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CLSFWA

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
525 AM EDT WED JUN 1 2011

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SPRING SEASON, FROM
3/1/2011 TO 5/31/2011...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2011

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              99   05/27/1911
 LOW              -10   03/01/1967
HIGHEST            91   05/31        MM      MM       91
LOWEST             20   03/28        MM      MM       21
                        03/26
                        03/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     60.1              59.6     0.5     65.7
AVG. MINIMUM     40.7              38.7     2.0     43.6
MEAN             50.4              49.2     1.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      2               1.0     1.0        2
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               4.0    -4.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     26              30.0    -4.0       16
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.66   1991
 MINIMUM         5.07   1958
TOTALS          18.50R            10.15    8.35    13.22
DAILY AVG.       0.20              3.24   -3.04     0.14
DAYS >= .01        47              37.0    10.0       36
DAYS >= .10        32              21.6    10.4       21
DAYS >= .50        12               6.6     5.4       10
DAYS >= 1.00        5               2.0     3.0        5
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.55   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           21.3   1912
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            1.2               5.8    -4.6        T
SINCE 7/1        46.5              35.1    11.4     29.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE      10               5.4     4.6        1
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.7    -1.7        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/06                          0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.7   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1421              1540    -119     1057
 SINCE 7/1         MM              6176      MM     5667
COOLING TOTAL      97                68      29      130
 SINCE 1/1         97                61      36      130
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/270    DATE  03/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    58/220    DATE  05/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             31
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         56

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               18     RAIN                      23
LIGHT RAIN               56     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       3
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      2
FOG                      61     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                     20

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

&&

...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WITH RECORD PRECIPITATION...

DESPITE IT FEELING LIKE A COLD SPRING...TEMPERATURES WERE ACTUALLY
ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE SEASON. RAINFALL WAS PLENTIFUL WITH APRIL AND
MAY RECEIVING OVER 15 INCHES OF RAIN AND THE ENTIRE SPRING RECEIVED
OVER 18 INCHES OF RAIN...SETTING A NEW RECORD FOR THE SEASON.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 50.4 DEGREES...1.2 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS SPRING FELT COOL FOR SEVERAL REASONS...MAINLY BECAUSE OF
ALL THE RAIN THAT FELL...BUT ALSO BECAUSE HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE
AROUND NORMAL AND LOW TEMPERATURES WERE SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL. THIS
WAS DUE TO MORE CLOUD COVER THIS SPRING...WHICH HELPED KEEP HIGH
TEMPERATURES LOWER AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES HIGHER.

PRECIPITATION WAS THE MAIN STORY THIS SPRING. 18.50 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL OVER THE THREE MONTH SEASON...8.35 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE WETTEST SPRING ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE
SINCE 1897. WHILE MARCH WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL FOR
PRECIPITATION...APRIL AND MAY WERE VERY MUCH ABOVE NORMAL. APRIL WAS
THE 12TH WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD AND MAY WAS THE WETTEST. COMBINING
ALL THREE MONTHS...THE 2011 SPRING SEASON WAS THE WETTEST SPRING
SEASON ON RECORD...SURPASSING 1991 WHICH HAD 16.66 INCHES.

SNOWFALL FOR THE SPRING SEASON WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL. ONLY 1.2
INCHES OF SNOW FELL...WHICH IS 4.6 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE TOTAL
SNOWFALL FOR THE WINTER WAS 46.5 INCHES...11.4 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

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LASHLEY







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