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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
929 AM EDT THU JUN 1 2017

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SPRING SEASON, FROM
3/1/2017 TO 5/31/2017...

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              99   05/27/1911
 LOW              -10   03/01/1967
HIGHEST            91   05/18        MM      MM       89
LOWEST             14   03/14        MM      MM       18
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.3              60.3     1.0     61.9
AVG. MINIMUM     41.7              38.9     2.8     41.1
MEAN             51.5              49.6     1.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.6     0.4        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               2.8     0.2        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     19              27.1    -8.1       23
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        18.50   2011
 MINIMUM         5.07   1958
TOTALS          16.98             10.50    6.48    11.14
DAILY AVG.       0.18              0.11    0.07     0.12
DAYS >= .01        48              38.1     9.9       38
DAYS >= .10        26              21.9     4.1       23
DAYS >= .50        13               6.8     6.2        8
DAYS >= 1.00        3               2.1     0.9        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.35   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           21.3   1912
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            3.4               5.1    -1.7      3.9
SINCE 7/1        18.5              33.5   -15.0     20.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE      11               5.1     5.9       13
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.6    -0.6        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/14                          1
 24 HR TOTAL      1.6   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1285              1475    -190     1289
 SINCE 7/1         MM              6072      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL      64                58       6       74
 SINCE 1/1         64                57       7       74
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    46/250    DATE  03/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    61/260    DATE  03/08

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             43
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               17     RAIN                      21
LIGHT RAIN               52     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      1
FOG                      41     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                     11

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

&&

...SPRING WAS WET WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES...

SPRING STARTED OUT WITH A NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURE AND WET MARCH.
THEN THE SEASON BEGAN TO WARM UP WITH A MUCH WARMER THAN NORMAL
APRIL. MID-SPRING, APRIL, ALSO CONTINUED THE WET SPRING WITH ABOVE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION. FINALLY, SPRING ENDED SLIGHTLY ON THE COOL
SIDE WITH MAY AND VERY WET.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SPRING SEASON WAS 51.5 DEGREES...1.9
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 15TH WARMEST SPRING SEASON
ON RECORD. THE WARMEST SPRING SEASON ON RECORD IS 2012 WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 56.9 DEGREES.

SPRING PRECIPITATION WAS 16.98 INCHES...6.48 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 2ND WETTEST SPRING ON RECORD.

SPRING SNOWFALL WAS 3.4 INCHES...1.7 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 38TH LEAST SNOWIEST SPRING ON RECORD.

BELOW IS A MONTH BY MONTH SUMMARY OF THE SPRING SEASON


MARCH

...SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES WITH ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL IN MARCH...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS CLOSE TO NORMAL AT FORT WAYNE
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHILE PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL.
TEMPERATURES VARIED SIGNIFICANTLY DURING THE MONTH...BUT AFTER A
VERY WARM FEBRUARY...MARCH FELT COLDER THAN NORMAL TO MANY PEOPLE.
THE MONTH BEGAN WITH SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND TEMPERATURES IN THE
60S BUT BY THE 3RD HIGHS WERE ONLY IN THE LOWER 30S AND LOWS WERE IN
THE LOWER 20S ACROSS THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WOULD WARM AGAIN
THOUGH WITH HIGHS BACK IN THE 60S BY THE 5TH. THE REMAINDER OF THE
MONTH WOULD SEE SIMILAR SWINGS FROM WARM TO COLD. THE BIGGEST CHANGE
OCCURRED ON THE 23RD AND 24TH WHEN THE HIGH TEMPERATURE WENT FROM 49
ON THE 23RD TO 76 ON THE 24TH. 2 OF THE FINAL 6 DAYS OF MARCH
CONTAINED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH PRECIPITATION TOTALS REACHING
HIGHER THAN 0.75 INCH OF RAIN EACH DAY.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 39.4 DEGREES...1.0 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 41ST WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD. THERE WAS
3.81 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...1.10 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED
AS THE 28TH WETTEST MARCH ON RECORD. SNOWFALL FOR MARCH WAS 3.0
INCHES...1.1 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 44TH LEAST
SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD.

APRIL

...WARM APRIL WITH NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED WELL ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH AT FORT WAYNE
WHILE PRECIPITATION WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WAS ONE DAY
WITH MEASURABLE SNOW ON APRIL 6TH BUT THE MONTHLY TOTAL WAS BELOW
NORMAL.

IT WAS A RATHER TYPICAL APRIL WITH LARGE VARIATIONS IN TEMPERATURES.
DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE MIDDLE 40S TO THE MIDDLE 80S
WHILE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE UPPER 20S TO THE LOWER
60S. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 85 ON THE 26TH AND
THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 29 ON THE 8TH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 55.1...5.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 5TH WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD. THERE WERE 9 DAYS
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BELOW NORMAL BUT THERE WERE NO DAYS WITH
AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE MORE THAN 7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. IN
CONTRAST...THERE WERE 10 DAYS WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF AT
LEAST 10 DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE NORMAL.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.71 INCHES...0.19 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 41ST WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD.
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON 15 DAYS.

THERE WAS 0.4 INCHES OF SNOW...ALL FALLING ON APRIL 6TH. THIS WAS
0.6 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1.0 INCHES AND RANKED AS THE 61ST
LEAST SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD.

MAY

...A VERY WET MAY WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES...

METEOROLOGICAL SPRING CAME TO AN END WITH A VERY WET MAY BUT
TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH AVERAGED JUST SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL
DESPITE ALL THE RAINFALL. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON JUST OVER
HALF OF THE DAYS IN THE MONTH AND TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW NORMAL ON
16 DAYS. THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS BELOW NORMAL ON 11 OF THE
FIRST 13 DAYS. THERE WAS A NICE STRETCH OF WEATHER FROM AROUND THE
14TH THROUGH THE 17TH WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NO
PRECIPITATION. THIS BRIEF WINDOW DID ALLOW MANY FARM FIELDS TO DRY
OUT WHICH GAVE FARMERS A CHANCE TO GET THEIR SPRING CROPS IN.
UNFORTUNATELY THIS WINDOW CAME TO A QUICK CLOSE AS MORE RAIN
RETURNED WITH OVER AN INCH FALLING ON THE 18TH AND NEARLY 3 INCHES
FALLING FROM THE 18TH TO THE 21ST.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 59.8...0.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 50TH COOLEST MAY ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 91 ON THE 18TH. THIS WAS THE 8TH EARLIEST DATE FOR A
90 DEGREE DAY ON RECORD. THE EARLIEST WAS APRIL 11TH 1930. THE
COOLEST TEMPERATURE WAS 31 ON THE 8TH. THIS WAS THE ONLY DAY BELOW
FREEZING IN MAY.

MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS 9.22 INCHES...4.95 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 2ND WETTEST MAY ON RECORD. MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 19 DAYS AND AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN FELL ON 3
DIFFERENT DAYS.

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