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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
920 AM EST SAT DEC 1 2012

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE FALL SEASON,
FROM 9/1/2012 TO 11/30/2012...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1912 TO 2012

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             100   09/02/1953
                        09/01/1953
 LOW                    11/30/1958
                        11/25/1950
                        11/24/1950
HIGHEST            87   09/06        MM      MM       96
                        09/04
LOWEST             21   11/14        MM      MM       24
                        11/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.6              63.1    -1.5     63.9
AVG. MINIMUM     40.7              42.4    -1.7     43.8
MEAN             51.2              52.8    -1.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               1.2    -1.2        3
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               1.4    -0.4        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     29              18.7    10.3       12
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.47   1992
 MINIMUM         2.89   1964
TOTALS           7.52              8.73   -1.21    14.66
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.10   -0.02     0.16
DAYS >= .01        31              30.0     1.0       38
DAYS >= .10        19              17.9     1.1       25
DAYS >= .50         4               5.7    -1.7       10
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.9    -0.9        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.62   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           14.1   1950
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            0.6               2.1    -1.5      4.4
SINCE 7/1         0.6               2.1    -1.5      4.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       6               2.8     3.2        3
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.6    -0.6        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             4
 24 HR TOTAL      0.4   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1316              1205     111     1066
 SINCE 7/1       1321              1217     104       MM
COOLING TOTAL      81                92     -11       75
 SINCE 1/1       1108               809     299     1124
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/270    DATE  09/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/270    DATE  09/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           20
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             39
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         32

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               13     RAIN                      12
LIGHT RAIN               36     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      1
FOG                      56     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      8
HAZE                     20

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

&&

...A COOL FALL SEASON WITH BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

AUTUMN 2012 BEGAN RELATIVELY WET WITH MUCH NEEDED RAINFALL WHICH
HELPED IMPROVE DROUGHT CONDITIONS LEFT OVER FROM THE SUMMER.
HOWEVER...AS THE SEASON WORE ON...THE WEATHER PATTERN BEGAN TO
REVERT BACK TO A DRY PATTERN. RAINFALL ONCE AGAIN BECAME SPARSE
ACROSS THE REGION. AFTER ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL IN SEPTEMBER AND
OCTOBER...PRECIPITATION IN NOVEMBER WAS MUCH BELOW NORMAL. DROUGHT
CONDITIONS BEGAN TO REAPPEAR AND MANY STREAMS...RIVERS AND LAKES
WERE BACK TO THE LOW LEVELS SEEN EARLIER IN THE YEAR.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE FALL SEASON WAS 51.2...1.6 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL. THIS TIES AS THE 19TH COOLEST FALL IN FORT WAYNE SINCE
1912. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 61.6...1.5 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 40.7...1.7 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE TIED AS THE 10TH COOLEST AVERAGE
LOW TEMPERATURE FOR NOVEMBER SINCE 1912. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF
THE SEASON WAS 87 ON SEPTEMBER 6TH. THE COOLEST TEMPERATURE WAS 21
ON NOVEMBER 5TH AND 14TH.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE FALL WAS 7.52 INCHES...1.21 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 42ND DRIEST FALL ON RECORD. SEPTEMBER
AND OCTOBER COMBINED WERE 1.28 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL FOR
PRECIPITATION. NOVEMBER...HOWEVER...WAS A DIFFERENT STORY. JUST 0.60
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL DURING THE MONTH AND ON JUST 3 DAYS.
NEARLY 90 PERCENT OF THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION FELL ON A SINGLE
DAY...NOVEMBER 12TH...WITH 0.53 RECORDED. THIS DRY LATE FALL PATTERN
ALSO ALLOWED MANY AREAS WHICH HAD PARTIALLY RECOVERED FROM SEVERE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS TO DRIFT BACK TOWARDS SIGNIFICANT DROUGHT. WITH
THE GROWING SEASON OVER AND LITTLE RECREATIONAL USE OF LAKES AND
RIVERS...THIS REVERSAL WENT LARGELY UNNOTICED.

WHILE SNOWFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR THE SEASON...THE FORT WAYNE AREA
DID SEE SOME OF THE HIGHEST TOTALS FOR THE ENTIRE STATE. A TOTAL OF
0.6 INCHES OF SNOW WAS MEASURED AT THE AIRPORT DURING THE FALL...1.5
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. A HALF INCH FELL IN NOVEMBER...WHICH WAS 1.3
INCHES BELOW NORMAL...AND A TENTH OF AN INCH FELL IN OCTOBER...0.2
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE OCTOBER SNOWFALL WAS ON THE WESTERN FRINGES
OF THE REMNANTS FROM HURRICANE SANDY.

HURRICANE SANDY WAS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENT OF THE FALL
SEASON FOR THE EASTERN UNITED STATES AND IT ALSO HAD AN IMPACT ON
OUR LOCAL WEATHER. DESPITE THE CORE OF THIS MASSIVE SYSTEM REMAINING
WELL EAST OF OUR AREA...THE WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH IT WERE QUITE
STRONG OVER MUCH OF THE MIDWEST. WIND ADVISORIES WERE ISSUED
FOR THE AREA AND SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH OCCURRED WITH GUSTS
TO NEAR 50 MPH. OFFICIALLY AT THE AIRPORT...A WIND GUST OF 46 MPH
WAS MEASURED ON THE 30TH ALONG WITH THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OF
THE SEASON.

$$
LASHLEY








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