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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
903 AM EST THU MAR 1 2012

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2011 TO 2/29/2012...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2012

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              73   02/25/2000
 LOW              -24   01/12/1918
HIGHEST            66   02/29        MM      MM       58
LOWEST              3   01/20        MM      MM      -13
                        01/15
AVG. MAXIMUM     40.0              34.9     5.1     30.4
AVG. MINIMUM     25.4              19.9     5.5     16.0
MEAN             32.7              27.4     5.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     16              35.2   -19.2       58
DAYS MIN <= 32     73              77.4    -4.4       86
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               6.5    -6.5        6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        17.85   1950
 MINIMUM         1.58   1920
TOTALS           8.87              7.07    1.80     6.09
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.08    0.02     0.07
DAYS >= .01        41              35.7     5.3       38
DAYS >= .10        24              17.0     7.0       17
DAYS >= .50         5               4.1     0.9        3
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.8     1.2        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.24   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           61.1   1982
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS           27.5              26.3     1.2     45.3
SINCE 7/1        31.9              28.4     3.5     45.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 3      -3        3
DAYS >= TRACE      36              24.6    11.4       61
DAYS >= 1.0         9               7.8     1.2       16
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   01/21                         13
 24 HR TOTAL      3.8   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2919              3381    -462     3744
 SINCE 7/1         MM              4631      MM     4840
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/260    DATE  01/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/270    DATE  01/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             35
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         48

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     78

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               2
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                      14
LIGHT RAIN               33     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          4     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                      14
LIGHT SNOW               34     SLEET                      3
FOG                      65     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     14
HAZE                     17

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

&&

...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL AT FORT
WAYNE...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT FORT WAYNE DURING THE WINTER OF 2011-2012
WAS 32.7 DEGREES...WHICH IS 5.3 DEGREES THE NORMAL VALUE OF 27.4
DEGREES. THIS RANKS AS THE 6TH WARMEST WINTER SEASON ON
RECORD...WITH THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 36.8 DEGREES IN THE WINTER
OF 1931-1932 BEING THE WARMEST. LAST WINTER...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
WAS 22.9 DEGREES.

THIS SEASON...THERE WERE ONLY 12 DAYS WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE BELOW
32 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. THIS IS THE FEWEST NUMBER OF SUB FREEZING
HIGH TEMPERATURE DAYS SINCE THE WINTER OF 2001-2002 WITH 12...AND
TIED FOR THE 2ND FEWEST NUMBER OF SUB FREEZING HIGH TEMPERATURE
DAYS...BEHIND ONLY 6 DAYS IN THE WINTER OF 1931-1932. ALSO...THERE
WERE NO DAYS WITH A TEMPERATURE AT OR BELOW ZERO DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT. THIS IS ONLY THE 11TH WINTER ON RECORD WITHOUT A
TEMPERATURE AT OR BELOW ZERO...AND THE FIRST SINCE THE WINTER OF
2001-2002.

PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE WINTER SEASON...WITH 8.87
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FALLING. THIS IS 1.80 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL VALUE OF 7.07 INCHES. THIS RANKS AS THE 21ST WETTEST WINTER
SEASON ON RECORD. LAST WINTER...6.09 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL.

ALTHOUGH THIS WINTER SEASON RANKS AS THE 6TH WARMEST ON
RECORD...SNOWFALL WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE SEASON. 27.5
INCHES OF SNOW FELL...WHICH IS 1.2 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL VALUE OF
26.3 INCHES. LAST WINTER SEASON...45.3 INCHES OF SNOW FELL AT FORT
WAYNE.

THIS SEASON...THERE WERE ONLY 26 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE SNOWFALL AT
FORT WAYNE. THIS IS THE FEWEST NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE
SNOWFALL IN A WINTER SEASON SINCE 2006-2007...WHEN THERE WERE ONLY
18 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE SNOWFALL. LAST SEASON...THERE WERE 35 DAYS
WITH MEASURABLE SNOWFALL.

THERE HAS ONLY BEEN 19 DAYS THIS SEASON WITH A SNOW DEPTH OF AT
LEAST ONE INCH. THIS IS THE FEWEST NUMBER OF DAYS WITH AT LEAST A
ONE INCH SNOW DEPTH SINCE THE 2001-2002 WINTER SEASON...WHEN THERE
WERE ONLY 4 DAYS WITH A ONE INCH OR GREATER SNOW DEPTH. THE GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH THIS SEASON WAS 5 INCHES ON JANUARY 21ST.

$$

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