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CLAFWA

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1120 AM EST THU JAN 1 2015

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1912 TO 2014

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            93   06/17        MM      MM       95
LOWEST            -16   02/11        MM      MM       -4
                        01/28
AVG. MAXIMUM     57.2              60.3    -3.1     59.3
AVG. MINIMUM     37.8              40.6    -2.8     40.4
MEAN             47.5              50.5    -3.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      3              13.4   -10.4        8
DAYS MAX <= 32     63              39.4    23.6       49
DAYS MIN <= 32    134             123.2    10.8      140
DAYS MIN <= 0      21               6.5    14.5        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        54.58   1990
 MINIMUM        24.40   1962
TOTALS          42.84             38.34    4.50    42.21
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.11    0.01     0.12
DAYS >= .01       136             133.9     2.1      131
DAYS >= .10        79              76.7     2.3       73
DAYS >= .50        23              24.6    -1.6       28
DAYS >= 1.00       12               8.2     3.8       10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           61.6   1982
TOTALS           68.6R             33.5    35.1     39.8
SINCE 7/1         4.8              10.6    -5.8     10.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE      87              32.5    54.5       80
DAYS >= 1.0        21              10.0    11.0       12
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        12   01/06                         10

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    6948              6102     846     6254
 SINCE 7/1         MM              2328      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL     731               809     -78      856
 SINCE 1/1        731               809     -78      856
..............................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    47/250    DATE  11/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    63/300    DATE  05/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           45
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            154
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        166

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               7
HEAVY RAIN               37     RAIN                      53
LIGHT RAIN              135     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN         11     HAIL                       5
HEAVY SNOW                7     SNOW                      26
LIGHT SNOW               82     SLEET                     12
FOG                     218     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     26
HAZE                    108

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

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OVERALL 2014 WAS A COLD AND WET WITH RECORD SNOWFALL IN THE FORT
WAYNE AREA. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR WAS 47.5 WHICH WAS
3.0 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 2ND COLDEST YEAR ON
RECORD. THE COLDEST YEAR EVER RECORDED WAS 1917 WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 46.5 DEGREES. THERE WAS 42.84 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION...4.50 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 10TH
WETTEST YEAR. SNOWFALL FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR WAS 68.6 INCHES...35.1
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE SNOWIEST CALENDAR YEAR ON
RECORD...EXCEEDING THE PREVIOUS RECORD BY 7 INCHES...WHICH WAS SET
IN 1982.  THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPRESSIVE CONSIDERING DECEMBER ONLY
ACCOUNTED FOR 0.6 INCHES OF SNOW.

BELOW IS A REVIEW OF THE 2014 WEATHER FROM A COMPILATION OF THE
MONTHLY SUMMARIES.


JANUARY

...EXTREMELY COLD WITH RECORD SNOW IN JANUARY AT FORT WAYNE...

THE HARSH WINTER OF 2013 CONTINUED INTO JANUARY WITH VERY COLD
TEMPERATURES...DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS AND A LOT OF SNOW. JANUARY
BEGAN COLD WITH THE 2ND AND 3RD HAVING AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ABOUT 20
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS TO 10
BELOW ZERO. THIS WAS JUST A TEASE OF WHAT WAS ABOUT TO COME A FEW
DAYS LATER. ONE OF THE COLDEST OUTBREAKS IN RECENT MEMORY ARRIVED ON
THE 6TH IN THE WAKE OF ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE SNOWFALLS. A STRONG
STORM SYSTEM MOVED THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY AND DROPPED BETWEEN 10
AND 18 INCHES OF SNOW ON MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS NORTHERN INDIANA AND
NORTHWEST OHIO. THIS STORM WAS ACCOMPANIED BY WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH
WHICH CREATED BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN
SOME AREAS. AS THE TEMPERATURE FELL BELOW ZERO ON THE 6TH...WIND
CHILLS PLUMMETED TO AROUND 40 BELOW ZERO. LOW TEMPERATURES DROPPED
BELOW ZERO FOR 2 CONSECUTIVE NIGHTS BETWEEN THE 6TH AND 7TH. A BRIEF
WARMUP OCCURRED BETWEEN THE 10TH AND 14TH AS TEMPERATURES WARMED
INTO THE 40S. MORE SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES FOLLOWED THROUGH THE 20TH
BEFORE YET ANOTHER PLUNGE OF VERY COLD ARCTIC AIR MADE ITS WAY BACK
TO THE REGION. THIS SYSTEM WAS ACCOMPANIED BY SNOW AND VERY STRONG
WINDS AS WELL. LOW TEMPERATURES DROPPED BELOW ZERO FROM THE 21ST
THROUGH THE 24TH THEN FELL TO 16 BELOW ZERO ON THE 28TH. WIND CHILLS
ONCE AGAIN DROPPED TO NEAR 35 BELOW ZERO DURING THIS COLD PERIOD.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 17.0 DEGREES...7.9 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 10TH COLDEST JANUARY ON RECORD. THERE
WERE 10 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES DROPPING BELOW ZERO. THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 45 ON THE 13TH AND THE COLDEST WAS 16 BELOW ZERO ON
THE 28TH. THE COLDEST DAY OF THE MONTH WAS JANUARY 28TH WITH A HIGH
OF 3 AND A LOW OF 16 BELOW FOR AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 6 BELOW
ZERO...31 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 2.59 INCHES...0.33 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS ONLY RANKED AS THE 31ST WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD.
HOWEVER...IT WAS A VERY SNOWY MONTH. A RECORD TOTAL OF 30.3 INCHES
OF SNOW WAS RECORDED...19.3 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS NOT ONLY
RANKED AS THE SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD...BUT IS ALSO THE SNOWIEST
OF ANY MONTH ON RECORD. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL TOTAL WAS ON
THE 5TH WHEN 9.5 INCHES OF SNOW FELL. THE GREATEST SNOW DEPTH OF THE
MONTH WAS 12 ON THE MORNING OF THE 6TH. THE VERY COLD AIR IS THE
REASON THAT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WERE SO HIGH DESPITE ONLY 2.59 INCHES
OF PRECIPITATION BEING MEASURED.


