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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
635 AM EST WED DEC 2 2015

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE FALL SEASON, FROM
9/1/2015 TO 11/30/2015...

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             100   09/02/1953
                        09/01/1953
 LOW                    11/30/1958
                        11/25/1950
                        11/24/1950
HIGHEST            90   09/03        MM      MM       90
LOWEST             11   11/22        MM      MM        9
AVG. MAXIMUM     66.1              63.1     3.0     59.2
AVG. MINIMUM     45.4              42.4     3.0     40.2
MEAN             55.7              52.8     2.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               1.2    -0.2        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               1.4    -0.4        8
DAYS MIN <= 32     14              18.7    -4.7       21
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.47   1992
 MINIMUM         2.89   1964
TOTALS           6.59              8.73   -2.14    10.73
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.10   -0.03     0.12
DAYS >= .01        26              30.0    -4.0       31
DAYS >= .10        14              17.9    -3.9       19
DAYS >= .50         4               5.7    -1.7        5
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.9    -0.9        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.59   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           14.1   1950
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            4.2               2.1     2.1      4.2
SINCE 7/1         4.2               2.1     2.1      4.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       4               2.8     1.2       15
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.6     0.4        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   11/23                          3
                        11/22
 24 HR TOTAL      4.1   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     960              1205    -245     1422
 SINCE 7/1         MM              1217      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL     139                92      47       57
 SINCE 1/1        811               809       2      731
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/150    DATE  11/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/250    DATE  11/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           23
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             44
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         24

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             12     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               31     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                      49     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                     25

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

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FALL OF 2015

IT WAS A VERY MILD AUTUMN WITH BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION DESPITE A
SLIGHTLY WET SEPTEMBER. A VERY STRONG EL NINO EVENT WAS ONGOING IN
THE PACIFIC OCEAN DURING THIS FALL PERIOD AND LIKELY CONTRIBUTED TO
THE PATTERN WHICH RESULTED IN MILD TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER IN OUR REGION. THERE WERE A
COUPLE PERIODS OF COLD WEATHER...BUT THESE WERE SHORT LIVED
AND QUICKLY REPLACED BY MILD WEATHER.

ALL THREE MONTHS EXPERIENCED MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ABOVE
NORMAL...WITH SEPTEMBER AND NOVEMBER BOTH OVER 3 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE SEASONAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 55.7 DEGREES...2.9
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 7TH WARMEST FALL SEASON
ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE.

PRECIPITATION WAS 6.59 INCHES...2.14 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 31ST DRIEST FALL SEASON ON RECORD. SEPTEMBER WAS ABOUT
A QUARTER INCH ABOVE NORMAL WHILE OCTOBER WAS NEARLY 1.5 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL AND NOVEMBER WAS NEARLY AN INCH BELOW NORMAL.

THE SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTAL WAS 4.2 INCHES...2.1 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 28TH SNOWIEST FALL SEASON ON RECORD. ALL
OF THIS SNOW FELL DURING ONE EVENT ON THE 21ST AND 22ND OF NOVEMBER.

HERE IS A MONTH BY MONTH SUMMARY OF THE 2015 FALL SEASON...

...A WARM AND SLIGHTLY WET SEPTEMBER TO START THE FALL SEASON...

THE FIRST MONTH OF METEOROLOGICAL FALL WAS RATHER UNEVENTFUL...VERY
WARM AND SURPRISINGLY SLIGHTLY WETTER THAN NORMAL. MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION OCCURRED ON JUST 6 DAYS DURING THE MONTH...BUT OVER A
HALF INCH OF RAIN FELL ON 2 OF THESE DAYS AND OVER AN INCH FELL ON 1
DAY. NINE DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE CONSIDERED MOSTLY CLEAR AND 16 DAYS
WERE PARTLY CLOUDY. FIVE DAYS WERE CONSIDERED CLOUDY.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 67.8...3.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 13TH WARMEST SEPTEMBER...TIED WITH THE YEARS 1983
AND 1960. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 78.7 AND THE AVERAGE LOW
WAS 57.0. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 90...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE
3RD. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 45...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 21ST AND
22ND.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 3.03 INCHES...0.23 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 38TH WETTEST SEPTEMBER.

...A WARM AND ABNORMALLY DRY OCTOBER ...

TEMPERATURES FOR OCTOBER AVERAGED NEARLY TWO DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL
WHILE PRECIPITATION WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL. IT WAS GENERALLY AN
UNEVENTFUL MONTH WITH ABOUT 75 PERCENT OF THE MONTHLY RAINFALL
OCCURRING ON 3 OF THE LAST 5 DAYS OF THE MONTH. MORE THAN HALF OF
THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 27TH AND 28TH. THIS RAINFALL
WAS COMPLIMENTS OF THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE PATRICIA...WHICH HAD
FORMED EARLIER IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN AND WAS DESIGNATED AS
THE STRONGEST HURRICANE ON RECORD IN THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC AND
ATLANTIC OCEAN REGION.

