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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
644 PM EST FRI DEC 1 2017

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE FALL SEASON, FROM
9/1/2017 TO 11/30/2017...

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
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             100   09/02/1953
                        09/01/1953
 LOW                    11/30/1958
                        11/25/1950
                        11/24/1950
HIGHEST            92   09/22        MM      MM       92
LOWEST             21   11/11        MM      MM       22
AVG. MAXIMUM     64.9              63.1     1.8     67.6
AVG. MINIMUM     44.9              42.4     2.5     47.3
MEAN             54.9              52.8     2.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      4               1.2     2.8        2
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               1.4    -0.4        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     18              18.7    -0.7        8
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.47   1992
 MINIMUM         2.89   1964
TOTALS           9.40              8.73    0.67    11.25
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.10    0.00     0.12
DAYS >= .01        32              30.0     2.0       27
DAYS >= .10        18              17.9     0.1       19
DAYS >= .50         5               5.7    -0.7       10
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.9     1.1        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.96   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           14.1   1950
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS              T               2.1    -2.1      0.4
SINCE 7/1           T               2.1    -2.1      0.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       3               2.8     0.2        4
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.6    -0.6        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1038              1205    -167      842
 SINCE 7/1       1053              1217    -164      845
COOLING TOTAL     148                92      56      178
 SINCE 1/1        836               809      27     1104
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.1
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           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             37
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         36

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                      12
LIGHT RAIN               42     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      1
FOG                      41     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                      4

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

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FALL 2017

FALL 2017 WAS RELATIVELY WARM WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION IN THE
FORT WAYNE AREA. SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER WERE BOTH WARM WITH BELOW
NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THE PATTERN SHIFTED IN NOVEMBER WITH NEAR
NORMAL TEMPERATURES BUT ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION. RAINFALL IN
NOVEMBER WAS SO FAR ABOVE NORMAL THAT IT SKEWED THE SEASONAL TOTAL
TO ABOVE NORMAL DESPITE TWO RELATIVELY DRY MONTHS. THERE WAS ONLY A
TRACE OF SNOWFALL DURING THE ENTIRE FALL SEASON. THIS HAS OCCURRED
IN 10 FALL SEASONS SINCE 1950 AND 8 OF THOSE 10 SEASONS WERE BETWEEN
1990 AND 2017.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE FALL SEASON WAS 54.9, 1.9 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 18TH WARMEST FALL AT FORT WAYNE.
THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE THIS FALL WAS 92 DEGREES ON SEPTEMBER 22ND.
THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 21 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER 11TH.

FALL PRECIPITATION WAS 9.40 INCHES, 1.17 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 36TH WETTEST FALL ON RECORD.

BELOW IS A MONTH BY MONTH REVIEW OF THE FALL IN THE FORT WAYNE AREA.


SEPTEMBER

...WARM AND DRY SEPTEMBER DESPITE COOL START...

SEPTEMBER WAS A WARM AND DRY MONTH WHICH EXPERIENCED FOUR 90 DEGREE
DAYS. THIS MATCHED THE TOTAL NUMBER OF 90 DEGREE DAYS IN JUNE (4)
AND WAS JUST 2 LESS THAN THE COMBINED MONTHS OF MAY, JUNE, JULY AND
AUGUST WHICH HAD A TOTAL OF SIX 90 DEGREE DAYS. ABOUT THREE QUARTERS
OF THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION FELL ON JUST TWO DAYS AND THERE WERE
ONLY 9 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION. THE FIRST HALF OF THE
MONTH ACTUALLY BEGAN RATHER COOL AND WET BUT QUICKLY TRANSITIONED TO
VERY WARM AND DRY DURING THE SECOND HALF.

TWELVE OF THE FIRST FOURTEEN DAYS OF SEPTEMBER SAW BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES. FOUR OF THESE TWELVE DAYS WERE 10 DEGREES OR MORE
BELOW NORMAL. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION ALSO FELL ON 5 OF THE FIRST 8
DAYS IN SEPTEMBER. THE OVERALL WEATHER PATTERN ACROSS THE UNITED
STATES CHANGED DRASTICALLY MID MONTH AND THIS BROUGHT HEAT, HUMIDITY
AND VERY DRY CONDITIONS TO THE LOCAL AREA DURING THE LATTER HALF OF
THE MONTH. THERE WAS ONLY ONE DAY AFTER THE 13TH WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE BELOW NORMAL AND THAT WAS ON THE 30TH.

THE PERIOD FROM SEPTEMBER 20TH TO THE 26TH WAS EXCEPTIONALLY WARM
WITH EACH DAY IN THIS PERIOD AT LEAST 11 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND
THREE DAYS FROM THE 21ST TO THE 23RD HAD HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 90
DEGREES OR WARMER. INCREASED CLOUDS AND HUMIDITY KEPT HIGH
TEMPERATURES ON THE 24TH AND 25TH AT 89 DEGREES BUT THE HIGH ON THE
26TH REACHED 90 AGAIN.

SO JUST HOW WARM WAS THIS PERIOD FROM THE 20TH TO THE 26TH COMPARED
TO PREVIOUS YEARS? THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DURING THIS STRETCH WAS
76.2 DEGREES WITH 4 DAYS HAVING A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 90 OR HIGHER.
THIS WAS THE WARMEST STRETCH ON RECORD BETWEEN THESE DATES,
SURPASSING 1920 WHICH HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 73.6 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 WAS 65.9, 1.6
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 43RD WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON
RECORD. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 92 ON THE 22ND AND THE COOLEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 42 ON THE 30TH.

THERE WAS JUST 1.67 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED, 1.13 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 30TH DRIEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD.


OCTOBER

...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.


NOVEMBER

WHILE THE LAST WEEK OF NOVEMBER EXPERIENCED NEAR NORMAL TO ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION...THE SECOND AND
THIRD WEEKS OF THE MONTH WERE COOL AND GENERALLY WET. THIS WAS A
REVERSAL FROM A WARM AND DRY OCTOBER. DESPITE BEING VERY WET, ONLY A
TRACE OF SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED DURING THE ENTIRE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 42.0 DEGREES, 0.6 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 37TH WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD AT FORT
WAYNE. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 68 ON THE 5TH. THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURE OF 21 OCCURRED ON THE 11TH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 5.49 INCHES WHICH WAS 2.40
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 4TH WETTEST NOVEMBER ON
RECORD. MORE THAN HALF OF THE TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION FELL ON
JUST ONE DAY, THE 18TH WITH 2.96 INCHES BEING MEASURED. THIS BROKE
THE DAILY RAINFALL RECORD FOR THE 18TH AND ALSO SET A NEW SINGLE DAY
MONTHLY RAINFALL RECORD FOR NOVEMBER AT FORT WAYNE. THE PREVIOUS
SINGLE DAY NOVEMBER RAINFALL RECORD WAS 2.53 INCHES SET ON NOVEMBER
29TH, 2011. ALL OF THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION FELL ON JUST 10 DAYS
THIS MONTH.

THERE WAS ONLY A TRACE OF SNOWFALL RECORDED IN NOVEMBER. SINCE A
TRACE IS CONSIDERED NON-MEASURABLE, THIS TIED WITH 22 OTHER YEARS IN
WHICH NO MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OCCURRED IN NOVEMBER.

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