FEBRUARY

...ANOTHER VERY COLD MONTH WITH NEAR RECORD SNOWFALL...

FEBRUARY CONTINUED A STREAK OF MONTHS WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES
IN THE FORT WAYNE AREA ALONG WITH NEAR RECORD SNOWFALL. THIS WAS THE
FOURTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES...AND IT WAS
ALSO THE COLDEST MONTH OF THE WINTER SEASON. IT WAS ALSO ANOTHER
VERY SNOWY MONTH WITH NEARLY 20 INCHES FALLING AT THE AIRPORT.

THE OVERALL WINTER WEATHER PATTERN THAT HAS KEPT THE CENTRAL UNITED
STATES VERY COLD CONTINUED INTO FEBRUARY. THERE WAS A BRIEF
BREAKDOWN DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH AND THIS ALLOWED
TEMPERATURES TO BRIEFLY WARM ABOVE NORMAL. HOWEVER...THIS REPRIEVE
FROM THE DEEP FREEZE WAS SHORT LIVED AS VERY COLD AIR RETURNED FOR
THE END OF THE MONTH.

THERE WERE ONLY 6 DAYS IN FEBRUARY WITH A DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
ABOVE NORMAL...AND 5 OF THESE DAYS OCCURRED IN A ROW BETWEEN THE
18TH AND 22ND. THE ONLY OTHER ABOVE NORMAL DAY WAS THE FIRST. THE
WARMEST DAY OCCURRED ON THE 20TH WITH A HIGH OF 49...A LOW OF
28...AND AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 39. THIS WAS JUST 9 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. MORE THAN HALF OF THE DAYS IN FEBRUARY...16...SAW AN AVERAGE
DAILY TEMPERATURE TEN DEGREES OR MORE BELOW NORMAL. FEBRUARY 11TH
WAS THE COLDEST DAY OF THE MONTH WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THAT
WAS 29 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE IN FEBRUARY
ALSO OCCURRED ON THIS MORNING WITH 16 BELOW ZERO RECORDED.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS JUST 17.6 DEGREES...10.7 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 5TH COLDEST FEBRUARY SINCE 1912.
FEBRUARY 1978 WAS THE COLDEST FEBRUARY WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
OF 11.8 DEGREES. THERE WERE 8 DAYS WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE BELOW
ZERO. FEBRUARY 1978 HOLDS THE RECORD OF 18 DAYS WITH A LOW
TEMPERATURE OF ZERO OR COLDER.

PRECIPITATION FOR FEBRUARY WAS 3.49 INCHES...1.45 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 13TH WETTEST FEBRUARY SINCE 1912.
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON 10 DAYS WITH THE GREATEST 24 HOUR
PRECIPITATION BEING 1.14 INCHES ON THE FIRST.

