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CLSFWA

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
203 PM EDT TUE SEP 1 2015

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SUMMER SEASON, FROM
6/1/2015 TO 8/31/2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1912 TO 2015

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               36   06/02/1910
HIGHEST            90   08/02        82       8       93
                        07/28
LOWEST             44   06/02        61     -17       43
AVG. MAXIMUM     80.2              82.5    -2.3     81.1
AVG. MINIMUM     60.9              60.9     0.0     60.5
MEAN             70.6              71.7    -1.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      2              11.6    -9.6        2
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        18.70   1986
 MINIMUM         5.00   2012
TOTALS          21.52R            12.04    9.48    13.85
DAILY AVG.       0.24              0.13    0.11     0.15
DAYS >= .01        36              30.1     5.9       32
DAYS >= .10        27              19.9     7.1       22
DAYS >= .50        13               8.0     5.0        9
DAYS >= 1.00        7               3.4     3.6        5
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.89   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0        T
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0        T
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        1
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      37                41      -4       38
 SINCE 7/1          9                12      -3       24
COOLING TOTAL     576               660     -84      593
 SINCE 1/1        672               717     -45      674
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    53/040    DATE  06/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    65/040    DATE  06/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             54
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         30

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               22     RAIN                      22
LIGHT RAIN               46     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      58     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                     32

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

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SUMMER 2015

THE SUMMER BEGAN EXTREMELY WET AT FORT WAYNE WITH RECORD RAINFALL
FOR JUNE. IT WAS EVEN MORE EXTREME JUST TO THE SOUTH AND
WEST OF FORT WAYNE WHERE 20 TO 25 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN THE FIRST
MONTH AND A HALF OF SUMMER. RAINFALL WAS SO HIGH THAT THE FLOOD
CONTROL RESERVOIRS OF ROUSH...SALAMONIE AND MISSISSINEWA REACHED
THEIR HIGHEST LEVELS SINCE THEY WERE BUILT BUT OPERATED AS DESIGNED.
THIS LIMITED FLOODING DOWNSTREAM. LATE JULY AND AUGUST ENDED ON A
RELATIVELY DRY NOTE WITH BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL DURING THIS PERIOD
WHICH HELPED THE RESERVOIRS RETURN TO NORMAL LEVELS. TEMPERATURES
FOR THE SUMMER WERE CLOSE TO NORMAL BUT JULY WAS WELL BELOW
NORMAL...DUE IN LARGE PART TO THE RAIN AND CLOUDS DURING THE MIDDLE
OF THE MONTH. AUGUST WAS ALSO BELOW NORMAL DUE TO AN UNSEASONABLY
COOL PERIOD LATE IN THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SUMMER AT FORT WAYNE WAS 70.6...1.1
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS TIED FOR THE 28TH COOLEST SUMMER ON
RECORD. THERE WERE JUST 2 DAYS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 90
DEGREES THIS SUMMER. THE NORMAL NUMBER OF 90 DEGREE DAYS AT
FORT WAYNE FOR A YEAR IS 16.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE SEASON WAS 21.52 INCHES...9.48 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS WAS THE WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD BY ALMOST 3 INCHES.
JUNE WAS ALSO THE WETTEST MONTH EVER ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE WITH
11.72 INCHES RECORDED. JULY PRECIPITATION WAS ALSO ABOVE NORMAL
WHILE AUGUST ENDED JUST SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL.

BELOW IS A MONTH BY MONTH REVIEW OF THE SUMMER OF 2015


JUNE

...ALL-TIME RECORD RAINFALL IN THE FORT WAYNE AREA...

JUNE 2015 WAS NOT ONLY THE WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD SINCE 1912 BUT IT
WAS ALSO THE WETTEST MONTH EVER. NEARLY A FOOT OF RAIN WAS MEASURED
AT THE FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...SHATTERING THE PREVIOUS
RECORD FOR JUNE BY OVER 3 INCHES AND BREAKING THE ALL TIME WETTEST
MONTHLY RECORD BY NEARLY AN INCH. THIS RAINFALL LED TO SEVERAL
ROUNDS OF MODERATE TO MAJOR AND SIGNIFICANT FLOODING ON AREA
RIVERS...LAKES AND RESERVOIRS...ESPECIALLY SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST OF
FORT WAYNE WHERE THE SALAMONIE AND ROUSH RESERVOIRS REACHED CAPACITY.
FLOODING OF URBAN AND RURAL ROADS WAS WIDESPREAD AFTER EVENTS ON THE
15TH AND 16TH AND AGAIN ON THE 26TH AND 27TH. TO MAKE MATTERS
WORSE...SEVERE WEATHER HIT THE FORT WAYNE AREA ON THE 27TH WITH 60
TO 70 MPH WINDS CAUSING DAMAGE AND BRINGING DOWN HUNDREDS OF TREES
ACROSS ALLEN COUNTY. A WIND GUST OF 65 MPH WAS MEASURED AT THE
AIRPORT.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 69.9 DEGREES WAS JUST 0.1 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 54TH WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 89 ON THE 10TH AND 11TH AND THE COOLEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 44 ON THE SECOND.