THE FIRST 26 DAYS OF OCTOBER WERE SO DRY THAT PARTS OF THE REGION
EXPERIENCED A FLASH DROUGHT AND WERE INCLUDED IN THE NATIONAL
DROUGHT MONITOR. MUCH OF NORTHERN INDIANA AND PART OF NORTHWEST OHIO
WAS INCLUDED IN THE CATEGORY D0 WHICH REPRESENTS ABNORMALLY DRY
CONDITIONS. A SMALL PART OF EXTREME NORTHERN INDIANA AND MUCH OF
SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN WERE INCLUDED IN THE CATEGORY D1 WHICH
REPRESENTS A MODERATE DROUGHT. THE RAIN AT THE END OF THE MONTH
HELPED PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED SOIL MOISTURE GOING INTO THE WINTER
SEASON.

WEATHER CONDITIONS ON OCTOBER 19TH WERE SO DRY THAT A RARE RED FLAG
WARNING WAS ISSUED FOR NORTHERN INDIANA. THIS WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN
THE COMBINATION OF ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS AND DRY VEGETATION COULD
LEAD TO RAPIDLY SPREADING WILD FIRES. AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY
VALUES DROPPED BELOW 30 PERCENT WHILE GUSTY SURFACE WINDS INCREASED
TO AROUND 30 MPH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER AT FORT WAYNE
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS 54.3...1.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIED
WITH 1915 AND 1955 AS THE 35TH WARMEST OCTOBER. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 80 ON THE 8TH AND THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 26 ON
THE 18TH.

IT WAS A DRY MONTH WITH JUST 1.43 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...1.41
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS TIED WITH 1994 AS THE 21ST DRIEST OCTOBER.
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON JUST 8 DAYS WITH ONE OF THOSE
DAYS...OCTOBER 28TH...HAVING MORE THAN A HALF INCH OF PRECIPITATION.

THERE WAS NO SNOWFALL DURING THE MONTH. NORMAL OCTOBER SNOWFALL IS
0.3 INCHES.

...WARM NOVEMBER AT FORT WAYNE DESPITE MID MONTH WINTER STORM...

THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER WAS QUITE WARM AT FORT WAYNE...WITH 4
DAYS OF HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S FROM THE 2ND THROUGH THE 5TH.
ANOTHER WARM STRETCH OF TEMPERATURES WERE OBSERVED FROM THE 15TH
THROUGH THE 18TH WITH HIGHS OF AT LEAST 61 DEGREES EACH DAY.
HOWEVER...A WINTER STORM BROUGHT COLDER TEMPERATURES AND THE FIRST
MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON ON THE 21ST. 4.2 INCHES OF SNOW
FELL AT FORT WAYNE ON THE 21ST AND 22ND...WITH THE HIGH TEMPERATURE
ONLY REACHING 30 DEGREES ON THE 22ND. THE SNOW MELTED QUICKLY AS
TEMPERATURES WARMED ABOVE 60 DEGREES BY THANKSGIVING DAY ON THE
26TH. THE SNOW DEPTH WENT FROM 3 INCHES ON THE MORNING OF THE 23RD
TO NOTHING BY THE MORNING OF THE 26TH. THE MONTH ENDED WITH A COOLER
AND WETTER WEATHER PATTERN.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AT FORT WAYNE FOR NOVEMBER WAS 45.0
DEGREES...3.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 11TH WARMEST
NOVEMBER ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 75 ON THE 4TH AND
THE LOWEST WAS 11 ON THE 22ND. THERE WERE 4 DAYS WITH A HIGH OF 70
DEGREES OR MORE...WHICH TIED FOR THE 5TH MOST 70 DEGREE DAYS IN
NOVEMBER AT FORT WAYNE ON RECORD.

NOVEMBER PRECIPITATION AT FORT WAYNE TOTALED 2.13 INCHES...WHICH WAS
0.96 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. MEASURABLE RAINFALL WAS RECOREDED ON 12
DAYS DURING THE MONTH. THIS RANKED AS THE 38TH DRIEST NOVEMBER ON
RECORD. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION TOTAL DURING THE MONTH
WAS 0.88 INCHES ON THE 27TH TO 28TH. THE 4.2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS
2.1 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MONTHLY SNOWFALL TOTAL DID NOT RANK IN
THE TOP 25 SNOWIEST NOVEMBERS ON RECORD...AND EQUALED THE NOVEMBER
SNOWFALL TOTAL FROM 2014.

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LASHLEY


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