SNOWFALL FOR FEBRUARY WAS 19.2 INCHES...11.5 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE THIRD SNOWIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD AND THE
SNOWIEST FEBRUARY SINCE 1908. MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON 12 DAYS
DURING THE MONTH AND THE GREATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL WAS 6.2 INCHES ON
THE 5TH. THERE WAS AT LEAST ONE INCH OF SNOW ON THE GROUND EVERY DAY
IN FEBRUARY. THIS HAS ONLY HAPPENED IN 5 OTHER YEARS SINCE 1912.
THOSE YEARS WERE 1914...1982...1978...1979 AND 2007.


MARCH

...A COLD AND SNOWY START TO SPRING...

MARCH WAS ANOTHER VERY COLD MONTH ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES REGION
DESPITE THE BEGINNING OF SPRING ON THE CALENDAR. IT WAS ALSO A VERY
SNOWY MONTH FOR PARTS OF NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL INDIANA AS MANY
LOCATIONS RECEIVED OVER 10 INCHES OF SNOW. THE PERSISTENT RIDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN CONTINUED THROUGH THE
MONTH AND IN TURN ALLOWED THE JET STREAM TO DIVE SOUTH OUT OF THE
ARCTIC REGION AND INTO THE GREAT LAKES AS IT HAS DONE MOST OF THE
WINTER. SEVERAL COLD FRONTS WITH ARCTIC ORIGIN BROUGHT VERY COLD AIR
SOUTH WHICH KEPT TEMPERATURES WELL BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. THERE
WERE ALSO SEVERAL SYSTEMS THAT DEVELOPED IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND
TRACKED THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY. MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH THESE
SYSTEMS MOVED NORTH AND INTERACTED WITH THE COLD AIR...LEADING TO
SEVERAL DAYS OF SNOWFALL OVER NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST INDIANA.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AT FORT WAYNE WAS 30.3 DEGREES...8.1
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 6TH COLDEST MARCH ON RECORD
SINCE 1912. THIS WAS ALSO THE COLDEST MARCH IN FORT WAYNE SINCE
1984...WHICH WAS THE SECOND COLDEST MARCH ON RECORD. THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE LAST DAY WITH A HIGH OF 65.
THIS WAS THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE SINCE NOVEMBER 2013. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 3 BELOW ZERO ON THE THIRD. THERE WERE
23 DAYS WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BELOW NORMAL AND 14 OF THESE
DAYS WERE MORE THAN 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. MARCH THIRD HAD THE
GREATEST DEPARTURE OF 27 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE HIGH ON THAT DAY
WAS JUST 14 AND THE LOW WAS 3 BELOW ZERO.

DESPITE IT BEING COLD IT WAS ACTUALLY A RELATIVELY DRY MONTH. THERE
WAS 1.90 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...0.70 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 23RD DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD SINCE 1912.

SNOWFALL WAS 13.2 INCHES...9.1 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS
THE 5TH SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD. INTERESTINGLY...MARCH 2013 RANKED
AS THE 3RD SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD WITH 18.1 INCHES AND 1964 IS THE
SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD WITH 19.5 INCHES. JUST TWO YEARS
AGO...MARCH 2012 WAS THE WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 52.6 DEGREES AND ONLY 0.3 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN THAT
ENTIRE MONTH.


APRIL

...A RELATIVELY NORMAL APRIL...

DESPITE THE MONTH FEELING COOL...TEMPERATURES WERE ACTUALLY NEAR
NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL IN THE FORT WAYNE AREA.
THERE WERE NO PERIODS OF SUSTAINED WARMTH AND SEVERAL WINDY DAYS.
THIS LIKELY HELPED CREATE THE FEELING THAT IT WAS COLDER THAN ACTUAL
AIR TEMPERATURES INDICATED.

THE OVERALL WEATHER PATTERN BECAME MORE TYPICAL OF SPRING AS THE
DOMINANT WEST COAST RIDGE BROKE DOWN AND THE LARGE SCALE FLOW BECAME
MORE ZONAL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. THIS ALLOWED FOR MORE
SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES BUT OCCASIONAL STORM SYSTEMS BROUGHT PERIODS
OF PRECIPITATION AND BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THERE WERE NO
SUSTAINED PERIODS OF WARMTH IN APRIL WITH THE LONGEST STRETCH OF
DAYS WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES BEING JUST FOUR FROM THE 10TH
THROUGH THE 13TH. THERE WERE 14 DAYS WITH BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES AND 4 DAYS WITH EXACTLY NORMAL TEMPERATURES. IT WAS
ALSO A VERY WINDY MONTH WITH 16 DAYS HAVING A PEAK WIND GUST OF 30
MPH OR GREATER AND 7 DAYS WITH A PEAK WIND OF 40 MPH OR HIGHER. THE
FASTEST PEAK WIND GUST MEASURED WAS 48 MPH ON THE 4TH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 49.8 WHICH WAS JUST 0.2 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 79 ON THE 21ST AND THE
COLDEST WAS 23 ON THE 16TH.

PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL WITH 3.99 INCHES FALLING. THIS WAS
0.47 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND RANKED AS THE 33RD WETTEST APRIL ON
RECORD. APRIL SNOWFALL WAS 1.1 INCHES...JUST ONE TENTH OF AN INCH
ABOVE NORMAL.


MAY

...SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION FOR MAY AT
FORT WAYNE...

MAY STARTED OUT RELATIVELY COOL AND DRY AT FORT WAYNE...WITH
TEMPERATURES NEAR OR BELOW NORMAL FOR THE FIRST 6 DAYS OF THE
MONTH...AND ONLY 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION OVER THE FIRST 8 DAYS.
WARMER AND WETTER WEATHER PATTERN WAS THE STORY FOR THE SECOND WEEK
OF THE MONTH...WITH TWO DAYS OF AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN AND 5 DAYS
OF HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 80S. ANOTHER COLD SPELL IMPACTED THE
REGION OVER THE THIRD WEEK OF THE MONTH...WITH A HIGH OF 52 AND A
LOW OF 34 ON THE 16TH. HOWEVER THE MONTH ENDED ON A WARM
SPELL...WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ABOVE NORMAL ON 9 OUT OF THE LAST
11 DAYS OF THE MONTH...AND FAIRLY DRY CONDITIONS...WITH ONLY 0.55
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FROM THE 16TH THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH.

THE QUIET START TO THE SEVERE WEATHER SEASON CONTINUED INTO MAY
ACROSS THE FORT WAYNE AREA. ISOLATED STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
IMPACTED PORTIONS OF THE REGION ON THE 9TH...11TH AND 13TH. MORE
WIDESPREAD STRONG TO LOW END SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IMPACTED THE
REGION ON THE 20TH AND 21ST...AND SCATTERED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS
IMPACTED PORTIONS OF THE AREA ON THE 26TH THROUGH 28TH. AN ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORM DOWNBURST OVER THE FORT WAYNE AIRPORT PRODUCED A
MEASURED 63 MPH WIND GUST ON THE EVENING OF THE 27TH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN MAY AT FORT WAYNE WAS 61.5
DEGREES...WHICH IS 1.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE
T-45TH WARMEST MAY ON RECORD. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 89 ON THE
8TH AND THE COLDEST WAS 34 ON THE 16TH.

PRECIPITATION WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL WITH 4.57 INCHES FALLING
DURING THE MONTH. THIS IS 0.30 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND RANKED AS THE
32ND WETTEST MAY ON RECORD. MEASURABLE RAINFALL FELL DURING 11 DAYS
IN MAY...WITH TWO DAYS SEEING AN INCH OR MORE OF RAINFALL. THE
GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION WAS 1.67 INCHES ON THE 14TH AND 15TH.


JUNE

...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION IN JUNE...

JUNE 2014 WAS A WARM AND WET MONTH AT FORT WAYNE. THE OVERALL
WEATHER PATTERN ALLOWED FOR A WARM AND HUMID AIRMASS TO STAY
ENTRENCHED ACROSS THE LOWER GREAT LAKES REGION FOR MUCH OF THE
MONTH...WHICH BROUGHT PERIODIC SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE FORT
WAYNE THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. THE THUNDERSTORM AND RAINFALL ACTIVITY
WAS FAIRLY SCATTERED...AND WHILE PORTIONS OF THE REGION HAD RAINFALL
TOTALS WELL ABOVE NORMAL...SOME AREAS NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE FORT
WAYNE AREA ACTUALLY SAW NEAR OR ONLY SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION.

TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE NORMAL...AND WHILE THE HUMIDITY THROUGHOUT
THE MONTH MADE IT FEEL VERY WARM...ACTUAL AIR TEMPERATURES WERE
NEVER TOO EXTREME. ONLY TWO DAYS DURING JUNE REACHED 90 DEGREES AT
FORT WAYNE. THERE WERE ONLY 7 DAYS DURING THE ENTIRE MONTH WHEN THE
AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS BELOW NORMAL...BUT NONE DURING THE
LAST HALF OF THE MONTH. HOWEVER...ONLY 6 JUNE DAYS HAD AVERAGE DAILY
TEMPERATURES OF AT LEAST 7 DEGREES OR GREATER ABOVE NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN JUNE AT FORT WAYNE WAS 71.9
DEGREES...WHICH IS 1.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE
29TH WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURES WAS 93 DEGREES
ON THE 17TH AND THE COLDEST WAS 45 ON THE 14TH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE AT FORT WAYNE WAS 5.81
INCHES...WHICH IS 1.65 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 14TH
WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD. NEARLY THE SAME AMOUNT OF RAIN FELL AT FORT
WAYNE DURING JUNE 2013...WHEN THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS
5.91 INCHES. AT LEAST A TRACE OF RAIN FELL AT SOUTH BEND DURING 18
DAYS OF THE MONTH...AND 12 OF THESE DAYS HAD MEASURABLE
RAINFALL...10 OF WHICH WITH AT LEAST A TENTH OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL.
4 DAYS HAD AT LEAST A HALF INCH OF RAINFALL...AND TWO DAYS WITH AT
LEAST AN INCH OF RAINFALL. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL WAS
2.22 INCHES ON THE 18TH AND 19TH...AND THE GREATEST CALENDAR DAY
RAINFALL TOTAL WAS 1.73 INCHES ON THE 18TH.


JULY

...WELL BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND NEAR RECORD COLD TEMPERATURES
AT FORT WAYNE...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN JULY AT FORT WAYNE WAS 69.0 DEGREES...4.6
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE SECOND COLDEST JULY ON
RECORD....BEHIND 2009 WHICH HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 68.9
DEGREES. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY 89 DEGREES ON THE 22ND
AND THE COLDEST WAS 48 ON THE 17TH AND THE 29TH. JULY 2014 WAS THE
FIRST JULY WITHOUT A 90 DEGREE DAY SINCE 2009...AND THE 9TH JULY
SINCE 1912 WITHOUT A 90 DEGREE DAY.

AFTER 5.81 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN JUNE...THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION
FOR THE MONTH OF JULY WAS ONLY 2.00 INCHES...2.24 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 15TH DRIEST JULY ON RECORD...AND THE
DRIEST JULY SINCE 2011 WHEN ONLY 0.98 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL.
THERE WERE ONLY 10 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION THIS
MONTH...AND ONLY 6 DAYS WITH 0.10 INCHES OR MORE. THE GREATEST 24
HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL WAS 0.55 INCHES ON THE 1ST AND 27TH.


AUGUST

...WET WITH SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AT FORT WAYNE...

AFTER THE SECOND COLDEST JULY ON RECORD...AUGUST 2014 STARTED OUT
WITH NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE FIRST 11
DAYS OF THE MONTH. AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES
REGION BROUGHT BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE
MONTH...WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 71 DEGREES ON THE 12TH AND A
LOW TEMPERATURE OF 43 DEGREES ON THE 15TH. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE
OVER THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES BUILT NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE OHIO
VALLEY INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION AFTER THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH.
THIS BROUGHT NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES DURING THE SECOND
HALF OF THE MONTH. WITH THE GREAT LAKES ON THE FRINGE OF THIS HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGE...THE LOCAL AREA WAS PRIMED FOR AN ACTIVE
PRECIPITATION PATTERN DURING THE LAST HALF OF AUGUST. FORT WAYNE
EXPERIENCED ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION...MUCH OF WHICH FELL DURING
THIS TIME PERIOD...HOWEVER POINTS TO THE SOUTH AND WEST OF FORT
WAYNE SAW MUCH MORE PRECIPITATION. MUCH OF THIS PRECIPITATION FELL
ON AUGUST 21ST AND 22ND...WHEN A SERIES OF THUNDERSTORM COMPLEXES
BROUGHT VERY HEAVY RAINFALL TO POINTS ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE US-30
CORRIDOR. WHILE FORT WAYNE RECEIVED 3.59 INCHES ON THESE TWO DAYS
ALONE...AREAS TO THE SOUTH ACROSS GRANT AND BLACKFORD COUNTIES SAW
OVER TEN INCHES OF RAINFALL DURING THIS 24 HOUR PERIOD...WHICH LED
TO EXTENSIVE FLOODING.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN AUGUST AT FORT WAYNE WAS 71.3
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 0.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE
T-44TH COLDEST AUGUST SINCE 1912. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 89
DEGREES ON THE 25TH AND THE COLDEST WAS 43 ON THE 15TH. WITH NO 90
DEGREE DAYS...AUGUST 2014 WAS ONLY THE 20TH AUGUST SINCE 1912 WITH
NO 90 DEGREE DAYS. WITH NO 90 DEGREE DAYS IN AUGUST 2013 AT FORT
WAYNE...THIS FIRST TIME ON RECORD WITH CONSECUTIVE YEARS WITH NO 90
DEGREE DAYS DURING AUGUST.