HEAVY RAINFALL WAS THE STORY FOR JUNE AT FORT WAYNE AS 11.72 INCHES
OF PRECIPITATION WAS MEASURED. THIS WAS 7.79 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD SINCE 1912...BREAKING THE
OLD RECORD OF 8.55 INCHES SET IN 2000. THE 11.72 INCHES WAS ALSO THE
GREATEST PRECIPITATION TOTAL EVER FOR ANY MONTH AT FORT
WAYNE...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 11.00 INCHES SET IN JULY 1986.
THERE WERE 17 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION...7 OF THESE DAYS
HAD A HALF INCH OR MORE...4 DAYS HAD AT LEAST ONE INCH OF
RAINFALL...AND THREE DAYS...THE 13TH...15TH AND 27TH...HAD OVER 2
INCHES OF RAIN.

JULY

AFTER RECORD RAINFALL IN JUNE...JULY BEGAN DRY AT FORT WAYNE...WITH
NO RAINFALL OBSERVED DURING THE FIRST 6 DAYS OF THE MONTH.
HOWEVER...AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN RETURNED DURING THE SECOND AND
THIRD WEEKS WITH SEVERAL DAYS OF RAINFALL. DRY CONDITIONS RETURNED
TO END JULY WITH ONLY 0.07 INCHES OF RAINFALL OBSERVED FROM THE 19TH
THROUGH THE 31ST. TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW NORMAL FOR THE FIRST HALF
OF JULY...WITH ONLY 5 DAYS THAT REACHED 80 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST
THROUGH THE 16TH...AND A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 69 DEGREES ON THE
8TH. TEMPERATURES DID REBOUND TO AT OR ABOVE NORMAL DURING THE LAST
HALF OF THE MONTH...WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF AT LEAST 80 DEGREES
EVERY DAY FROM THE 17TH THROUGH THE 31ST.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 71.7 DEGREES...1.9 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 21ST COOLEST JULY ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 90 ON THE 28TH AND THE COOLEST TEMPERATURE WAS 56 ON
THE 4TH...11TH AND 22ND. THE 90 DEGREES ON THE 28TH WAS THE 1ST 90
DEGREE DAY OF 2015 AT FORT WAYNE...WHICH IS THE 5TH LATEST 1ST 90
DEGREE DAY SINCE 1912.

AFTER THE WETTEST MONTH ON RECORD IN JUNE 2015...JULY PRECIPITATION
AT FORT WAYNE TOTALED 5.97 INCHES...1.73 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 12TH WETTEST JULY ON RECORD. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR
PRECIPITATION WAS 2.38 INCHES ON THE 13TH AND 14TH. THERE WERE ONLY
9 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL IN JULY...ALL BUT ONE BEING BETWEEN
THE 7TH AND 18TH OF THE MONTH. WHILE RAINFALL WAS 150-200% ABOVE
NORMAL AT FORT WAYNE IN JULY...SOME AREAS JUST TO THE SOUTH AND EAST
SAW RAINFALL NEARLY 200-300% ABOVE NORMAL. WITH SATURATED GROUND
CONDITIONS FROM THE RECORD JUNE RAINFALL...MANY OF THE RAINFALL
EVENTS DURING JULY LED TO URBAN AND RURAL FLOODING...WITH RIVER
FLOODING CONTINUING ALONG RIVERS...ESPECIALLY IN THE UPPER WABASH
RIVER BASIN.

AUGUST

AUGUST STARTED OUT WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND RELATIVELY DRY
CONDITIONS AT FORT WAYNE. DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE
MONTH...HIGH TEMPERATURES GENERALLY RANGED FROM THE UPPER 70S TO MID
80S...ASIDE FROM A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 90 DEGREES ON THE 2ND. THERE
WERE ONLY THREE DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL IN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS
OF THE MONTH...ONLY TOTALING 0.91 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.

A MORE TUMULTUOUS PATTERN DEVELOPED DURING THE LAST HALF OF THE
MONTH...WITH OVERALL COOLER AND WETTER CONDITIONS. AFTER A STRETCH
OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FROM THE 15TH THROUGH THE
19TH...TEMPERATURES WERE WELL BELOW NORMAL FROM THE 20TH THROUGH THE
28TH...RECOVERING TO NEAR OR ABOVE NORMAL BY THE END OF THE MONTH.
FORT WAYNE ALSO HAD 6 DAYS OF MEASURABLE RAINFALL FROM THE 15TH
THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 70.4 DEGREES...1.1 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 30TH COOLEST AUGUST SINCE 1912. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 90 ON THE 2ND...AND THE COOLEST TEMPERATURE WAS 50
ON THE 27TH.

AUGUST PRECIPITATION AT FORT WAYNE TOTALED 3.57 INCHES...ONLY 0.07
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 41ST WETTEST AUGUST SINCE
1912. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION WAS 1.25 INCHES ON THE
17TH. THERE WERE ONLY 9 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL IN AUGUST.

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LASHLEY
GREENAWALT



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