLOWING THE FIRST BRIEF
ARCTIC PLUNGE ON THE 11TH THROUGH 13TH...TEMPERATURES WARMED QUICKLY
WITH HIGHS BACK INTO THE 60S BY THE 17TH. THIS WAS THE WARMEST DAY
OF THE MONTH WITH THE HIGH REACHING 65 AT FORT WAYNE AHEAD OF THE
SECOND ARCTIC COLD FRONT. THIS FRONT WAS ASSOCIATED WITH A
PRELIMINARY COUNT OF 28 TORNADOES ACROSS INDIANA...BREAKING THE
RECORD FOR MOST TORNADOES IN A SINGLE DAY IN NOVEMBER AND BEING THE
THIRD MOST TORNADOES FOR ANY DAY OF THE YEAR IN INDIANA. THE CLOSEST
TORNADO TO FORT WAYNE WAS AN EF1 TORNADO IN NORTHEAST VAN WERT
COUNTY.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 38.1...3.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS RANKS AS THE 21ST COOLEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD DATING BACK TO 1912.
THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 65 ON THE 17TH AND THE COLDEST WAS 14 ON
THE 24TH. THERE WERE 3 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES REMAINING AT OR BELOW
32 DEGREES. THIS TIED FOR 26TH PLACE FOR NUMBER OF NOVEMBER DAYS WITH
HIGH TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING.

PRECIPITATION FOR NOVEMBER WAS 1.46 INCHES...1.63 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 20TH DRIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD. THE
OFFICIAL SNOWFALL WAS 1.0 INCHES...0.8 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 44TH LEAST SNOWIEST NOVEMBER.


DECEMBER

...A COLD MONTH WITH NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

DECEMBER WAS ANOTHER COLD MONTH WITH NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THE
MONTH ACTUALLY BEGAN RELATIVELY MILD WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE
40S AND 50S FOR THE FIRST 5 DAYS. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE
MONTH WAS 59 ON BOTH THE 4TH AND 5TH. THIS OCCURRED AHEAD OF A
STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONT WHICH HELPED ESTABLISH THE VERY COLD AIR
FOR MUCH OF THE REMAINDER OF DECEMBER. AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURES
BETWEEN THE 6TH AND 18TH WERE ALL BELOW NORMAL AND 6 OF THESE DAYS
HAD TEMPERATURES AT LEAST 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. TEMPERATURES DID
MODERATE BRIEFLY FROM THE 19TH TO THE 22ND BUT THIS PERIOD ALSO
EXPERIENCED MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WHICH RESULTED IN MODERATE
FLOODING ACROSS THE LOCAL AREA. OVER HALF OF THE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION FELL DURING THIS PERIOD...WITH 1.56 INCHES OCCURRING
ON THE 21ST...BREAKING A RECORD FOR PRECIPITATION ON THIS DATE.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR DECEMBER WAS 27.4 DEGREES...1.7 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 37TH COLDEST DECEMBER ON RECORD.
THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS -4 DEGREES ON THE 12TH.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 2.86 INCHES...0.09 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 36TH WETTEST DECEMBER ON RECORD. SNOWFALL
FOR DECEMBER WAS 9.9 INCHES WHICH WAS 1.4 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THE
GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL OCCURED ON DECEMBER 14 WHEN 4.6 INCHES FELL.






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