AUGUST 2014 WAS AN OVERALL WET MONTH AT FORT WAYNE...WITH OVER HALF
OF THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION FALLING IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. 6.04
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL...WHICH IS 2.40 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 7TH WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD...AND THE WETTEST
AUGUST SINCE 2007 WHEN 9.69 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THERE WERE
ONLY 9 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION...AND ONLY 6 DAYS WITH
0.10 INCHES OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION. HOWEVER...THREE OF THESE DAYS
HAD OVER 1.00 INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR
RAINFALL TOTAL WAS 3.11 INCHES ON THE 21ST AND 22ND.


SEPTEMBER


...SEPTEMBER WAS SLIGHTLY COOL WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER COULD BE BROKEN DOWN INTO THIRDS...WITH THE
BEGINNING AND ENDING THIRDS WARM AND THE MIDDLE THIRD QUITE COOL.
THE RESULT WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WITH ABOVE
NORMAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION.

THE MONTH BEGAN QUITE WARM WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES NEAR OR ABOVE 80
ON THE FIRST FOUR DAYS AND A HIGH OF 90 ON THE 5TH BEFORE A STRONG
COLD FRONT SWEPT THROUGH THE AREA. THIS FRONT BROUGHT SEVERAL INCHES
OF BENEFICIAL RAINFALL TO THE REGION BUT FORT WAYNE AIRPORT RECORDED
JUST UNDER ONE HALF INCH. SEVERE WEATHER ALSO OCCURRED WITH
THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN A FEW
LOCATIONS.

THIS FIRST COLD FRONT DROPPED TEMPERATURES BACK INTO THE 70S AND
NEAR NORMAL FOR EARLY SEPTEMBER BUT A SECOND COLD FRONT ALONG WITH
REMNANT MOISTURE FROM PACIFIC HURRICANE NORBERT BROUGHT MORE HEAVY
RAINFALL TO THE AREA ON SEPTEMBER 10TH. FORT WAYNE AIRPORT RECORDED
3.24 INCHES OF RAIN WITH THIS SYSTEM...A DAILY RECORD RAINFALL FOR
THIS DATE. TEMPERATURES BEHIND THIS FRONT DROPPED WELL BELOW NORMAL FOR
THE MIDDLE PORTION OF THE MONTH. AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURES BETWEEN
THE 11TH AND 23RD OF SEPTEMBER WERE BELOW NORMAL EACH DAY EXCEPT FOR
THE 20TH. TEMPERATURES WERE AS MUCH AS 12 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL ON
THE 13TH AND 15TH. LOW TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE 40S EACH MORNING DURING
THIS STRETCH.

TEMPERATURES MODERATED BRIEFLY ON THE 20TH WITH HIGHS BACK AROUND 80
AHEAD OF ANOTHER STRONG COLD FRONT. THIS FRONT BROUGHT RAIN AND
SEVERE WEATHER BACK TO THE REGION DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS ON
THE 20TH. MANY AREAS EXPERIENCED WIND DAMAGE AND HEAVY RAINFALL FROM
A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVED THROUGH AHEAD OF THE MAIN COLD
FRONT. THE COOLER WEATHER BEHIND THIS FRONT WAS BRIEF AS MILD AND
DRY WEATHER RETURNED TO END THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 62.5 DEGREES...1.8 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE T-21ST COOLEST SEPTEMBER SINCE 1912. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 90 ON THE 5TH AND THE COOLEST WAS 41 ON THE
23RD. TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 4.90 INCHES...2.10 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 11TH WETTEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD. THE
GREATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL WAS 3.24 INCHES ON THE 10TH...A DAILY
RECORD. A TOTAL OF 10 DAYS IN SEPTEMBER HAD MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION
AND TWO OF THESE DAYS HAD GREATER THAN ONE HALF INCH OF RAINFALL.


