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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
535 AM EST SUN DEC 1 2013

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE FALL SEASON, FROM 9/1/2013
TO 11/30/2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2013

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            95   09/11        MM      MM       87
                        09/10
LOWEST             14   11/24        MM      MM       21
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.5              63.1    -0.6     61.6
AVG. MINIMUM     41.5              42.4    -0.9     40.7
MEAN             52.0              52.8    -0.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      3               1.2     1.8        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               1.4     1.6        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     23              18.7     4.3       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.47   1992
 MINIMUM         2.89   1964
TOTALS           7.01              8.73   -1.72     7.52
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.10   -0.02     0.08
DAYS >= .01        26              30.0    -4.0       31
DAYS >= .10        17              17.9    -0.9       19
DAYS >= .50         4               5.7    -1.7        4
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.9    -0.9        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.74   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           14.1   1950
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            1.0               2.1    -1.1      0.6
SINCE 7/1         1.0               2.1    -1.1      0.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       9               2.8     6.2        6
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.6    -0.6        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   11/12                          0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.5   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1281              1205      76     1316
 SINCE 7/1         MM              1217      MM     1321
COOLING TOTAL     126                92      34       81
 SINCE 1/1        856               809      47     1108
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/260    DATE  11/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    58/250    DATE  11/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             20
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         18

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                      10
LIGHT RAIN               30     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                      56     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                     21

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

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FALL 2013 SUMMARY

...SEPTEMBER...

THE FALL SEASON BEGAN WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. THERE WERE 13 DAYS WITH
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND JUST TWO DAYS WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF MORE THAN 9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...SEPTEMBER 13TH AND
14TH. IRONICALLY THESE TWO COLDEST DAYS FOLLOWED THE THREE WARMEST
DAYS OF THE MONTH...SEPTEMBER 9TH THROUGH THE 11TH. THIS PERIOD
HELPED BOOST THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE TO JUST ABOVE NORMAL.
DURING THIS STRETCH...HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE 90S EACH DAY.

SEPTEMBER 10TH WAS THE WARMEST DAY OF THE MONTH AND YEAR WITH A HIGH
OF 95 AND A LOW OF 73...MAKING THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 17 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN 9 PREVIOUS YEARS IN WHICH THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR OCCURRED IN SEPTEMBER. THE LAST TIME
WAS IN 2008. SEPTEMBER 10TH IS THE FOURTH LATEST DAY FOR THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR. SEPTEMBER 15TH 1927 AND 1939 ARE THE LATEST
DATES FOR THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR. THE HIGH WAS 99 IN
1939 AND 95 IN 1927.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 64.8...0.5 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIED 2009 FOR THE 56TH COOLEST SEPTEMBER ON
RECORD DATING BACK TO 1912. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS
77.1...1.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS
52.5...JUST 0.1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE 3 DAYS WITH HIGHS
AT OR ABOVE 90. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 37 WHICH
OCCURRED ON SEPTEMBER 14TH.

PRECIPITATION WAS JUST 1.89 INCHES...0.91 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. MORE
THAN HALF OF THIS PRECIPITATION...1.24 INCHES...FELL IN THE 24 HOUR
PERIOD ON THE 19TH AND 20TH. SEPTEMBER 2013 RANKED AS THE 34TH
DRIEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD.

...OCTOBER...

OCTOBER HAD A VERY WARM START AT FORT WAYNE...WITH 4 OF THE FIRST 5
DAYS OF THE MONTH HAVING AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 13 DEGREES OR
MORE ABOVE NORMAL. AFTER NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE MIDDLE
PART OF THE MONTH...A PATTERN SHIFT BROUGHT WELL BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES TO THE REGION BEGINNING ON THE 22ND. THIS HELPED BRING
MIXED PRECIPITATION OVER A FOUR DAY PERIOD...WITH SOME AREAS SOUTH
OF FORT WAYNE RECEIVING THEIR FIRST ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL OF THE
SEASON.

AN INTERESTING STATISTIC FROM THIS WILD SWING IN TEMPERATURES: THERE
WERE ONLY 10 DAYS BETWEEN 80 DEGREE TEMPERATURES AND FREEZING
TEMPERATURES. THE LAST 80 DEGREE DAY OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE
12TH...AND THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON OCCURRED ON THE 22ND. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 85 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON
THE 4TH...AND THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 28 WHICH
OCCURRED ON THE 25TH. OVERALL...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH OF OCTOBER ENDED UP NEAR NORMAL AT FORT WAYNE. THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 53.1 DEGREES...WHICH IS 0.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS TIED AS 51ST WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD SINCE 1912.

THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WAS DRY AT FORT WAYNE...WITH ONLY 1.93 INCHES
OF RAINFALL OVER THE FIRST 30 DAYS OF THE MONTH. HOWEVER...A STRONG
FALL STORM TRACKED TOWARD THE GREAT LAKES REGION OVER THE LAST TWO
DAYS OF THE MONTH...BRINGING OVER AN INCH OF RAINFALL ON HALLOWEEN.
THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.66 INCHES...WHICH IS 0.82
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 21ST WETTEST OCTOBER ON
RECORD SINCE 1912. MEASURABLE RAINFALL FELL ON 12 DAYS DURING
OCTOBER...WITH THE GREATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL BEING 1.74 INCHES
WHICH FELL ON THE 30TH AND 31ST.

...NOVEMBER...

OVERALL NOVEMBER WAS COLDER THAN NORMAL WITH BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL. THIS WAS IN CONTRAST TO PARTS OF
NORTHWEST INDIANA WHICH SAW SNOWFALL TOTALS WELL ABOVE NORMAL DUE TO
LAKE EFFECT SNOW. HALF OF THE SNOW IN FORT WAYNE FELL ON THE 11TH
WITH 0.5 INCHES MEASURED. THE OTHER HALF INCH WAS SPREAD OVER THE
23RD...25TH AND 27TH.

THE MONTH WAS CHARACTERIZED BY SEVERAL LARGE SWINGS IN TEMPERATURES
AS TWO STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONTS BROUGHT VERY COLD TEMPERATURES INTO
THE REGION. SANDWICHED BETWEEN THESE ARCTIC INTRUSIONS WAS A BRIEF
BUT SIGNIFICANT WARMUP WHICH LED TO A RECORD SETTING SEVERE WEATHER
AND TORNADO OUTBREAK ACROSS INDIANA. FOLLOWING THE FIRST BRIEF
ARCTIC PLUNGE ON THE 11TH THROUGH 13TH...TEMPERATURES WARMED QUICKLY
WITH HIGHS BACK INTO THE 60S BY THE 17TH. THIS WAS THE WARMEST DAY
OF THE MONTH WITH THE HIGH REACHING 65 AT FORT WAYNE AHEAD OF THE
SECOND ARCTIC COLD FRONT. THIS FRONT WAS ASSOCIATED WITH A
PRELIMINARY COUNT OF 28 TORNADOES ACROSS INDIANA...BREAKING THE
RECORD FOR MOST TORNADOES IN A SINGLE DAY IN NOVEMBER AND BEING THE
THIRD MOST TORNADOES FOR ANY DAY OF THE YEAR IN INDIANA. THE CLOSEST
TORNADO TO FORT WAYNE WAS AN EF1 TORNADO IN NORTHEAST VAN WERT
COUNTY.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 38.1...3.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 21ST COOLEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD DATING BACK TO 1912.
THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 65 ON THE 17TH AND THE COLDEST WAS 14 ON
THE 24TH. THERE WERE 3 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES REMAINING AT OR BELOW
32 DEGREES. THIS TIED FOR 26TH PLACE FOR NUMBER OF NOVEMBER DAYS WITH
HIGH TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING.

PRECIPITATION FOR NOVEMBER WAS 1.46 INCHES...1.63 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 20TH DRIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD. THE
OFFICIAL SNOWFALL WAS 1.0 INCHES...0.8 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 44TH LEAST SNOWIEST NOVEMBER.

...FALL 2013...

OVERALL THE FALL SEASON OF 2013 HAD SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES...PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL AT FORT WAYNE.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 52.0...JUST 0.8 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 34TH COOLEST FALL SEASON ON RECORD.
PRECIPITATION WAS 7.01 INCHES...1.72 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 37TH DRIEST FALL SEASON. THERE WAS 1.0 INCHES OF SNOW
RECORDED FOR THE SEASON...1.1 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. ALL OF THIS SNOW
FELL IN NOVEMBER. THIS RANKED AS THE 39TH LEAST SNOWIEST FALL SEASON.

$$
LASHLEY





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