OCTOBER

...A SLIGHTLY COOL OCTOBER WITH NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS JUST SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN NORMAL
IN THE FORT WAYNE AREA AND PRECIPITATION WAS NEAR NORMAL. AS WITH
MANY OCTOBER MONTHS...TEMPERATURES FLUCTUATED SIGNIFICANTLY WITH
HIGHS RANGING FROM THE LOWER 80S TO MIDDLE 40S AND LOW TEMPERATURES
RANGING FROM THE MIDDLE 50S TO LOWER 30S. THE MONTH ENDED WITH LIGHT
SNOW SHOWERS FALLING ON HALLOWEEN.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AT FORT WAYNE WAS 51.8
DEGREES...JUST 0.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 33RD
COOLEST OCTOBER ON RECORD DATING BACK TO 1912. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 82 ON THE 2ND AND THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 30 ON
THE 23RD. THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS BELOW NORMAL ON 18 DAYS
AND ONLY ONE DAY...THE 4TH...HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE MORE THAN 10
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL (14 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL). THERE WERE THREE
DAYS WITH AN AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE OF TEN OR MORE DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE WARMEST DAY WITH RESPECT TO AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
DEPARTURE WAS OCTOBER 13TH WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 13 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 2.78 INCHES...JUST 0.06 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 40TH WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD.
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON 14 DAYS AND ONLY 2 DAYS HAD MORE
THAN A HALF INCH OF PRECIPITATION...THE 3RD AND 14TH.

THE MONTH ENDED WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT BLASTING THROUGH THE
REGION. TEMPERATURES FELL FROM THE 40S INTO THE 30S IN THE AFTERNOON
ON HALLOWEEN. RAIN SHOWERS TURNED TO SNOW SHOWERS WITH SOME
LOCATIONS RECEIVING THEIR FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON.
AMOUNTS WERE GENERALLY A HALF INCH OR LESS AND CONFINED TO GRASSY
SURFACES. FORT WAYNE OFFICIALLY REPORTED JUST A TRACE OF SNOWFALL
FOR THIS EVENT.


...NOVEMBER...

...A COLD MONTH WITH ABOVE NORMAL SNOWFALL IN THE FORT WAYNE AREA...

IT WAS A COLD NOVEMBER WITH ABOVE NORMAL SNOWFALL IN THE FORT WAYNE
AREA. WHILE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST OF THE
SNOW OVER NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST INDIANA...SYSTEM SNOW WAS
RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST OF THE ACCUMULATIONS IN FORT WAYNE...WITH ONE
SYSTEM DROPPING OVER 3 INCHES OF SNOW AT THE AIRPORT. THE TAIL END
OF A FEW LAKE EFFECT SNOW BANDS DID REACH FORT WAYNE DURING THE
MONTH BUT ACCUMULATIONS FROM THOSE WERE LIGHT. DESPITE THE COLD
AND SNOW...THERE WERE BRIEF PERIODS OF WARMTH DURING THE
MONTH...INCLUDING THE FIRST WEEK WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S AND
THE LAST TWO DAYS WHEN HIGHS REACHED THE 50S AND 60S.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR NOVEMBER WAS 34.8 DEGREES...6.6
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 6TH COLDEST NOVEMBER ON
RECORD IN THE FORT WAYNE AREA DATING BACK TO 1912. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH WAS 64 ON THE 3RD AND THE COLDEST WAS
9 ON THE 18TH AND 21ST. THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH SAW A STRETCH OF
VERY COLD TEMPERATURES WITH THE FIRST ARCTIC BLAST OF THE SEASON.
THE REMNANTS OF SUPER TYPHOON NURI MOVED OUT OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND
INTO THE BERING SEA BY THE THE SECOND WEEK OF NOVEMBER. THIS STORM
SYSTEM THEN HELPED PUSH AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT INTO THE UNITED STATES
WHICH BROUGHT SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES TO EVERY STATE BY THE MIDDLE
OF THE MONTH. LOCALLY...TEMPERATURES PLUNGED TO RECORD LEVELS WITH
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 10 AND 27 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL FOR 11
STRAIGHT DAYS BETWEEN THE 12TH AND 22ND. THE COLDEST DAY WAS THE
18TH WITH A HIGH OF ONLY 17 AND A LOW OF 9. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
ON THIS DAY WAS JUST 13...A WHOPPING 27 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE
HIGH OF 17 ALSO SET A RECORD FOR THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON
THIS DATE...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 24 SET IN 1903. THE LOW
TEMPERATURE OF 9 ALSO SET A RECORD...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 10
SET IN 1959. IN ADDITION...THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 9 ON THE 21ST ALSO
SET A NEW RECORD LOW...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 11 IN 1964.

PRECIPITATION FOR NOVEMBER WAS 3.05 INCHES...JUST 0.04 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS ONLY THE 34TH WETTEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD.
ABOUT ONE HALF OF THIS PRECIPITATION OCCURRED ON JUST ONE
DAY...NOVEMBER 23RD WHEN 1.56 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THIS WAS A DAILY
RECORD FOR THAT DATE. THE ENTIRE RAIN EVENT PRODUCED 2.20 INCHES
OVER THREE DAYS.

DESPITE PRECIPITATION BEING NEAR NORMAL...SNOWFALL WAS ABOVE NORMAL.
THERE WAS 4.2 INCHES OF SNOW RECORDED...2.4 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 25TH SNOWIEST NOVEMBER DATING BACK TO 1912. DECEMBER
1950 WAS THE SNOWIEST WITH 14.1 INCHES. WEATHER OBSERVERS REPORTED
3.4 INCHES ON THE 16TH...A SINGLE DAY SNOWFALL RECORD FOR THAT DATE.
THIS RANKED AS THE 12TH GREATEST SINGLE DAY SNOWFALL FOR
NOVEMBER...WITH THE GREATEST BEING 6.2 INCHES ON THE 29TH IN 1942.


...DECEMBER...

AFTER A VERY COLD AND RELATIVELY SNOWY NOVEMBER...DECEMBER WAS A
DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT MONTH WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
SNOWFALL THAT WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL.

DECEMBER BEGAN WITH SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ENDED
WITH TEMPERATURES MUCH BELOW NORMAL. HOWEVER...MOST DAYS IN BETWEEN
WERE WARMER THAN NORMAL. ONLY 10 DAYS HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
BELOW NORMAL AND THE COLDEST WAS ON THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH WHICH
WAS 11 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. BETWEEN THE 4TH AND 30TH...ONLY FOUR DAYS
WERE BELOW NORMAL...THE 7TH...10TH...11TH AND 12TH. THERE WERE 7
DAYS IN DECEMBER IN WHICH THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS GREATER
THAN 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST DAY WAS THE 23RD WITH A
HIGH OF 56 AND A LOW OF 39 FOR AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 48 DEGREES.
THE COLDEST DAY WAS THE 31ST WITH A HIGH OF 20...LOW OF 10 AND AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 15.

THE WEATHER WAS VERY TRANQUIL AND RELATIVELY MILD...ESPECIALLY
COMPARED TO THE VERY COLD AND SNOWY NOVEMBER. ONLY A HANDFUL OF
WEATHER SYSTEMS BROUGHT PRECIPITATION TO THE FORT WAYNE AREA. 0.63
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 22ND...23RD AND 24TH WITH A VERY
COMPLEX WINTER STORM SYSTEM THAT MOVED JUST EAST OF THE LOCAL AREA.
WITH COLD AIR LACKING AND WARM MOISTURE FROM THE PACIFIC AND GULF OF
MEXICO STREAMING INTO THE AREA...PRECIPITATION FELL AS MAINLY RAIN
WITH ONLY A FEW WET SNOWFLAKES FALLING ON THE BACK SIDE AS THIS
SYSTEM DEPARTED. ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM PASSING THROUGH THE OHIO
VALLEY BROUGHT 0.44 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION ON THE 15TH THROUGH
17TH.

WITH THE LACK OF COLD AIR AND PRECIPITATION PRODUCING WEATHER
SYSTEMS...IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT THE MONTH ENDED AS ONE OF THE LEAST
SNOWIEST DECEMBERS ON RECORD IN FORT WAYNE. WHAT IS A SURPRISE IS THAT
THIS FOLLOWED A NOVEMBER THAT HAD MORE SNOW AND WAS THE 25TH
SNOWIEST NOVEMBER WITH 4.2 INCHES. IRONICALLY...FORT WAYNE RECEIVED
MORE SNOWFALL IN DECEMBER THAN SOUTH BEND INDIANA...WHICH IS KNOWN
FOR ITS LAKE EFFECT SNOWFALL. THIS HAS ONLY OCCURRED 12 TIMES SINCE
1912.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 32.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.5
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 29TH WARMEST DECEMBER
DATING BACK TO 1912. THERE WERE JUST 6 DAYS WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE
OF 32 DEGREES OR COLDER. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 56 ON THE 23RD
AND THE COLDEST WAS 10 ON THE 31ST.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 1.72 INCHES...1.05 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 32ND DRIEST DECEMBER ON RECORD SINCE 1912.

MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON JUST FOUR DAYS WITH THE GREATEST BEING 0.2
INCHES ON BOTH THE 27TH AND 30TH. THIS RANKED AS THE 5TH LEAST
SNOWIEST DECEMBER ON RECORD SINCE 1912.

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LASHLEY/GREENAWALT/OBERGFELL




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